Masternaut launches MT-330 ATEX certified tracking device

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Masternaut, supplier of telematics solutions, will be among the first to receive the new MT-330 in partnership with manufacturer CalAmp, a global provider of wireless products, services and solutions. This trailer tracking unit (TTU) is part of a recently announced expanded supply agreement between the two companies.

The MT-330, a low-profile communications device, is designed for tracking and managing a broad array of mobile assets for a wide variety of applications.

ATEX certified for use in hazardous environments, the MT-330 is now integrated with Masternaut Connect for monitoring the status and location of delivery vehicles and other mobile assets used in the oil and gas industry.

The MT-330 features high-sensitivity GPS for reliable tracking and supports options for a comprehensive range of global wireless standards including GSM/GPRS, HSPA and CDMA, enabling universal mobile communications. Achieving compliance with the stringent ATEX Zone 2 standard certifies the MT-330 for use in various unprotected and hazardous outdoor environments throughout the United Kingdom and the European Union.

The device includes an integrated rechargeable battery with an intelligent power management system that ensures service and efficient battery charging while operating on vehicle power as well as uninterrupted connectivity when detached from the tractor and vehicle power is no longer available. The intelligent wireless tracking unit can be configured to report and behave differently when under vehicle or battery powered scenarios and it is compatible with both 12- and 24-volt systems, making it ideal for both light and heavy-duty vehicle applications. In addition, the unit's patent-pending triple-axis accelerometer technology reliably detects movement to provide an extra measure of awareness, security and application.

Martin Hiscox, CEO and chairman of Masternaut, commented, "CalAmp has been supplying wireless telematics devices to Masternaut since early 2013 for specialist applications deployed throughout Europe. Now integrated with Masternaut's Connect asset and vehicle management telematics platform, the MT-330 is the first product that can be used to remotely monitor and comprehensively manage assets located in hazardous and potentially explosive environments. This capability is essential for customers that must safeguard and manage vital assets in these challenging environments."

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