Case Construction Equipment expanded the coverage of its SiteWatch telematics service into areas without cellular networks through a new partnership with Iridium satellite connectivity. The new satellite service – available in Spring 2015 – is offered as an option on SiteWatch packages, enabling Case machines to transmit data from every corner of the globe even when normal cellular connectivity is absent.
Satellite connectivity doesn’t replace cellular coverage, but works in conjunction with it to ensure consistent data communications from in the field even if cellular networks are not available.
Case partnered with Iridium Communications – a network provider known for global coverage, low latency, small form factor and for the quality of its signal – and satellite-modem manufacturer, Quake Global.
The new SiteWatch extension can transmit all the data managed by the telematics system by satellite, such as positions, status, performance, fuel consumption and vehicle health conditions at regular intervals, as well as alarm notifications in real time.
Customers can easily add the new satellite service to any machine – Case and other brands – that has SiteWatch installed and an active subscription. The extension only requires the simple Telematics Satellite Kit and Subscription, available from Case dealers. And the satellite system can easily be transferred from one machine to another.