Blue Sky Network launches satellite- and 4G-powered vehicle tracker

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Tracking specialist, Blue Sky Network, has released its latest vehicle tracking system, the HawkEye 5500.

The maker claims it is the first dual-mode vehicle tracking system supporting both Iridium (satellite) and LTE

The maker claims it is the first dual-mode vehicle tracking system supporting both Iridium (satellite) and LTE

The HawkEye 5500 (HE5500) is a dual-mode, real-time tracking, and vehicle management solution offering 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 customizable application integration. The HE5500 is the first vehicle tracking system to offer this comprehensive set of features, its maker claims.

The HE5500 uses 2G/3G/LTE and the Iridium satellite network in order to provide global always-on coverage.

Capabilities include offloading diagnostics, user, and other on-board system data over AES- 256 encrypted communications to a fleet operations center or through a tailor-made Bluetooth connected application. Users can customise reporting rates based on movement or location and provide driver feedback when safety violations occur.

All operations can be tracked via Blue Sky Network’s portal, SkyRouter, which can be accessed from any location and allows for high-security command and control of fleets.

“The HE5500 replaces legacy systems for mission-critical operations including mining, defense, security, public safety, search and rescue, and executive transport in remote, austere environments,” said Nick Tucky, vice president of sales for Blue Sky Network, “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 onboard sensors are unique features that allow forward-looking upgrade compatibility for years to come.”

Blue Sky Network is a provider of fleet management, tracking, business continuity, and operational analytics solutions serving private, commercial, and government customers worldwide.

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