Blue Sky Network, an Iridium Satellite Communications partner, has announced the release of a new dual-mode, real-time tracking and vehicle management solution that could have applications in remote mining operations.
Certified by Iridium, the HawkEye 5500 (HE5500) offers full integration of on-board systems, support for both light- and heavy-duty vehicles, two-way messaging, a remote emergency switch, collision detection, audible alerts, RFID and Bluetooth driver identification and customisable application integration, according to the company. It is the first vehicle tracking system to offer this comprehensive set of features, Blue Sky Network says.
The HE5500 uses 2G/3G/LTE and the Iridium satellite network to provide global “always-on” coverage with the highest resolution tracking and communication on the market, the company said.
“Capabilities include offloading diagnostics, user, and other on-board system data over AES- 256 encrypted communications to a fleet operations centre, or through a tailor-made Bluetooth connected application,” Blue Sky Network said. “Users can customise reporting rates based on movement or location and provide driver feedback when safety violations occur.”
Nick Tucky, Vice President of Sales for Blue Sky Network, said: “The HE5500 replaces legacy systems for mission-critical operations including mining, defence, security, public safety, search and rescue, and executive transport in remote, austere environments.
“The HE5500 represents a monumental step forward in Blue Sky Network’s commitment to providing future-proofed, advanced technology for vehicle fleets of all sizes. Its capabilities and advanced on-board sensors are unique features that allow forward-looking upgrade compatibility for years to come.”
All operations are tracked via Blue Sky Network’s portal, SkyRouter, which allows for effective high-security command and control of fleets anywhere on the planet, the company says.