Blue Sky Network has announced SkyLink, a dual-mode, data management solution for land, air, sea, and IoT applications — the product is now shipping to customers. This comprehensive software and hardware configuration was specifically engineered to capture and disseminate mission-critical information from any location.
SkyLink by Blue Sky Network is powered by Iridium Certus® satellite technology and also uses local GSM/LTE networks to create a low-latency, dual-mode, cloud-based, service solution. The SkyLink ecosystem consists of lightweight, small-form factor devices as well as powerful web-based applications that deliver internet connectivity and a suite of IoT/M2M capabilities to and from any location on Earth.
Devices can be installed in a vehicle, carried by a lone worker, affixed to an outdoor mast, or mounted inside a building, vessel, or aircraft. As a certified Iridium Connected® solution, SkyLink is ideal for use in areas where satellite service is required, cellular connection is spotty, or assets are moving in and out of cellular range.
Recently, SkyLink won the 2021 MSUA Satellite Mobile Innovation Awards Chairman’s Award for Outstanding Innovation. The Mobile Satellite Users Association (MSUA) is a global, not-for-profit organization that focuses on amplifying the voice of satellite mobile services users and innovators. SkyLink was honored with this award because it “provides a versatile air, land, and sea solution that enhances the safety and efficiency of operations, even in the most remote, austere locations on the planet,” according to the MSUA.
In June 0f 2021, Blue Sky Network announced a partnership with Maritime Tactical Systems, Inc. (MARTAC), a provider of Maritime Unmanned Surface Vessels (USVs), and began integrating SkyLink on that company’s vessels with great success.
Iridium Executive Vice President, Bryan Hartin, said, “Blue Sky Network has exceeded expectations with the creativity and versatility of their Iridium Certus mid-band solution. Iridium Certus is a unique service platform in that it’s able to scale in both device size and speed to meet the end-user needs, and BSN nailed it with SkyLink.”
“We are proud to be shipping the inaugural Iridium Certus mid-band solution for land mobile, IoT and maritime markets," said Tucker Morrison, CEO of Blue Sky Network. “There is an immediate need for this platform of solutions and the dedication from our Blue Sky Network team has paid off. Our end users were also instrumental in form and function, and it has been rewarding to witness its success in action.”
“We are very excited to be working with Blue Sky Network’s leading edge, low SWAP, multi-carrier network for our USVs. Our Devil Ray and MANTAS vessels operate beyond human capability and therefore reliable, robust, low-latency communications anywhere in the world is critical,” said Tom Hanson, COO of MARTAC.
Blue Sky Network is a provider of mission-critical fleet management, business continuity, and operational analytics solutions, serving commercial and government customers worldwide. Since the firm’s founding in 2001, Blue Sky Network has been a partner of choice to track, manage, and optimize high value-assets in real-time anywhere in the world for improved safety, reliability, and operational efficiency. Blue Sky Network is headquartered in San Diego, California, with over 450 customers and dealers in more than 50 countries. Additionally, Blue Sky Network holds ANATEL certification and maintains additional offices in São Paulo, Brazil, and Scottsdale, Arizona.