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SkyBitz Offers Satellite-Based Solution to Manage Critical Assets

SkyBitz has announced a solution for the utilities market and Smart Grid program to track, manage and deploy a range of assets in dispersed geographies during power outages and other utility disaster recovery efforts.

The SkyBitz Disaster Recovery Solution allows utility companies to leverage real-time information about the location, status and environmental conditions of their assets, enabling a secure, fast and effective response. This includes the deployment of teams to remote locations during network outages, as well as efficient selection, retrieval and redirection of assets. The SkyBitz solution is available and compliant with the objectives of the recently signed American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Title XIII funding for Smart Grid and improvements for reliability and recovery from disruptions and integration of renewable generation.

The SkyBitz solution is based on SkyBitz's Smart Sensor Tracking management solution. For the last six years, SkyBitz has provided disaster recovery solutions to emergency field services, the transportation industry, chemicals and oil and gas industries.

The SkyBitz disaster recovery solution provides an active communication channel between critical mission command and control systems and teams and assets in the field through bi-directional messaging capabilities. The SkyBitz satellite-based solution has a ubiquitous coverage and operates in remote areas that lack terrestrial coverage. The solution can be used to comply with FEMA cost recovery requirements.

With a battery life up to 5 years, the SkyBitz system is easily set-up, HERO certified and used for SCADA/telemetry type applications.

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