Appareo Releases New Open Platform Telematics Device with Truly Global Connectivity

NEWS RELEASE Appareo Releases New Open Platform Telematics Device with Truly Global Connectivity The IP67-rated Gateway 370 features Iridium® SBD, 4G/3G/2G, and eSIM, certified for use in the USA, Canada, Europe, Brazil, and more. FARGO, North Dakota (January 21, 2021) — Appareo today released a new product in the company’s award-winning line of telematic control … Read More

Maximize Battery Life in Cellular Asset Trackers by Configuring Wake Modes

Operators want to use their expensive machines (loaders, sprayers, excavators, aircraft, etc.) as much as possible, because at the end of the day, business assets are more of an asset when they’re put to work. When a fleet is distributed over a large area, knowing where equipment is so it can be put to work … Read More

Top two security issues for connected machines

It is important for our machines to be connected. From industrial asset trackers for inexpensive off-road vehicles to satellite telemetry solutions for business jets, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are counting on embedded connectivity solutions to deliver high business value for them and their operators. To deliver this value, connectivity devices are networked to critical onboard … Read More

Guest Blog: A Bench Tech’s Thoughts on USB Device Interference in Aircraft

A Few Thoughts on USB Device Interference in Aircraft Jim Karpowitz, Avionics Technician A few years back I attended an evening concert by a wonderful artist whose music I very much enjoy. That particular night, however, the person sitting next to me insisted on singing along with every song. This individual was enthusiastic but was … Read More

8 Benefits of Using Tablets as Displays in Off-Highway and Industrial Machines

The trend is reversing for displays in off-road rugged equipment. Instead of incorporating lots of control logic into display systems, it’s going to become much simpler. The preeminence of the display as a compute source on the machine, rather than a simple operator interface, was born more of convenience rather than an optimal machine control … Read More

Mythbusting – Safety Management Systems Help Even the Safest Operators

MYTH: If you have a solid safety management system, you don’t need to monitor flight data. FACT: Even the best operators can benefit from a flight data monitoring program.   There is a common misconception that safety management systems and tools like flight data monitoring are there to help the operators with the poorest track … Read More

Choosing the Bluetooth That’s Right For You

Since the introduction of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) in Bluetooth 4.0, there are now four technologies used under Bluetooth 4.0 and later revisions. Although the history of naming these technologies has led to much confusion, the generally accepted names are Bluetooth Classic and Bluetooth Low Energy. Bluetooth Classic represents the BR, EDR, and HS (AMP) … Read More

That radio interference might be coming from your cheap USB charger

In modern vehicles, people are more dependent than ever on the presence of a phone or tablet. Most new vehicles come with some sort of USB charging port that may even include USB communication to an in-vehicle infotainment system, allowing for streaming video, representation of CarPlay mapping on the vehicle display, etc. As consumers, we’re … Read More

What’s the difference between SIM and eSIM?

Connectivity technologies are confusing for people, and the industry is loaded with perplexing acronyms and buzzwords. One of the most recent areas commonly fostering misconceptions is the difference between SIMs and eSIMs. This article is going to break it down in a way that will hopefully help to inform your connectivity conversations. Understanding SIMs The … Read More