FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
10 September, 2018
M2M Connectivity announces partnership with AssetLink and Pivotel Group for sales and support of the AssetPack Iridium satellite IoT terminal in Australia and New Zealand.
Melbourne, Australia – M2M Connectivity are pleased to announce a new partnership with AssetLink and Pivotel for sales and support of the industry-leading AssetPack Internet of Things (IoT) satellite terminals in the Australia and New Zealand region.
The AssetPack AP3 Iridium solar powered modem is ideally suited to remote tracking and sensor monitoring applications.
M2M Connectivity are the importer and distributor of the hardware, and will work closely with Pivotel to deliver off-the-shelf hardware and data solutions, making the system easy to use with minimal set-up. Customers with their own data connectivity can buy from M2M Connectivity directly to enhance their own services.
AssetLink’s AP3 IoT modem uses the global Iridium satellite network and provides the ability to track and manage unpowered and powered assets located in harsh, hazardous and remote regions anywhere in the world. The AP3 is a fully-integrated device that can be quickly installed on nearly any asset. It is powered by a solar-rechargable battery, delivering seven to ten years of service life without ever needing a battery change.
The AP3’s on-board intelligence provides a platform on which a variety of industry applications – from simple tracking to advanced sensor-based and business logic use cases – can be run. Device configuration and updates are performed remotely Over-The-Air (OTA) using a cloud-based user interface. With this control, the user can change configuration settings, load new geofences, manage the two sensor inputs (analog or digital) and the RS485 interface to support evolving requirements in the field over its 10-year life.
More than 28,000 AssetPacks have been deployed globally to track and monitor equipment in oil and gas, transportation, agriculture, maritime, construction and military logistics applications.
“The solid partnership with M2M Connectivity and Pivotel enables us to introduce our next generation technology to a region where satellite connectivity has been the right fit for decades,” said David J. Goldstein, President & CEO of AssetLink Global. “Now connectivity is not limited to a simple one-way beacon, or equipment with a power source. Without any cabling or power, the AP3 delivers capable, remote configurable, 10-year life with intelligent sensor capability – redefining the types of problems that can be solved with remote monitoring systems.”
Daryl Chambers, Director of M2M Connectivity said, “M2M is excited to be appointed as AssetLink’s distribution partner for Australia and New Zealand. AssetLink provides a ‘missing link’ in IoT and will allow our customers to monitor, track and control assets anywhere in the world without the need for a local connection. We see huge opportunities within sectors including smart agriculture, mining, environmental monitoring, transport, and other industrial IoT applications.”
Peter Bolger, CEO of Pivotel said, “The AssetPack is a tremendous addition to the satellite IOT terminal market and is set to eliminate the tedious and often logistically challenging task of changing out batteries on similar, long life, remote tracking and monitoring devices. I can see the AssetPack replacing many existing terminals used today on trailers and containers in the long haul transport industry as well as opening many new opportunities in that industry. Utilities such as telcos and power and water companies will be another important market. Pivotel itself has already benefited from the versatility of the AP3, deploying it as a remote monitoring and control tool for mobile stations.”
Products are available now for sale and use in Australia and New Zealand with full RCM approval.
About M2M Connectivity
M2M Connectivity are specialist wireless solution distributor for wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) and the Internet of Things (IoT). We distribute leading wireless M2M and IoT products in Australia and New Zealand for satellite, cellular and LPWAN. We offer hardware supported by specialist satellite solution architects. In addition we provide high-level integration and engineering support from the initial stages of selecting the most suitable hardware and network through to mass roll-out of projects.
For VAR reseller and channel partnership arrangements contact M2M Connectivity for details and pricing on the AssetLink products and services.
With its headquarters in Australia, and regional offices in New Zealand and the USA, Pivotel Group is a leading international provider of satellite and mobile technology including satellite phones, satellite broadband, personal and asset trackers, docking kits, M2M connections and maritime communication. Its experienced team of engineers and application developers ensure Pivotel Group’s licensed carrier network through its direct interconnection with all of the major mobile satellite operators provides the most extensive and simple to use range of satellite voice, data, personal safety and asset monitoring solutions. Pivotel Group’s 4G mobile network marketed as ecoSphere®extends its carrier network to deliver complementary terrestrial wireless services to rural and remote Australians.
About AssetLink Global
AssetLink is a fast-growing technology company with long heritage in satellite-enabled hardware and IoT systems implementation, design and manufacturing. We build best in class GPS satellite, cellular tracking and sensor-interface hardware, and deliver comprehensive hardware, data services and information access to industrial, Fortune 500 and government clients worldwide. AssetLink connects enterprises with their equipment and assets, no matter how remote.
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