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AeroScout Debuts GPS/Wi-Fi Tracking at U.S. Air Base

November 5, 2008  - By
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AeroScout Inc. has unveiled a combination GPS and Wi-Fi asset management system that has been selected by the U.S. Air Force 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) for its 110 million-square-foot outdoor facility at the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona.

The system includes battery-powered tags that use both GPS to determine location outdoors and Wi-Fi to transport asset location and other information over a customer’s network, according to AeroScout.

The large-scale deployment will initially include 1,000 AeroScout GPS Wi-Fi tags for essential support equipment. The 309th AMARG stores thousands of aircraft and aircraft parts at the outdoor facility at Davis-Monthan outside Tucson, Arizona. In addition to tracking the precise location of essential support equipment, the AerosScout system will provide automated inventory reports, the company said.

The system will leverage the facility’s existing Wi-Fi network and 42 access points with high-gain antennas, which are also used for data communication. Using AeroScout’s MobileView 4.0 software, staff will be able to search for, locate, and manage essential equipment, according to the company.

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