Iridium has unveiled its new Iridium Edge add-on device, which allows businesses to add satellite-based tracking and monitoring to any vehicle, from truck fleets to aircraft, ships and construction equipment.
The Edge module was unveiled at the CTIA Super Mobility conference on September 8 by Iridium, which provides satellite-based global phone communications anywhere on the planet using a 66-satellite “constellation” that orbits Earth.
The Iridium Edge can work side by side with land-based cellular devices to provide asset management and vehicle tracking, according to Tim Last, vice president and general manager of Iridium’s machine-to-machine (M2M) business.
The Edge is a rugged, sealed device that measures 5.12 inches (13 cm) long, 3.14 inches (8 cm) wide and 1.18 inches (3 cm) high, and meets IP67 standards for environmental toughness. By adding the Edge device to a vehicle or other business asset, companies can add dual-mode satellite tracking to more accurately monitor its property anywhere in the world, even where there are no cellular networks, said Last.
The Edge is Iridium’s latest satellite tracking device and will be available soon. Please leave us a note if you want to be contacted when it becomes available or if you have any other questions.