There are many technologies that improve the safety of logistics workers, enable remote fleet management and improve the tracking of assets and freight, saving companies money. But logistics operations need to track more information than ever before. They may be tracking hundreds of tractors, routes and fleets and may need to communicate with vehicles about arrivals and departures, load assignments, load scale, type of load, fueling and other important information. Satellite technology allows this communication to take place in real-time.
Satellite GPS Tracking Improves Logistics
Satellite GPS tracking can improve safety and security, optimize fleet operations and reduce risk with real-time tracking and monitoring. This GPS tracking system will work even in the most rugged and remote locations because it does not rely on terrestrial cell towers and operates on the Iridium satellite network and Inmarsat network.
The fleet management system integrates asset management software with satellite communications to give you reliable fleet management, monitoring and tracking. You can receive continuous GSP location, speed and direction information, as well as vehicle information like engine activity, idle and stop data.
There are also messaging capabilities that will improve operations, such as text messaging, email and pre-defined messages that can be displayed on an optional in-cab terminal. All messages are geotagged for location tracking and safety.
Better tracking and communication mean better safety for your operators in the field. You can know if your driver is driving without a seatbelt, if a trailer has become disconnected or if there’s an engine problem, all from a central office. You can communicate with your driver to let them know there’s an issue, even if they’re off the terrestrial cell grid. You will have real-time GPS data to know where drivers are at all times. For shipping by rail, you can control rail cargo and temperature sensors and receive notification of excessive impacts from over-speed coupling. This ensures your cargo is going to get to its final destination undamaged.
Telephone, Push-to-Talk and Internet Capabilities Improve Communication
Logistics both on land and at sea will benefit from improved communications, as sometimes the business takes workers outside of the 2-way radio network and away from terrestrial cell networks. For these times, satellite telephone systems – portable handhelds, fixed docking kits, maritime phones or in-vehicle fixed phones – will come in handy for communication.
If you require push-to-talk for your daily operations, you can extend your 2-way radio network across the globe with SATRAD Matrix products. These products will integrate satellite push-to-talk with your existing UHF/VHF radios, repeaters and dispatch console systems. Satellite communications technology can also give your fleet access to broadband Internet or low-speed data systems while they’re on the move.
Get your fleets moving in the right direction and keep them moving. Contact New York Mobile Satellite for more information on usage and a product line that fits your particular needs and budget.
New York Mobile Satellite LLC, veteran-owned, headquartered in New York City, provides B2B wireless and satellite based telecommunication services, both mobile and fixed, to commercial enterprises around the globe, including banking, financial services, oil and gas, first responders, law enforcement, electric and water utilities, construction, sea ports, leisure boating, mining, cruise lines, media, shipping and container vessels, transportation, camping and hiking groups, rescue organizations, maritime communications, public safety markets and government sector, as well as for disaster recovery and humanitarian agencies. The Management Team has over 75 years of satellite and telecommunication experience. The company’s flexibility to custom design solutions and integrate various satellite communications technologies for customer, and industry specific needs, sets us apart from the competition.