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KB000747 - Does the GSatMicro message format support PECOS?

The GSatMicro does support the PECOS format for short position. The long position format could be supported as well. Since the GSatMicro is quite flexible in terms of programming and message packing, the scripting capabilities make it quite easy to build features like this.

KB000741 - How do I disable my browser's current position location (You) in GSatTrack?

To disable showing your current position you can disable location sharing in the browser settings, or disable it for the specific website. This varies by browser.

Keep in mind that even though your browser location is shown on the mapping interface of GSatTrack, the location is not shared with other users of the platform.

This feature is quite popular especially when you are trying to meet up with an asset in the field. You simply pick the asset to follow and can easily see what direction to go, since the device you are holding will temporarily show it's location without actually being an asset in the portal.

KB000708 - What is the GSatMicro-DoD

The GSatMicro-DoD is specifically for your government customers that wish to leverage the Iridium Airtime contract and advanced services provided by a government program called Enhanced Mobile Satellite Services (EMSS).

EMSS is a capability provided by the DOD that features global data transfer and securable voice communications. The service allows real-time access to other EMSS users, the Sensitive but Unclassified (SBU) Voice and commercial U.S. and international telephone networks through the Iridium satellite network.

Global Satellite Engineering (GSE) is an approved EMSS Partner and all of our hardware which includes the GSatMicro Series, MCG-101, and Aurora are approved to function on the Departement of Defense Gateway. Some of the requirements of becoming an EMSS partner include current status as an Iridium Certified partner/developer, and that our products are made in the USA. In addition, GSE performs the necessary flashing of the Iridium modem within the GSatMicro which is a requirement to function on the DoD Gateway. The Iridium Airtime contract under the EMSS program offers the Government Mission Partners unlimited fixed-price usage. Airtime rates are fixed and will not increase based on usage, number of devices or subscribers added to the EMSS gateway, making approved products all that more attractive to the EMSS mission partners.

Note that our MCG-101 requires a SIM card to function and that it accepts the EMSS issued SIM card allowing it to function on the DoD Gateway. More information on the MCG-101 can be found here:

More on the Aurora:

KB000707 - Is the GSatMicro made in the US?

Yes. All of GSE's hardware is made in the US. This includes the GSatMicro, GSatMicro OEM, GSatMicro X, GSatMicro-DoD, the MCG-101, and the Aurora.

KB000706 - Does the GSatMicro come with a battery charging and configuration cable?

Yes. Once you’ve removed the GSatMicro from its box, underneath you will find the charging and configuration cable. It may look like a standard charging cable for an M2M device with its black matte finish and 3 end split with over mold, but it's much more. On one end, you’ll notice a well-founded “GSatMicro” print on it with a white arrow facing down which will go into the GSatMicro’s charging port, that is located under the black rubber cap up top of the GSatMicro. On the other side of the cable end, you’ll see the GSE logo over mold, which divides that end to a USB port, RS232, and DC Power & I/O.

Full details can be found here under an article: “What Comes in the Box”:

The GSatMcro can rest on the shelf for years without needing to be charged. For self-powered operation, or operation on USB, an optional 2500 mAh LiPo battery pack can be added. This battery pack was custom designed with special LiPo materials to achieve a 20% increase in battery density. Also, the size was custom built to fit within the outline of the GSatMicro board for an efficient stackable design.

Power and Battery Power Connections: USB DC Input (4.5V to 5.5V)
High Voltage DC Input (7.5V to 36V) (protected to 40V DC)
Battery Type: Internal LiPo 2500mAh with PTC
Battery Charge Time USB: 4-6 hours
Battery Charge Time DC: 2-3 hours


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