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Solar-powered, low cost, low profile, untethered, rugged two-way global GPS satellite tracker and multi-sensor gateway

The AssetPack-3 (AP3) global satellite tracker is a highly versatile, low cost of ownership two-way asset tracking and sensor monitoring solution, designed for frequent two-way communication with unpowered assets. Using the Iridium satellite network, the AP3 is a completely enclosed, self-contained, waterproof, dustproof, fully-ruggedized solution that enables pinpoint monitoring of any fixed or mobile asset anywhere on the ground, at sea, or in the air. Available in solar/line power or hard-line only options, the battery lasts the lifetime of most industrial equipment. For applications beyond GPS, it can be rapidly configured to monitor a wide range of analog and digital sensors and inputs. Its fully two-way communication capability supports over-the-air commands to change reporting behavior or manage machinery.

The AP3 global satellite tracker is one of the most versatile, two-way asset tracking, GPS and sensor monitoring solutions ever built, especially designed for unpowered assets.

The AP3 is a low profile, battery-powered, solar- recharging, rapidly reporting, fully self-contained, ruggedized, Over-The-Air (OTA) command capable, intrinsically safe, encrypted, geofence-enabled, memory-rich, GPS tracking and (optionally) cabled- sensor interface solution, that enables the reliable tracking and monitoring of any fixed or mobile asset anywhere in the world - ground, sea or air.

The AP3’s solar+battery power configuration lasts the lifetime of most industrial equipment (10+ years), and is designed to survive long low sun conditions. The AP3 leverages the 100% global coverage of the Iridium satellite constellation's reliable duplex connectivity.

The AP3 is controlled OTA to change reporting schedules and behavior, control sensor endpoints, geofences, alarm thresholds, and deliver firmware upgrades. AssetLink offers zero-to-low-cost, rapid HW integration support to partners adding sensors.

The AP3 is a ready-to-deploy, global tracking solution that can be active and installed in <30 seconds; no wires or cables, just an on/off magnet.


Form Factor
Enclosure: 12.4” x 3.2” x 1.15” (31.50 x 8.1 x 2.9 cm)
Mass: 18.9 oz (535 g)
Weather Sealing
Temperature: -20° C (-4° F) to +60° C (+140° F) operating
-40° C (-40° F) to +70° C (+158° F) extended*
*recharging is automatically disabled
Humidity: 100% at 50° C, salt, fog per MIL STD 810
Vibration/Shock: MIL STD 810 and SAE J1455
Water and Dust: IP67/NEMA6, waterproof, full immersion at 1m depth
Battery: Solar Rechargeable Battery: 5300 mAh, 7.2VDC
Cycles: 100% DOD >1000 cycles
Shelf life, charged: >3 years (inventory mode)
Solar Panel: Mono-crystalline silicon 6V, 1W
External Power: 10-18V, up to 500 mA
GPS Tracking/Management Capabilities
• Internal GPS and motion sensor with variable motion schedules
• Over-The-Air programming and real-time location request command
• On-board custom geofencing, deep data logging
Additional Sensor Capabilities
• All GPS tracking capabilities plus choice of up to two powered or unpowered analog or digital inputs, two 4-20 mA inputs, or two temperature sensors
• RS-485, MODBUS, CANBUS/J1939 or serial interface
• Accessories: Engine run time harness, temp sensor, panic button, door security wire, multi-functional interface cable, magnetic and door mount brackets
• Internal motion and temp sensors: Standard onboard encryption (AES optional)
Iridium Short Burst
Data 1616-1626.5 MHz
Time Domain Duplex
Acquisition & tracking sensitivity: -161.5 dBM
Cold start (open sky): 33s
Hot start (open sky): <2s (typical)
Position Accuracy (50% CEP): <5m