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Longview Advantage and Partners Work together to Support Juvenile Diabetes


Longview Advantage, SkyWave Mobile Communications and Kore Telematics combined forces to support the H2V relay team who cycled across Canada to raise money for Juvenile Diabetes.

The Coast to Coast relay started off on the shores of Black Rock Beach in Halifax on September 14 and continue for 24 hours a day until the team arrived in Stanley Park, Vancouver, 9 days later on September 22. The team had the collective goal of raising $1 million to donate to Juvenile Diabetes research.

The H2V vehicle had been outfitted with SkyWave’s SureLinx 8100 terminal, a dependable, dual-mode cellular/satellite GPS tracking device, and uses free cellular network airtime provided by Kore Telematics. Automatically switching between networks as required, SkyWave’s dual-mode terminal provided ubiquitous coverage of the cyclist’s journey across Canada as they traveled in and out of cellular and satellite coverage areas.

“Longview Advantage is a pioneer in the fleet management and asset tracking industry in North America,” says Alain Nicolle, North American Sales Director for SkyWave. “SkyWave is pleased to support their consumer, commercial and this goodwill application with our reliable, cost-effective satellite products and network services.”

Cyclist location data was sent to the Longview Advantage application server and displayed over the Internet, giving relay supporters and their families the ability to pinpoint the cyclists on a map at the exact location along their journey. Providing this unique blend of leading edge technology for the benefit of the supporters and families also provided all three companies with unique chance to map the network coverage across Canada.

“Working with telematics industry leaders such as Kore and SkyWave ensures our applications have the best combination of low-cost and dependable coverage across the country, regardless of location,” says Bill Quinney, President of Longview Advantage. “This partnership confirms that business can work together to help provide creative services for the benefit of the broader volunteer community. We are proud to be able to contribute in this small way by supporting this important cause and we wish the H2V team the very best in achieving their goal.”

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About the Author

Longview Advantage™ provides cost effective, reliable Remote Fleet Management, Theft Protection and GPS enabled Asset Management solutions to businesses in North America, as well as emerging markets in other world regions. Visit to learn more.

About Longview Advantage Limited
Longview Advantage is a privately owned company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The company develops and markets asset tracking, fleet management, and theft protection and recovery solutions across North America. They support markets including heavy and outdoor power equipment, oil and gas services, local service and delivery vehicles.

About KORE Telematics
KORE Telematics, through its exclusive service agreements and extensive infrastructure support, is at the center of the expanding M2M field. The company maintains a network operations center capable of managing all aspects of its network as well as call management, billing services, connectivity control, and Web-based SIM and device service management. These facility investments, combined with network services from leading North American GSM/GPRS carrier partners, assure users of seamless and high availability voice-and-data transmission capability for all their M2M needs. For more information, please visit

About SkyWave Mobile Communications
SkyWave Mobile Communications ( is the global leader for two-way satellite telematics products and services. SkyWave designs and manufactures integrated satellite terminals, satellite/GPRS wireless controllers and provides network services to enable dependable, low-cost, remote management, security and logistics solutions for fixed and mobile assets. SkyWave sells through a global network of over 170 Solution Provider partners who provide industry-specific expertise in more than 40 countries. With over 87,000 terminal units shipped, Solution Providers trust SkyWave to deliver dependable global, cost-effective, reliable, timely and scalable services for their end-user applications. SkyWave’s products are field-tested and proven reliable for a broad range of industry applications including land mobile, marine, oil & gas, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), government and defence. Established in 1997, SkyWave is a privately held company headquartered in Ottawa, Canada. SkyWave’s field-proven products and services include the flagship DMR-200 series of D+ terminals, which set the industry standard for reliable, burst-messaging communications; the DMR-800D terminal, the latest evolution of the DMR-series terminals combining enhanced features for extended application capability; and the SureLinx 8000 series satellite/GPRS integrated wireless controller for use with dual-mode applications. All products are designed for use with the trusted SkyWave D+ or SkyWave IsatM2M network services and are backed by SkyWave’s industry-leading customer support.


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