XTracker IR Vessel Tracking via Iridium Satellite Network
XTracker IR (Iridium) is a robust, dependable and extremely compact tracking device that sends out GPS position reports at pre-programmed intervals from anywhere in the world using proven Iridium satellite technology. Position reports contain date, time, latitude, longitude, and average course and speed over the ground. GPS position reports are recorded, transmitted, and posted on the web in 20 seconds, on average. XTracker’s modest power requirements make it ideal for remote locations where solar panels or batteries are the only source of electricity.
Easy Installation for Secure Vessel GPS Position Tracking
The XTracker IR is installed quickly and easily on a standard 1″ threaded antenna mount. There are many types of antenna mounts available from your local marine supply store, including pole-mounts, rail-mounts, mast-mounts, pipe-mounts, etc.
XTracker IR (Iridium) starts submitting GPS position reports for satellite vessel tracking immediately upon power up. Everything is controlled from shore, including position reporting and polling intervals. There are no buttons or switches on the XTracker IR unit.
Up to 10 Year Battery Life
The XTracker IR can be powered in one of two ways: either by connecting the unit directly to a powering bank on board, or by wiring the unit to a standalone long-life battery (purchased separately).
Depending on the type of battery being used, the XTracker IR can last as long as 10 years without changing the battery or needing any kind of upkeep.
Note: we do not sell batteries for this unit. We can recommend excellent batteries and tell you their life-expectancy, but you will need to purchase the battery separately from the equipment, as we do not sell or ship batteries for this unit.
Real-Time Position Reporting
Tracking for the XTracker IR is provided through RedPort Tracking and consists of a detailed, robust online tracking interface that provides:
- Real-time Position and Tracking
- Longitude and latitude info
- Emergency alarm/ SOS/Movement alarm/ Overspeed alarm/ Border crossing alert.
- Geo-fence alarm
- Course and Speed (on web-based tracking site)
- Web-based tracking or mobile-phone-based tracking
- Central Monitoring system (web-base)
- History of tracking movements
- Ability to track hundreds of vessels or assets on one web-based monitoring system
Vessel Tracking Service
Vessel tracking is a monthly charge that encompasses the airtime required to send the satellite pings as well as a small fee for the dedicated web-portal and continuing tracking services.
Position reports are hourly, but can be increased remotely to up to every 15 minutes.
You can see the options for XTracker IR Vessel Tracking Service here.
Coverage Area for Iridium Prepaid Worldwide Airtime
The coverage area for Iridium prepaid worldwide airtime encompasses the entirety of the Iridium satellite array. With pole-to-pole coverage and technologically advanced data transferring techniques, Iridium gives you reliable and dependable satellite coverage on every inch of the planet. Whether you’re in the North Pole or Miami Beach, you will be be within the Iridium coverage map.
Other Vessel Tracking Options
We offer two other vessel tracking units:
This XTracker is for more regional tracking and offers tracking up to every 2.5 minutes. Learn more here.
This XTracker ties into an existing satellite broadband unit to transmit position reports for vessel tracking at intervals you determine. Learn more here.