SkyBitz Unveils Innovative Solution for Energy Industry at OTC 2016
By SkyBitz • Published June 6, 2016 • 3 minute read
The World’s First Two-Way Communication IECEx/ATEX Zone 0 Certified Tracking Device
Last month, the SkyBitz team had the pleasure of attending the Offshore Technology Conference, a “gathering for energy professionals to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters.”
More than 2,600 exhibiting companies and 68,000 attendees from over 120 countries came together at NRG Park (a complex including the homes of the NFL Texans and MLB Astros) to gain leading-edge technical information, the industry’s largest equipment exhibition.
The focus of this year’s OTC was the Internet of Things (IoT) and Endless Innovation – ever-increasing trends in the telematics industry. With the emphasis on ground-breaking technology and energy industry leaders in attendance, SkyBitz chose the event to publicly unveil the world’s first two-way communication IECEx/ATEX Zone 0 certified tracking device – the SkyBitz Galaxy GTP4050.
“We identified a need in the oil and gas industry to be able to change device reporting in order to get better actionable information on equipment and assets that also require intrinsic safety,” said Henry Popplewell, President, SkyBitz. “No other product currently provides the combination of two-way satellite communication with pole-to-pole visibility and ATEX certification with long service life via efficient battery power. We are excited to offer the oil and gas industry a solution that helps uncover greater efficiencies and is responsive to customers’ unique needs.”
Among attendees, the SkyBitz Galaxy GTP4050 was well-received in part to the overall cost savings and bottom line improvement the device delivers to users. Plus, companies were excited to learn that they can start deploying SkyBitz’s asset management solutions across their fleets easier and faster than ever before without any upfront capital expense through subscription-based enterprise solution.
For more information about the Galaxy GTP4050 visit our Product Information page.