Saab Launches Blue Force Tracking Device
IMPI, Saab’s multi-purpose micro processor controlled GPS secure tracking modem, is a first-ever of its kind within the Saab product portfolio and presents a wide range of communication capabilities for both a secure military and civilian environments.
A product developed by Saab in South Africa, the device is poised to take front position among competing products with the ability to provide positional updates from any geographical position on earth, to any designated control system – moving with ease from GSM to an Iridium satellite network if no GSM connection is available. IMPI also provides assurance that data is secure since it is received via Internet and can be encrypted according to user specifications and requirements.
“The product has been developed to make life easier for the user,” said Ockert van der Schyf, Head of Marketing at Saab Systems Grintek. “IMPI offers an electronic interface for the integration of PDA/PC based computers and can have extensive mapping, messaging and situational awareness functionality added if required. Due to its ability to relay position to a computer system in a mobile, deployable static control room, the position can easily be plotted and shown on a geographical map display.”
The IMPI device can also be used with Tactical Radios through the Inline Data Communication Unit (IDCU) from Saab, which can also be customized for specific radio functionality.