Blue Sky Network, a principal supplier of satellite tracking and communication solutions for aviation, land and marine, today announced the launch of the HawkEye 7200 portable M2M tracking solution. The HawkEye 7200 includes features such as multi-national global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receiver support and integrated Bluetooth for Iridium connectivity to smart devices. Designed in a small form factor, the HawkEye 7200 can be powered by battery or via an external power source and is a key addition to Blue Sky Network’s solutions portfolio extending the reach of smart device communications globally anywhere in the world.
The HawkEye 7200 is Blue Sky Network’s first product to incorporate a multi-national GNSS receiver. It combines the major GNSS providers into a single location-based chip that can be used in other parts of the world including GLONASS for Russia and the GALILEO for the European Union. This multi-national GNSS receiver feature enables fleet operators with globally dispersed assets to obtain position reports with increased accuracy and performance. When used with New SkyRouter, Blue Sky Network’s cloud-based web-portal, the HawkEye 7200 offers portable tracking and resource management of any asset type across the globe. The HawkEye 7200 hosts an RS232 interface and digital inputs/outputs for connectivity and control of external sensors or other telematics devices.
With the integrated Bluetooth connectivity, the HawkEye 7200 supports Blue Sky Network’s new iPhone/iPad application. The application allows users to send emails, short-code messages and customizable electronic forms through the Iridium network. With the ability for operators to build and fully customize forms – such as flight plans, maintenance records, and logistic records of remote assets – HawkEye 7200 supports the industry’s movement towards paperless fleet operations.
“Blue Sky Network is a long-time member of the Iridium partner ecosystem and is continuously delivering cutting-edge M2M communication solutions targeting new markets,” said Bryan Hartin, executive vice president, commercial sales and marketing of Iridium. “The HawkEye 7200 is yet another solution from Blue Sky Network that offers powerful capabilities and applications that utilize the Iridium network. Together we are providing customers with critical connectivity worldwide.”
“The HawkEye 7200 further bolsters our leadership position in the mobile resource management and tracking industry,” said Blue Sky Network’s CEO and founder, Jon Gilbert. “Combining our HawkEye 7200 with our iPhone/iPad application and our industry leading backend web portal, New SkyRouter, our customers have a complete end-to-end solution to link the far reaches of the world right in the palm of their hand. We are shrinking the global communication barrier and improving the methods by which people anywhere make connections to manage critical assets and communicate.”
Blue Sky Network will be showcasing the HawkEye 7200 at the Helitech International Helicopter Expo & Conference, taking place in London – September 24 – 26, in booth #B59.
The new HawkEye 7200 is in process of being certified by Iridium, with production expected in Q4 2013. For more information on Blue Sky Network’s products, please visit: www.blueskynetwork.com.
About Blue Sky Network:
Blue Sky Network is a principal supplier of satellite tracking and communication solutions for the aviation, land mobile and marine industries. Our solutions leverage the power of the Iridium satellite network to deliver reliable GNSS tracking, voice, two-way messaging, and asset monitoring for improved fleet management. Blue Sky Network’s leading fleet management web portal, New SkyRouter, is a comprehensive cloud-based solution designed to support multi-asset types working seamlessly with Blue Sky Network’s advanced tracking hardware. Blue Sky Network has also pioneered advanced technologies, such as dual-mode tracking solutions (GSM-cellular and Iridium-Satellite) and HawkEyeLink, which provides a Bluetooth interface for smartphones and tablets in the cockpit to communicate over the Iridium network. Founded in 2001, Blue Sky Network is headquartered in La Jolla, California with customers and distributors worldwide. For more information about our company and solutions, visit the Blue Sky Network website at www.blueskynetwork.com.
About Iridium Communications Inc.:
Iridium® is the only mobile voice and data satellite communications network that spans the entire globe. Iridium enables connections between people, organizations and assets to and from anywhere, in real time. Together with its ever-expanding ecosystem of partner companies, Iridium delivers an innovative and rich portfolio of reliable solutions for markets that require truly global communications. The company has a major development program underway for its next-generation network — Iridium NEXT. Iridium Communications Inc. is headquartered in McLean, Va., U.S.A., and its common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol IRDM. For more information about Iridium products, services and partner solutions, visit www.iridium.com.
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