Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ:SWIR) (TSX:SW), the provider of fully integrated device-to-cloud solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), has announced the company has added solar power to its satellite-enabled asset tracking managed service, which allows agencies to connect, track and manage thousands of relief assets and respond to emergencies more effectively, the company said.
The company is using Globalstar, Inc.´s (NYSE American:GSAT) SmartOne Solar device to extend battery power and provide reliable satellite connectivity to ensure devices remain online and available when it matters most.
Following a natural disaster, like a hurricane or forest fire, it´s imperative that assets such as emergency equipment, temporary trailers for housing, and food and clean water supplies be deployed quickly to the right locations.
When power and cellular networks are out of service, Sierra Wireless´ managed satellite asset tracking service with Globalstar´s SmartOne Solar device provides the reliability that agencies need to accurately deploy resources. Globalstar´s solar-powered device can run for up to 10 years on battery power, ensuring that agencies stay connected to assets in-motion.
Sierra Wireless is an IoT pioneer, empowering businesses and industries to transform and thrive in the connected economy. Customers Start with Sierra because we offer a device to cloud solution, comprised of embedded and networking solutions seamlessly integrated with our secure cloud and connectivity services.
Globalstar is a provider of mobile satellite voice and data services. Customers around the world in industries such as government, emergency management, marine, logging, oil & gas and outdoor recreation rely on Globalstar to conduct business smarter and faster, maintain peace of mind and access emergency personnel.