LA JOLLA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/12/13 -- Blue Sky Network, a leading supplier of satellite tracking and communication solutions for aviation, land and marine, today announced several new map overlay enhancements to its cloud-based fleet management solution, New SkyRouter. These new overlays include third-party weather feeds and localized traffic information from Bing Maps. Blue Sky Network also provides an overlay for oil and gas lease block data in the Gulf of Mexico and customer specific overlays such as pipelines or power lines. These enhancements can be combined with existing asset tracking information to improve a single map view source. This allows operators to manage assets and routing in near real-time based on changing conditions leading to improved fleet efficiency and safety.
New SkyRouter combined with Blue Sky Network's tracking hardware enables fleet managers to stay in constant communication with widely dispersed global assets. Fleet managers can now benefit from a combination of data sets pulled from multiple sources into a single platform to display other external factors, which will allow better control overall. For instance, the weather overlay feature streams information from providers such as WSI Corporation, a leading provider of weather-driven business solutions. When weather emergencies seem imminent, fleet managers can better coordinate and direct changes, including the sending of notifications. This will allow for the opportunity to make routing adjustments in order to avoid unsafe areas or to improve travel times.
"Weather is an uncontrollable and unpredictable factor that can significantly affect the safety of fleets," said Mark D. Miller, VP & GM of WSI. "We are excited to be providing our leading weather technology -- a data cloud API that provides convenient access to weather data to enhance New SkyRouter and supply fleet managers with important data that can affect an asset's safety and efficiency."
"We are raising the bar when it comes to comprehensive fleet management solutions and empowering fleet managers with important information to be accessed seamlessly from any location," said Jon Gilbert, CEO of Blue Sky Networks. "With the new overlay features, we are providing operators with a more complete view of their assets' changing situations and allowing them to quickly address any operational concerns."
Additionally, the new oil and gas lease block overlay can assist offshore operators with the transportation of personnel and equipment to production platforms and drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. When used in combination with the weather overlay, it helps to ensure the highest level of efficiency and service by providing important location and environmental information affecting the asset within a single map view. With these new upgrades fleet managers are better informed to make quick and efficient decisions.
The new map overlay features are currently in beta release and expected to be in production by September 2013. Blue Sky Network will be demonstrating its new map overlay features at LABACE 2013, taking place in São Paulo, Brazil -- August 14-16, in booth #5020.
For more information on Blue Sky Network and the new upgrades to New SkyRouter, please visit: www.blueskynetwork.com.
About Blue Sky Network:
Blue Sky Network is a leading global provider of voice and data services via the Iridium satellite network. Our aviation, marine and vehicle products for GPS tracking, real time flight tracking and fleet management provide reliable fleet tracking and communication services. Blue Sky Network recently launched New SkyRouter, a comprehensive cloud-based, fleet management solution for land mobile, aviation, and marine applications. A feature rich solution, New SkyRouter is designed to support connectivity with remotely dispersed mobile assets including Blue Sky Network's advanced Dual-Mode GSM and Iridium tracking and communications services. Founded in 2001, Blue Sky Network is headquartered in La Jolla, California with customers and distributors worldwide. For more information about our company and solutions, visit the Blue Sky Network website at www.blueskynetwork.com.
About WSI Corporation
WSI Corporation is the world's leading provider of weather-driven business solutions for professionals in the aviation, energy, insurance and media markets, as well as multiple federal and state government agencies. WSI is a member of The Weather Company and is headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts with offices in Birmingham, England. The Weather Company is owned by a consortium made up of NBC Universal and the private equity firms The Blackstone Group and Bain Capital. For more information on WSI, visit their website at www.wsi.com.
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