SkyWave, an ORBCOMM company, has introduced the dual-mode IDP-782 communications terminal which provides fleet managers with a single device for both cellular and satellite network coverage so they can stay connected to assets, sensors and people.
The IDP-782 provides both configurable out-of-the-box software for quick deployments and flexible architecture that supports the development of custom applications for more complex solutions. Whether using the SkyWave AVL Agent or Lua, all applications leverage the most cost-effective network with automatic switching capabilities between cellular coverage (HSPA or GPRS) and satellite coverage. In addition, the IDP-782 features an optional 2.5 hour backup battery option to send GPS and other information when no vehicle power is available.
For transport vehicles, the dual-mode terminal provides complete visibility without compromising tracking, text messaging, e-forms, and vehicle and cargo monitoring.