AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hirschmann Solutions, a leading supplier of antenna and transceiver systems for machine-to-machine (M2M) and automotive communications, together with Novotech Technologies, an innovative global distributor of M2M products, services and solutions, announced a distribution partnership agreement for Iridium antenna designs that will facilitate accessibility of reliable worldwide communication in Canada.
Hirschmann's Iridium products provide state-of-the-art tracking and monitoring that allows satellite communications from virtually anywhere in the world.
"We're working diligently to strengthen the footprint of our Iridium products throughout North America," said Frank Homann, President of Hirschmann Solutions North America. "By adding Novotech as a distributor, we look forward to making our products available in Canada, as well as the U.S."
Engineered for tracking and telemetry systems, the Iridium communication service is characterized by a mobile satellite communication network of more than 66 active satellites in low-earth orbit (LEO) to enable global voice and data communication. Featuring an impressively low transmission delay, the network covers almost every centimeter of the earth's surface.
"There is a need for reliable communication in remote areas which are especially critical when you consider the requirements for military and emergency services, not to mention sea and air transport to name a few," said Richard Hobbs, President of Novotech Technologies. "By introducing the Iridium antenna line-up, we can better help our customers meet even their most demanding communication needs."
About Hirschmann Solutions:
With its U.S. offices based in Auburn Hills, Mich., Hirschmann Solutions operates as a business unit of Hirschmann Car Communication GmbH, Germany, to enhance communication technology by offering smarter solutions to its customers. The product portfolio includes a wide range of antenna products, communication modules with embedded transceivers, complete tracking devices and in-vehicle entertainment and communication solutions for nearly all terrestrial and satellite based services.
Hirschmann Solutions was formed in response to growing demand from the telematics and M2M sectors for its communication technology. Increasingly data transmission is a standard component in a wide variety of applications and therefore reliable performance is paramount. The Hirschmann brand is known for producing high quality, top-of-the-line technology and equipment that is best tailored to the customers' needs. In the 2014 financial year (03/2013 – 02/2014), the company generated sales of $170 million with a global workforce of around 900 employees. More information can be found on our websites at www.hirschmann-car.com and www.hirschmann-solutions.com.
About Novotech Technologies:
Through strategic partnerships with many of the world's most innovative machine-to-machine (M2M) manufacturers, Novotech Technologies is a leading value-added distributor of M2M products, services and solutions. To produce tangible outcomes that include reduced costs, optimized fleets/workforces, improved productivity and enhanced customer service, Novotech's comprehensive portfolio of M2M solutions – cellular, GPS and satellite – enable immediate communication, tracking and reporting in a wide range of applications. Established in 2001, Novotech is headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, with offices throughout Canada and the United States.
More information can be found on our website at www.novotech.com.
SOURCE Hirschmann Solutions