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Orbsat launches SolarTrack, solar-powered GPS satellite tracking solution

(19 January 2021 - Orbsat) Orbsat Corp, a global provider of communication solutions for connectivity to the world through next-generation satellite technology, today announced the launch of its solar powered satellite tracking device, the SolarTrack.

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SolarTrack (courtesy: Orbsat)

SolarTrack is a compact, rugged, solar-powered GPS tracker designed for a wide array of Internet of Things (IoT) applications including tracking vehicles and the remote monitoring of assets and livestock such as horses and cattle in “off grid” areas. Powered by the sun, SolarTrack can provide constant communication with the Globalstar Low Earth Orbit satellite network, delivering near global tracking capabilities through a transmit only messaging function. SolarTrack is available for pre-orders now and will be available for shipment to customers in March 2021 with competitively priced hardware and unlimited messaging plans including mapping software.

SolarTrack features include:

  • Compact, ruggedized design measuring just 2.2in x 1.3 in (5.7cm x 3.2cm) and weighing only 1.4oz (40g)
  • Internal satellite, GPS, and Bluetooth antennas
  • Easy to install or mount on any asset
  • View location and movements online and stay informed with live alerts
  • Power-efficient, one-way, transmit only messaging function

“Advances in satellite-enabled technology combined with the expanded capabilities of existing constellations has unlocked new opportunities to provide remote monitoring and tracking solutions to customers around the globe. In response to market demand for reliable and cost-effective tracking solutions, we are pleased to introduce SolarTrack, our first Orbsat-branded tracker, combining a novel solar-powered charging system with a rugged, compact design,” said David Phipps, Chief Executive Officer of Orbsat. “We look forward to offering SolarTrack to our global customer base as an ideal new solution for many remote IoT and asset tracking applications where access to cellular networks is impractical or non-existent.”

About Orbsat

Orbsat provides services and solutions to fulfill the rapidly growing global demand for satellite-based voice, high-speed data, tracking and IoT connectivity services. Building upon its long-term experience providing government, commercial, military and individual consumers with Mobile Satellite Services, Orbsat is positioned to capitalize on the significant opportunities being created by global investments in new and upgraded satellite networks. Orbsat’s US and European based subsidiaries, Orbital Satcom and Global Telesat Communications, have provided global satellite connectivity solutions to more than 35,000 customers located in over 160 countries across the world.