Flightcell enables aircraft tracking via cellular broadband
Flightcell International has released a new high-frequency tracking technology that uses Internet Protocol (IP) over cellular broadband, the company announced on 30 January.
Cellular IP Tracking uses cellular broadband data services and IP routing instead of cellular SMS or satellite data services. When out of cellular range tracking automatically switches to Iridium satellite and the reverse applies when a cellular network is available. When tracking via satellite the frequency of the position points automatically decreases to keep costs down.
The company has introduced the system as a way to provide more precise tracking by increasing the number of GPS positions sent from an aircraft, at a significantly lower overall cost than traditional tracking.
The system is available as a firmware upgrade to the Flightcell DZMx aviation communications system, allowing existing DZMx customers with cellular modems to take advantage of the new technology.
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