Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Thuraya dual-mode terminal provides tracking in UAE

Steve Rogerson
February 1, 2018



Dubai-based Thuraya Telecommunications has launched a tracking and monitoring service in the UAE along with a dual M2M monitoring terminal.
 
The T2M-Dual terminal is a dual-mode device for M2M communications and remote asset tracking and monitoring. It enables the simultaneous collection of data from multiple points including location information, data from external sensors and peripheral devices, and input gathered from the Can bus on vehicles or heavy equipment.
 
The terminal's robustness suits applications in sectors such as transportation, logistics, energy, utilities, agriculture and mining. It also allows for the integration of any third-party applications and has several built-in smart features such as geo-fencing, network selection based on least cost routing, internal battery backup, and location and sensor data.
 
With dual-mode capabilities, it ensures that connectivity is automatically maintained as assets move between regions covered by GSM and those that lie beyond the confines of cellular networks, under the secure coverage of Thuraya's satellite network.
 
The device can support on-the-move M2M and IoT applications seamlessly on satellite and GSM networks, allowing for connectivity based on the best available network.
 
"Industries and businesses are constantly looking for solutions that give them a competitive advantage with lower risks, higher automation and cost-saving potential,” said Rashid Baba, chief commercial officer at Thuraya. “As more players enter sectors like logistics and transportation, for example, the monitoring of remote assets on the move by managers increases opportunities for faster decision-making, deployments, worker safety and operational efficiency. Thuraya's resilient network and IoT services already have a strong foothold across verticals that require high-security connectivity for remote, mission-critical operations. T2M-Dual caters to these sectors' evolving needs and we are confident that it's well-placed to meet the market demands."