With all the talk about the apocalypse we thought it would be fun to think about fleet tracking after the apocalypse. If the world were to end today, would you be able to locate your vehicles and assets tomorrow? Cellular networks would likely be jammed, or completely down, making normal GPS tracking devices unable to communicate with their servers. However, you could technically still track your vehicles using Iridium Satellite communication if you have the satellite add-on installed on your vehicles.
The Iridium network consists of 66 satellites that are separated into six orbital planes in Low Earth Orbit. This constellation of satellites provides coverage worldwide, providing that the devices have line-of-site to one of the satellites. GRG’s Iridium solution utilizes an Iridium Short Burst Data (SBD) modem in order to send and receive small packages of data over the Iridium network.
GRG’s Iridium solution is a third party system that integrates with the GO product and is compatible with Geotab’s GO4V3 and GO6 devices. It is an external modem that connects to the GO device and provides a robust failover system that allows for assets to continue to send positional updates and be monitored while operating in remote area’s out of cellular coverage.
Apocalypse or not, there are significant reasons to equip your vehicles with Iridium Satellite capabilities.
The world will be very different after the apocalypse, but your fleet operations don’t have to be. Iridium Satellite Tracking will make your fleet apocalypse-proof, but more importantly it will make your fleet safer. Give you and your drivers peace of mind that someone will know when and where they are if an accident occurred working in remote areas with poor cell coverage.
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