HARRISBURG, Pa. — TransCore’s GlobalWave data communication terminal has been awarded the Department of Defense’s (DoD) hazards of electromagnetic radiation to ordnance (HERO) certification, making it available to fleets responsible for transporting DoD freight. The required status acknowledges the product has been tested and proven safe around electrically initiated devices (EIDs).
The approved certification is required in order to have a product offering for cargo transportation.
“Being HERO certified is in essence a DoD seal of approval for safely transmitting information around sensitive loads. It allows us to enter the market and to offer a cost-effective package for companies wanting to have the highest security measures in place.”said David Sward, TransCore’s GlobalWave general manager.
HERO certification provides approved guidelines for placement of systems that generate electromagnetic environments (EME) ensuring they are not within the activation range of EIDs, thereby avoiding accidental detonation. In this case, TransCore’s GlobalWave MT 2000 data communications terminal requires no distance restriction on the ordnance loaded on the inside of the trailer if the mounted transmitter is located on the top of aluminum-roofed trailers. The granting of a HERO certification demonstrates safety provisions have been determined and that products bearing its documentation are approved for deployment.
The MT2000 data communication terminal is a compact, satellite-based communications device designed to send and receive short binary or text messages between a central location and remote or mobile assets.
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