MiX Telematics and Iridium to Work Together on Redifining Global Coverage for Asset Management

By CIOReview | Thursday, September 24, 2015

BOCA RATON, FL: Fleet management and tracking solutions provider, MiX Telematics signs global partnership with mobile satellite communications provider, Iridium Communications. With this partnership in motion, MiX Telematics will offer more reliable, cost-effective and complimentary global satellite communication alternative, to terrestrial solutions.

Catherine Lewis, Executive Vice President of Technology at MiX Telematics highlights the perks of this partnership as she quotes, "As a provider of information and related services for mobile assets, it's critically important that we provide clients with important exception notifications and vehicle status updates regardless of where their vehicles are. Adding Iridium as a complementary service offering helps us to broaden our value offering in the market, reinforcing our ability to deliver solutions that promote safe, secure and efficient fleet operations."

MiX Telematics figured out the lagging progress of mobile coverage in rural and under developed areas, and zeroed in on the need for technical visibility for vehicle fleets. This realization presented Iridium as the answer for the coverage constraints.

Bryan Hartin, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Iridium, explains the workframe for the same, “Through leveraging the Iridium network and M2M solutions, fleet managers will be able to track and manage their valuable assets and personnel regardless of their location, including remote and rural areas,".