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Customers on Board with New Airplane Tracking Solutions from Guardian Mobility

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
By Stacy Bradshaw

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.