AssetLink Global Achieves ATEX Compliance for the Unpowered AssetPack-3, Offering 50-100x the Quantity of Daily GPS Tracking Data Compared to Existing Satellite Solution

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The proven device is now available for use in hazardous locations worldwide, delivering solar-powered, untethered intelligence and up to 100 satellite messages a day for 7-10 years without a battery change.

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AssetLink Global today announced ATEX Zone 2 compliance for the proven AssetPack-3™ (AP3) GPS tracker and sensor hub. The AP3 is a solar-recharging, battery-powered, Iridium-based device with extensive on-board intelligence. It delivers up to 100 messages per day, 24x7, for 7-10 years without a battery change from any location in the world, and is reconfigurable over the air using two-way satellite connectivity.

Over 12,000 AP3™ devices have shipped since 2016 for the oil & gas and industrial sectors, with greater than 99% hardware reliability and no battery changes while transmitting up to 100 times per day. By adding ATEX, the capabilities that made the AP3 the best in class on land are available to offshore and global hazardous location users.

With the simple addition of an impact-proof cage and four screws, the AP3 meets all ATEX Zone 2 requirements. This cage upgrade takes minutes and is no different from the standard AP3 mounting process. The AP3 without the ATEX cage is already certified to US and Canadian Class 1, Division 2 standards, and requires no modification for ATEX other than the cage addition.

This additional certification expands the scope of this solar-powered technology into offshore oil & gas and other Zone 2 applications. Equipment requiring ATEX will benefit from enhanced global GPS tracking, including the ability to monitor multiple sensors or heavy equipment data buses. This includes equipment such as transportable tanks, specialist modular containers (workshops, laboratories, living quarters, reefers, compressors and generators), and any of the vital containers used to transport essential equipment both on land and offshore.

The AP3 is the first device to offer two-way, truly global satellite communication in a solar-powered, ATEX compliant package. The AP3 is ideal for managing oil & gas or other equipment such as shipping containers and trailers which operate remotely for long periods with no access to power, and for harvesting data such as tank levels, engine run time, J1939, or MODBUS. Two-way satellite communication allows for OTA (Over the Air) reconfiguration, firmware upgrades, and near-real time device side geofencing, which means the AP3 will grow with needs of a company without ever physically touching it. Connecting the AP3 to the cloud is the only provider of truly global satellite coverage, Iridium, which uniquely covers all of Africa, both poles, and every global maritime location.

AssetLink Global's world leading Mobile Internet of Things (IoT) Gateway solutions deliver customized mobile asset connectivity at wholesale costs. Since 2009, the most experienced team in the industry has provided remote asset visibility to users in oil & gas, Military, logistics, agriculture, civil government, maritime, and other industries. Our solutions are used by Fortune 100 corporations and critical government agencies. They are ideal for applications requiring long life, frequent data from GPS or sensors, on-board business logic and geofences, seamless global coverage, and the ability to operate with or without an external power source for years without maintenance. Our team works with partners to deliver business information, delivering on the promise of the GPS and/or sensor-driven application and value model. The modularity of the AP3 allows quick IoT/M2M prototyping, putting functional hardware in the hands of our partner-customers in less time than it takes to write a proposal.


If you would like more information about AssetLink Global or the AssetPack product line, please call Elizabeth Beauchaine at +1 (406) 209-1805 or email ebeauchaine(at)assetlinkglobal(dot)com.

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