ATLANTA , Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Numerex (Nasdaq: NMRX), a leading single-source provider of solutions and networks for Machine-to- Machine (M2M) applications, today announced the commercial release of the OrbitOne SX1 solution, a breakthrough in satellite-based asset monitoring and tracking technology. Operating on Globalstar's Low Earth Orbit (LEO) simplex satellite data network, the OrbitOne SX1 provides GPS visibility, event monitoring and asset management data on a near global basis.
Developed by Orbit One Communications, Numerex's recently acquired satellite solutions business, the SX1 is one of the smallest satellite communication devices in the industry with a footprint of only 7.25 x 3.25 x 1 inch (184 x 83 x 25 mm) and weighs a mere 13 ounces (369g). Delivering up to seven years of uninterrupted service on a field-replaceable battery, or operating on line power, the SX1 provides mission critical reliability under the harshest environmental conditions. Certified and manufactured to exceed IP68, NEMA 6P, and MILSTD 810 environmental specifications, the highly- ruggedized device can be installed, activated and operational in less than one minute.
For systems integrators the SX1 provides a reliable and open data architecture compatible with virtually any legacy supply chain, logistics or tracking application making it the ideal choice for the security, management and tracking of military, government or commercial assets such as inter-modal shipping containers, trailers, buoys, or barges. The OrbitOne solution is also capable of providing global supply chain logistics visibility, resulting in reduced demurrage, increased security and minimized fleet downtime.
"We are very excited about the launch of OrbitOne SX1, which we believe is a ground-breaking achievement. The solution provides our military, commercial and government clients with true visibility of their mobile assets nearly anywhere in the world - we think of it as Global RFID," comments Stratton Nicolaides, chairman and CEO of Numerex. "For large scale and global deployment OrbitOne offers one of the most cost-effective solutions available and complements our existing cellular tracking and monitoring platforms. The solution also extends our global reach and positions Numerex to offer our military, commercial, and government customers a broader range of device and network communication options."
Originally developed and deployed for the military and disaster response communities, the SX1 expands the satellite and cellular network services that are monitored and managed through the company's TAV (Total Asset Visibility) application. This comprehensive tracking and monitoring solution provides secure mapping, display, and management tools for tens of thousands of global assets from any internet connection worldwide. In the next few months Numerex intends to introduce an accompanying portfolio of sensor options to meet customer demands for additional real-time security and intelligent monitoring.
Orbit One Communications, the developer of the SX1 and TAV Software, was recently acquired by Numerex. The company is a recognized leader in satellite tracking solutions that offer visibility and event monitoring for emergency management, global supply chain logistics, and field asset and personnel tracking. Orbit One is the supplier of satellite tracking solutions to DHS- FEMA, the American Red Cross and prime contractors to federal and state agencies for disaster and emergency response operations.
The SX1 is commercially available now through Orbit One Communications LLC, a wholly-owned Numerex subsidiary, with a multi-year warranty to end users, systems integrators and value added resellers. For additional product information or demo kits, please visit Orbit One at www.nmrx.com or contact Scott Rosenzweig at 406-922-3333 or Gradey Caldwell at 770-485-2526. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org