HERNDON, Va.--SkyBitz®, the leader in commercial telematics, today announced that its Galaxy GTP4050 global asset tracking product has been successfully certified to UL Standard 913 for intrinsically safe apparatus for use in Class I, II, III, Division 1, hazardous locations. The process, which required rigorous preparation and testing, has helped SkyBitz offer its customers a much wider set of use cases for this product. Now with the UL 913 certification, the SkyBitz GTP4050 is the only two-way communication, GPS-satellite asset tag that is certified intrinsically safe for Europe (ATEX), International (IECEx), U.S. and Canada (UL). The SkyBitz Galaxy GTP4050 is ideal for businesses with global operations and assets in hazardous locations (HAZLOC) or haul hazardous materials (HAZMAT), providing complete visibility of their assets even in the most remote locations.
Cyanco, the largest global producer of sodium cyanide, has selected the SkyBitz Galaxy GTP4050 to help them track their specially designed trailers used to transport their product serving the gold mining industry.
“We have various types of equipment spread throughout the globe that we need to track at all times because of the hazardous materials they hold. Safety is of utmost importance and everyone we work with has to be certified to be able to move our HAZMAT product,” Alvaro Garcia, Supply Chain Operations Coordinator, Cyanco. “SkyBitz allows us to set up landmarks and sends our team notifications of when our equipment and product have arrived at various locations for proof of delivery. SkyBitz helps us maintain complete visibility over our product, which is especially helpful if it deviates into an area where we can’t get a hold of the driver.”
SkyBitz first released the Galaxy GTP4050, the world’s first ever two-way global satellite communication and UL 913, IECEx/ATEX Zone 0 certified tracking device, last month. Customers can benefit from the ability to configure the device over-the-air to change reporting on the fly. Managers can receive exception based alerts, configure the device to shut off or decrease reporting for periods of time to save even more power and unnecessary reporting. Alternatively, the device can be programmed to increase alerts when security breaches occur. The Galaxy GTP4050 is ideal for tracking oil, gas, and chemical equipment that is often in remote and HAZLOC for long periods of time without any external power source. The Galaxy GTP4050 certification includes the unique ability for customers to change the device’s batteries while in HAZLOC, which improves overall reliability and significantly lowers overall cost of operation.
“Achieving these intrinsic safety certifications means our customers with unpowered assets containing HAZMAT or moving in and around hazardous locations can focus on gaining better efficiencies in their operations and not worry about the safety, compliance or losing track of their assets,” said Henry Popplewell, President, SkyBitz. “I’m proud of our team for reaching this goal we have been all striving towards, making a best-in-class product equipped to satisfy customers with intrinsic safety concerns in the U.S. and globally.”
For more information about the Galaxy GTP4050 please visit: www.skybitz.com/GTP4050.
Cyanco is the largest global producer of sodium cyanide with a total capacity of 148,000 metric tons. The “new” Cyanco was formed in 2008 when Oaktree Capital Management acquired Nevada Chemicals Inc. and purchased Degussa’s (Evonik’s) sodium cyanide business in the United States and Canada. Cyanco has been intimately involved in the development and implementation of the International Cyanide Management Code (ICMC) and is represented on the Industry Advisory Group to the International Cyanide Management Institute. All of Cyanco’s facilities are ICMC certified. In addition to being a sodium cyanide producer, the Applied Technology division of Cyanco provides consulting services, laboratory support and cyanide detoxification technology to assist customers throughout the lifecycle of its products. Please visit www.cyanco.com for more information.
About SkyBitz, Inc.
SkyBitz is a leader in commercial telematics solutions across multiple vertical industry sectors, providing real-time information on the location and status of assets. More than a thousand enterprises rely on SkyBitz technology to achieve total asset visibility, improved security, lower operating and capital expenses, and enhanced customer service. SkyBitz delivers its solution via a secure web-based application and requires no software downloads. SkyBitz is a wholly owned subsidiary of Telular Corporation. For additional information, visit www.skybitz.com.