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  Why Choose Dual Mode Satellite Service for Advanced Fleet Management and Tracking

Reducing operating costs and increasing productivity is a necessity for fleet owners looking to survive tough economic times. There are many cost-savings options available, one of which is installing our tracking equipment on fleets to track and monitor vehicles, reduce fuel costs, optimize travel routes, minimize idle times and ensure cargo and driver security.
  • Dual-mode terminals merge cost-effective, high-data cellular messaging with reliable and uniform satellite service to enable the best of both worlds.
  • One drawback of using cellular-based (GSM/GPRS) equipment is the loss of communication when the vehicle travels through an area without cellular coverage or during periods of network congestion. In either of these cases, reconnection to the network does occur once the asset re-enters areas with coverage or the network recovers, but during the “black-out” period, critical information is delayed or lost. For this reason, GSM/GPRS-based systems are not suitable for cargo security applications where a constant communication link is required.
  • Satellite-based equipment offers all of the functional benefits of cellular-based equipment, with the advantage of uniform and reliable coverage even in remote areas.
  • This type of system is ideal for fleets that operate outside of cellular (GSM/GPRS) areas and where cargo and driver safety are of concern. In some parts of the world, satellite service is a must for cargo security and vehicle retrieval applications.
    Satellite service provides critical communication link for long haul transport and security companies that operate between regional cellular regions.
  • Fleet managers looking to capitalize on the operational and cost-benefits of cellular service with the reliability of satellite service have the option of using dual-mode solutions.
  • High-bandwidth, lower cost data transmission in cellular areas.
  • Secure and uninterrupted satellite communication in areas with no cellular coverage.
  • Dual-Mode terminals offer intelligent message routing capabilities for seamless switching between cellular and satellite networks.
  • Compared to a cellular or satellite-only terminal, initial costs (including equipment, integration and installation) and reliability concerns associated with implementing a satellite/cellular solution can be reduced by choosing an integrated dual-mode terminal solution.

Cellular-based tracking equipment enables the transfer of large amounts of data but its operation is limited to urban areas. Satellite-based tracking equipment is ideal for remote tracking, cargo security and driver safety applications since it offers broader coverage and more reliability. Selecting a product with integrated dual-mode satellite/cellular capabilities affords fleet managers the ability to send and receive large amounts of data in urban areas and continuous monitoring of the location and status of their assets – no matter where their assets travel.