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Thuraya launches industry-first maritime IoT tracking and monitoring solution

CyLock-Satcom employs a dual-mode tracker that enables it to work on satellite and terrestrial 2G/3G/4G LTE-M/NB-IoT, enhancing cargo safety and efficiency.

 Thuraya Telecommunications, the mobility arm of the UAE’s flagship satellite solutions provider, Yahsat, announced the release of the CyLock-Satcom product, an industry-first IoT (Internet of Things) shipping tracking and monitoring product.

CyLock, developed by Norway-based Cypod Solutions will use Thuraya’s network to offer a wide range of tracking features that include real-time capabilities for precise location data, remote locking and unlocking mechanism for containers, real-time data sensing for the transport of sensitive materials and safe-guarding and security of critical merchandise. CyLock-Satcom employs a dual-mode tracker that enables it to work on satellite and terrestrial 2G/3G/4G LTE-M/NB-IoT. It can be easily installed within containers and has its own power source. The system also consists of a Thuraya SM2700/3700 module.

Speaking at the launch, Ali Al Hashemi, Group Chief Executive Officer of Yahsat, said: “CyLock-Satcom’s launch is an important step in Yahsat’s IoT growth strategy and is a testament to our enduring commitment to deliver innovative Products that address real-world challenges. As a first-mover in the market, CyLock-Satcom, coupled with Thuraya’s state of the art system, holds tremendous potential to transform the container shipping landscape and enhance the capabilities of businesses in the transportation sector. We are excited to witness the impact of this new Product as it revolutionises container tracking and safety across the globe.”

Roar Berg, CEO of Cypod Solutions, added: “CyLock is a game-changer for the global logistics sector, offering a comprehensive IoT solution that addresses the specific needs of container shipping operations across land, air and rail transport. We understand the challenges faced by businesses in this industry, and CyLock-Satcom is here to provide the most advanced tracking and safety features.”