Singapore, 23 September 2013 – Addvalue Technologies Ltd is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Addvalue Communications Pte Ltd (“Addvalue”), the leading innovator in wireless and broadband satellite communications technology products, has capitalised on the on-going development of its highly successful SABRE Ranger standard BGAN terminal by introducing the SABRE Ranger M2M version. The SABRE Ranger M2M (“Machine-to-Machine”) uses the same well proven and tested design as the SABRE Ranger with additional features added to meet the criteria necessary to qualify for Inmarsat’s low volume, low cost, M2M service plans and offers various M2M specific features not available on the standard SABRE Ranger (which is designed for much higher data volumes). The SABRE Ranger M2M unit is compact in size and is smaller and lighter in weight than competing units on the Inmarsat M2M network.
Addvalue was the first company to develop an IP-based BGAN product, the SABRE Ranger, exclusively for the Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) remote monitoring market. This unit has proven itself in the market as evidenced by the high number of units which are currently in service in remote, unmanned locations around the world, operating in very harsh conditions. Since its commercial launched in 2009, the SABRE Ranger has shown to be not only of high quality and performance but also an extremely reliable product that the users can trust.
The SABRE Ranger M2M is developed using the same proven design platform as the SABRE Ranger and comes standard with a ruggedised stainless steel mounting bracket together with Class I Div. 2 and ATEX Zone 2, Group II, Category 3 certifications for intrinsic safety at no additional cost to the customers. This means that the SABRE Ranger M2M is certified for use in hazardous locations where explosive gasses may be present.
With an IP65 rating and NEMA Type 4X compliance certifications, the terminal is fit for long term outdoor installations in all weather conditions. The SABRE Ranger M2M brings BGAN M2M technology to the field of remote unmanned SCADA applications. It comes with enhanced firmware that provides reliable continuous 24/7 operation and connectivity with the Inmarsat BGAN network, including an IP watchdog for fail-safe operation. The SABRE Ranger M2M is qualified for special Inmarsat M2M pricing plans as well as having the capability for Over-the-air firmware upgrades, subscription-based airtime price plans, no minimum connection fee or minimum billing increments. The unit can also be remotely controlled via secure SMS commands.
The SABRE Ranger M2M is ideal for Oil and Gas Pipeline monitoring, Utilities Distribution automation (Smart Switches), Banking and Finance Mobile ATMs, and Environmental monitoring of Water Management control systems to name just a few. As organisations seek better visibility and control over their remote assets, the demand for satellite M2M service grows. Remote management applications, such as those that monitor sensors on pipelines, power grids and weather stations, can reach further over satellite.
Commenting on the Inmarsat Type Approval of the SABRE Ranger M2M, Dr. Colin Chan, Chairman & CEO of Addvalue, said: “We are extremely pleased to add the SABRE Ranger M2M unit to our existing range of products. With SABRE Ranger now qualified for Inmarsat special M2M pricing and at the same time certified for the relevant intrinsic safety standard, we believe that the new product will appeal not only to users who are looking for a more cost effective solution but also to the Utilities, Energy, Oil and Gas Industries where intrinsic safety is of utmost concern.”
“Now that we have received the notification from Inmarsat of the Type Approval of the SABRE Ranger M2M, we will be able to ship units to waiting customers immediately,” added Dr Chan.
About Addvalue (www.addvaluetech.com)
Addvalue Communications Pte Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SGX Mainboard-listed Addvalue Technologies Ltd (A31), is a leading one-stop digital, wireless and broadband communications technology products innovator, which provides state-of-the-art satellite-based communication terminals and solutions for a variety of voice and IP based data applications.
Through the recent years of consistent business transformation, Addvalue has emerged to be a leading global developer and supplier of mobile satellite terminals supporting coverage provided by premier mobile satellite communication operators. These terminals are ideal choices for communications in areas around the world where terrestrial networks are non-existent, or ineffective. This is particularly so for maritime communications, which rely almost entirely on satellite communications, and Addvalue’s products are well poised to address these needs.
About Inmarsat (www.inmarsat.com)
Inmarsat plc is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea or in the air. Inmarsat employs around 1,600 staff in more than 60 locations around the world, with a presence in the major ports and centres of commerce on every continent. Inmarsat is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: ISAT.L).
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