World Security Report2017-02-22 10:15:48
Two EU Peacekeeping Forces Select Globalstar-enabled SafeFleet Telematics to Track Vehicles and Protect Staff
Globalstar has announced that two EU peacekeeping organisations have deployed the SafeFleet Telematics fleet management solution, incorporating Globalstar’s SmartOne device.
The European Union Monitoring Mission in Georgia (EUMM) and EU Rule of Law Mission (EULEX) both chose SafeFleet Telematics to track and manage fleets, monitor driver behaviour, and safeguard personnel and civilian passengers in Georgia and Kosovo respectively.
Both organisations have responsibility for maintaining law and order, as well as carrying out judiciary, policing duties and border patrol in their regions.
They both sought a fleet tracking and monitoring platform to replace incumbent technology that was deemed inadequate. There was a rigorous tender process for each of the two deployments, all hotly contested by regional competitors and leading European providers proposing technologies including radio, GSM and SIM-based solutions. Only SafeFleet Telematics was able to deliver the required high level of functionality, reach and reliability, and at the right price.
The phased deployment at the two organisations is now complete with SafeFleet Telematics installed in vehicles used for logistics and transport, including armoured vehicles and all-terrain pathfinder vehicles. The more recent deployment, for EULEX, incorporated over 530 Globalstar SmartOne B Line Power devices.
“In many areas where these peacekeeping organisations operate, the GSM network is not stable or far-reaching enough,” said Oliver Albu, International Business Manager, SafeFleet Telematics. “The most critical requirement was ubiquitous and reliable connection even where adequate GSM could not be guaranteed. Globalstar satisfied this demand.”
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