Customers on Board with New Airplane Tracking Solutions from Guardian Mobility
July 4, 2008 By Corrie
July 4, 2008, Ottawa - In June, Guardian Mobility announced the introduction of its first new products designed to operate with the Iridium satellite system.
July 4, 2008, Ottawa – In June, Guardian Mobility announced the
introduction of its first new products designed to operate with the
Iridium satellite system.
The new products, Skytrax 3i and Skytrax 3xi, extend Guardian's
family of aircraft tracking products. Both products offer complete
global coverage for aircraft tracking around the world including all
continents, oceans and the earth's Polar Regions.
Customers for the new products already include Sabina Aircraft
Consulting of Belgium, and Canadian operators CHC Helicopter
Corporation, Transwest Air and Gateway Helicopters.
Commenting on the announcement, Jean Carr, CEO of Guardian Mobility
said the new products create a much larger addressable market for the
company. "This is a significant development for us. These products
address an important pent up demand from our existing customers who
need expanded satellite coverage. In addition to our traditional
markets, these new products will be of interest to a number of new
customer segments including business jet market. It is significant that
our initial product installations will be used on five continents"
Skytrax 3i is intended to be internally mounted on the aircraft and
is ideal for helicopters. The Skytrax 3i is the ultimate in portability
and performance. Skytrax 3xi is mounted externally on the aircraft with
the electronics hub mounted inside the aircraft. Both products use the
same electronics hub, which contains the GPS receiver and an Iridium
transmitter, which communicates with the satellite system during
flight. The products are priced at $2,395 (Cdn).
Locational data includes relaying longitude, latitude, speed,
heading and altitude, and conform to the AFF standard. The location
data is plotted to a Web-based mapping tool, which enables trip views
of either a single, or multiple aircraft during flight. The Skytrax
units are small in size, lightweight, compliant in terms of industry
standards and easy to carry or to install permanently.