MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — PeopleNet is rounding out its wireless coverage by adding satellite capabilities to provide visibility in even the most remote regions of North America, the company has announced.
Satellite will be used to augment PeopleNet’s current wireless network, providing real-time accessibility virtually anywhere, company officials claim. Customers will be able to select the best mix of network options, including satellite, on a vehicle-by-vehicle basis, beginning later this year.
“PeopleNet’s current multi-network wireless service provides more coverage than most fleets require, but certain markets have a need for satellite where terrestrial communications are not available. Our satellite option fills in the blanks and extends PeopleNet’s reach to the remotest regions of Canada and across the continent,” said Brian McLaughlin, executive vice-president, marketing, product and sales. “It also allows PeopleNet to expand into new markets both geographically and vertically.”
Satellite coverage is required for carriers that provide some types of service for the US military. Customers wishing to take advantage of PeopleNet’s satellite coverage will require a compact satellite modem, which is installed alongside the current on-board computer. The satellite coverage will kick in seamlessly when it becomes the lowest cost, or only option to provide coverage.
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