The MT3000 is a satellite communication terminal designed for applications that require powerful and sophisticated remote monitoring and control capabilities. It uses a network of geostationary satellites and a two-way satellite communications protocol to send pre-scheduled status polls or reports; inform the user of events; receive “over-the-air” commands; and receive poll requests for instantaneous GPS location and information reporting. The dedicated applications processor or “on-board computer” offers the capability to develop built-in software that is not found in other products. The applications processor also offers the benefit of eliminating costly hardware and software required to develop customized solutions.
Uses of the processor include:
• Programming decisions and actions based on local input
• Controlling relays with high-current outputs
• Using custom encryption or data compression algorithms
The input and output ports of the MT3000 allow for temperature, door open/close, pressure and other sensor monitoring capabilities. An integrated serial port allows for integration with PLCs via Modbus. The MT3000 can also monitor truck engines to provide valuable performance information on speed, RPM, and fuel consumption. Customers can monitor engine fault codes and set thresholds on alarm notification. Odometer readings can also be sent at state/provincial crossings to automate fuel tax reporting. Driver display units can be added to offer in-cab communications with text and form messaging.
For asset owners, use of the MT3000 terminal can help eliminate inefficiencies in the utilization of assets, allow remote monitoring of equipment, improve security, prevent and reduce theft, recover misplaced or stolen equipment, and reduce operating and fuel consumption costs.Discontinued