USA :Fast Global Satellite Link Tracks Cars, Monitors Pipelines
Car thieves had better polish their resumes. Their career of choice may become a memory when a new satellite communication device that can track a stolen car in near real time -- even before the owner finds out the car is gone -- hits the market. The new technology, which allows direct and almost instantaneous communication between a central monitoring station and remote assets such as cars, power lines, and vending machines, was developed by SatSmart Ltd., a start-up at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology business incubator company. SatSmart developed a compact unit that creates a global, two-way communication pipeline that bypasses the Internet or other phone lines currently used with standard satellite-based monitoring systems, eliminating the resulting delays of minutes or hours in receiving messages.
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