TEL-AVIV, Israel, March 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Israeli satellite
communications company, hiSky Ltd. and Caterpillar's Israeli
dealer, Tractors & Equipment (ITE) Ltd., a part of Zoko
Enterprises Group will carry out a joint pilot program to integrate
hiSky's satellite terminal (the Smartellite) with the machines and
vehicle platforms of the manufacturers represented by the Zoko
Enterprises group in Israel.
The program will explore the integration of the satellite
terminal into the company's platforms, to enable transmitting and
receiving of data to control centers, location and data analysis,
diagnostics, fuel consumption, data collection and processing,
designation of assignments to platforms, remote data transmission
and computer updates, via hiSky's satellite communication system.
All of these functions will greatly benefit to the end-user and
enable efficient fleet management. In addition, the system
integration will enable the platform operator to make satellite
phone calls and send messages.
One of the goals of the pilot program is to give Cat machines
complete management capabilities, even in locations where there is
no mobile coverage or in areas with limited mobile
Cat machines are often operated at emergency situation sites,
such as earthquakes and disaster-stricken areas, increasing the
need for continuous communication, independent of wired or wireless
Through Cat existing EM (Equipment Management) system, its
machines provide general data, production data, diagnostics and
sophisticated analysis. The continuous communication between the
platform and the EM system enables higher utilization of these
machines, even in remote locations.
A company official said: "Integrating hiSky's satellite
communication systems may be the solution for Cat customers and
dealers around the world, who can generate significant added value
in fleet management tools for use in areas where there is no
cellular network, or in emergency situations, and maybe even in
other scenarios where there is a technological or commercial
advantage in using a satellite communications platform."
hiSky's CEO, Shahar Kravitz,
added: "We are excited to start working with Zoko and explore the
integration of our system into Cat products, and are certain that
there will be significant added value in connecting our unique
satellite communication system with machines and other vehicles. We
are delighted that Zoko is participating in such forward-thinking
and innovative pilot together with our team of experts, in order to
explore the opportunity to better serve their customers."
The joint pilot program will begin in the coming months.
hiSky has developed a portable satellite terminal that enables
smartphones to interface with voice and data communications, via
geostationary High Throughput Satellites. Working with these
satellites enables a significant reduction in voice and data
transfer rates. The hiSky Smartellite device will also meet the
needs of the growing IoT market.
For additional info: www.hiskysat.com
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