Iridium Communications Adds Asset Management Tool

By Jack Burke29 September 2020

Iridium Communications said the latest addition to the Iridium Edge family of products, Iridium Edge Pro, is the company’s first programmable solution for asset management, tracking and recovery.

The new device enables customers to create customizable end-to-end monitoring solutions for vessels and other remote equipment using Iridium’s two-way network and truly global coverage.

Iridium Edge Pro is designed for applications including vessel monitoring systems, electric generator or genset management, oil and gas machinery and cathodic protection.

Through Java programming, the Iridium Edge Pro collects and processes data based on operational requirements, including exception-only reporting that can minimize operational costs from anywhere on the planet.

The device comes with built-in Bluetooth/BLE, CANbus and Modbus interfaces, GPS, an accelerometer, and digital and analog input/output ports.  Customers also have the flexibility to make over-the-air configuration and reporting updates to deployed devices using the Iridium network’s two-way communications, giving confidence that wherever in the world their assets are they have full control and visibility.

“With Iridium Edge Pro we now have a trio of out-of-the-box asset management products that serve a wide range of customer needs and applications,” said Bryan Hartin, executive vice president of sales and marketing, Iridium.  “As a programmable device with features like BLE connectivity, Java programming and CANbus protocol integration, we have created a smarter, more innovative and developer-friendly device than anything in the market today.  Add in our truly global coverage with real-time two-way communications and it’s clear a new standard has been set for the industry.”

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