Digi Adds Iridium Satellite Connectivity to Versatile ConnectPort X5 R Rugged Gateway

Friday, August 12, 2011

ZTR Control Systems uses ConnectPort X5 R to connect customers’ mobile and remote equipment

MINNETONKA, Minn. (Aug. 11, 2011) - Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII) today announced that its ConnectPort® X5 R is now certified to use the Iridium satellite network for global, two-way, low-latency data communications.  The gateway is a compact, ruggedized tracking and telematics device that incorporates cellular, satellite, global positioning system (GPS), Wi-Fi and vehicle area network (VAN) wireless technology in a single enclosure allowing for the greatest possible connectivity flexibility.  Ideal for fleet management and asset tracking applications, the ConnectPort X5 R provides remote connectivity to mobile assets via cellular or satellite networks.  
 

“The addition of Iridium satellite technology to the ConnectPort X5 R allows us to virtually eliminate the ‘blind spot’ in cellular networks by providing a cost-effective wireless data network back-up to cellular,” said Larry Kraft, senior vice president of global sales and marketing, Digi International.  “Iridium’s highly responsive satellite network features the latency and speed requirements necessary for fleet applications that require reliable, up-to-date telematics and remote tracking information.”
 

ZTR Control Systems, a manufacturer of remote monitoring and control systems for railway and industrial applications, announces it is using the ConnectPort X5 R for connecting its customers’ mobile and remote equipment.  ZTR Control Systems also uses iDigi Manager Pro™ to configure and manage device deployments and integrate with fleet applications.
 

“Digi’s ConnectPort X5 R allows us to offer effective dual-mode communication with cellular and Iridium satellite connectivity for our mobile and remote equipment customers,” said Gary Biernat, director of sales and business development for ZTR Control Systems. “This truly allows us to stay connected wherever an asset may be deployed.  iDigi Manager Pro also greatly simplifies system integration, deployment and management.”
 

The ConnectPort X5 R provides flexible wide area networking connectivity supporting cellular, Wi-Fi, GPS, vehicle area network (VAN) and satellite functionality.  VANs allow users to deploy low-power sensor networks within and around a vehicle to monitor tires, reefer units, door latches, temperature sensors, cargo sensors, RFID readers and other critical asset points.  The ConnectPort X5 R also features J1939 and other vehicle bus types allowing it to interface with construction fleets and remote industrial equipment like engines and generators.  
 

Clement Driscoll, founder and president of C.J. Driscoll & Associates, a leading wireless location-based products market research firm comments:  “This new ruggedized unit [ConnectPort X5 R] combining both cellular and Iridium satellite data communications should meet the needs of companies requiring extended wireless coverage for applications such as over-the-road trucking, mineral exploration, and monitoring of assets such as heavy equipment.  In addition to North America, we envision interest in overseas markets where cellular coverage limitations create a strong need for dual-mode solutions.”
 

“Digi’s new product leverages our Iridium 9602 short-burst data transceiver technology,” said Patrick Shay, Iridium vice president and general manager for data services.  “Digi’s design ingenuity leverages the Iridium 9602’s very small form factor and low power draw for an affordable turnkey embedded solution to enable global satellite data connections.  Digi’s dual-mode solution will provide a standardized data platform for large enterprise customers seeking a seamless worldwide solution for remote asset tracking and monitoring.”
 

The ConnectPort X5 R features out-of-the-box cloud connectivity with the iDigi® Device Cloud™.  The iDigi Device Cloud makes it easy to configure and manage device deployments and integrate with fleet applications.  The ConnectPort X5 R is programmable in iDigi’s application framework (iDigi Dia) and Python.  Customized hardware and software development is also available through Digi’s Spectrum Design Services.  

Maritime Reporter April 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Newport News Shipbuilding Hosts Sen. Inhofe

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) today hosted Sen. James M. Inhofe, R-Okla., for a tour of the company's Newport News Shipbuilding division.   The senator,

Hempel CEO Jullien Plans Retirement

Pierre-Yves Jullien, CEO of Hempel A/S since 2005, has decided to retire after nearly 40 years in the Group. He will step down from his role as CEO on March 31, 2016 at the latest.

DNV GL Launches Singapore Service Center

DNV GL's new Singapore Service Center (SSC) will streamline customer support and enhance customers’ experiences by giving them a single point of contact for all operational issues.

Technology

Variable Bore Rams is 35

Variable Bore Rams, Inc. (VBR), one of the largest original equipment manufacturer (OEM) ram and BOP component providers in the world, is celebrating its 35th

Taylor to Chair NOIA Board

The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) Board of Directors has elected Cindy B. Taylor as Chair and Kevin McEvoy as Vice Chairman for the upcoming 2015-2016 term.

AVEVA Launches Software Upgrade

New releases of AVEVA Electrical and AVEVA Instrumentation provides powerful new functionality for engineering teams   AVEVA announced new productivity enhancements

Marine Equipment

New Milling Disc from IN.MOTION

IN.MOTION Technology Distribution, LLC, announced the launch of a new milling disc designed for fast, efficient beveling, weld preparation and weld repair. According to the manufacturer,

Royal IHC Launches Sister Pipelay Vessels

Netherlands-based Royal IHC today named and launched new pipelaying sister vessels, Sapura Jade and Sapura Ônix, in ceremonies at the company’s shipyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel, The Netherlands.

Naval Authorities Rely on OSE Separators from GEA

The trend of modernizing ships and fitting them with more efficient separator systems, which has been noticeable since 2014 particularly in Europe and North America,

Communication

Founder & Chief of CMA CGM Decorated by French President

The CMA CGM Group is pleased to announce that the French President François Hollande has decorated Mr Jacques R. Saadé, the CMA CGM Group Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,

Videotel for Action over Enclosed Spaces

VideotelTM, the leading international provider of e-Learning maritime training programs and a company of KVH Industries, Inc., has backed calls by the UK-based

Seafarers Content with Life at Sea - BIMCO/ICS Report

A new survey being carried out as part of the BIMCO/ICS Manpower Report 2015 is directly engaging seafarers in order to understand their views on life at sea

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Navigation Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1819 sec (5 req/sec)