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Rock Seven and Blue Sky Network Partner

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June 14, 2018

SkyRouter (Photo: Blue Sky Network)

SkyRouter (Photo: Blue Sky Network)

Communications technology and services developer Rock Seven said it has partnered with Blue Sky Network, a provider of mission-critical, satellite-based fleet management, tracking and operational analytics solutions serving private, commercial and government customers worldwide.

This long-term cooperation will support growth in Blue Sky Network’s maritime strategy, but additionally has ramifications for clients in the aviation and land sectors.

Headquartered in San Diego with a wholly-owned subsidiary in Brazil, Blue Sky Network is a supplier of satellite tracking and communication solutions supporting fleet managers and operators monitoring aviation, land and maritime assets. As with Rock Seven, the company provides engineering solutions such as dual-mode GSM/Iridium devices that enable least-cost routing in overlapping coverage environments, plus satellite services.

SkyRouter, Blue Sky Network’s intuitive, cloud-based portal, offers tracking, remote communications and fleet management capabilities on any internet-connected device, including Android and iOS devices. SkyRouter’s key attributes include real-time tracking and mapping worldwide 24/7, global two-way email and SMS messaging, dynamic alerts, automatic report generation and customizable geofencing. With SkyRouter as the command center, a range of handheld, portable and installed devices is available to address the specific requirements of clients.

Blue Sky Network has integrated SkyRouter into Rock Seven’s dual-mode Iridium/GSM RockFLEET tracker, a sturdy and waterproof GPS standalone tracker suited for permanent deployment on-board commercial ships, fishing vessels, yachts and other watercraft.

“By partnering with Rock Seven, we at Blue Sky Network are reaffirming our commitment to the maritime sector,” said Kambiz Aghili, Blue Sky Network CEO. “With the RockFLEET, we’re offering the maritime sector the reliability that mission-critical applications demand.”

“Working with Rock Seven, we’ve integrated SkyRouter, Blue Sky Network’s industry-leading fleet management and analytics portal, into the RockFLEET,” added Gregoire Demory, President of Blue Sky Network. “Both companies are expert at deploying Iridium satellite-based solutions, meaning our customers can count on 100 percent global coverage, 24/7.”

The other products in Rock Seven’s range are well placed to meet the demands of Blue Sky’s aviation and maritime markets. RockAIR is another dual-mode Iridium/GSM tracking device, perfect for dashboard/windshield mounting in mobile assets including light aircraft, helicopters and land vehicles. Using terrestrial mobile phone networks wherever possible, but automatically switching to the Iridium satellite network if GSM is not available, the device combines least-cost tracking and messaging principles with complete global coverage.

The handheld RockSTAR two-way messenger, meanwhile, ensures full two-way communication even when users are out of mobile network range – and the RockBLOCK IoT two-way satellite communications systems have been devised to integrate Machine-to-Machine (M2M) data communication, with a wide array of potential uses.

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