How GLS Works
Operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the SkyBitz asset tracking and data management network tailors information delivery to the schedule you need to manage your business.
The SkyBitz GLS network is comprised of four major components:
Mobile Terminal (MT)
The SkyBitz Mobile Terminal can both transmit and receive messages through the SkyBitz network. Its integrated design includes a software-based radio, antennas, and an "AA" battery pack in one single, rugged package. Powered by the internal "AA" lithium battery pack, the Mobile Terminal attaches to the outside of a trailer or other asset and can be controlled and monitored through the SkyBitz Customer InSight web application providing a clear line of sight anytime, anywhere.
Information is transmitted from the SkyBitz Mobile Terminal to the SkyBitz Satellite Gateway over an L-band satellite link using a GLS-burst-message-optimized proprietary protocol. The proprietary GLS processing system at the Gateway then calculates the position of the Mobile Terminal, rather than the Mobile Terminal calculating its position remotely. Data is then transferred to the Service Operation Center for processing.
Service Operation Center (SOC)
The SkyBitz Service Operation Center is a safe, secure and robust facility that hosts information processing and delivery servers designed to maximize reliability, availability, and security. SkyBitz supplements this facility with off-site equipment, software, and data redundancy. Each server uses triply-redundant power, external connectivity, RAID arrays and data archiving. After receiving data from the Satellite Gateway, the Service Operation Center processes it for delivery over the Internet or for integration into various fleet dispatch operating systems.
InSight Web Application
SkyBitz InSight offers a comprehensive, secure web-based trailer-monitoring and information management tool. SkyBitz InSight delivers a global view of your operations or trailer-level specifics. You can view your trailer data in a table, on a detailed street level map or on an aerial satellite photo. Personalized and fully customizable, SkyBitz InSight helps you reduce capital expenditures, optimize trailer utilization, eliminate "lost" trailers, increase detention billing, track stolen trailers and improve customer service. The Web Site is accessed over a secure link.