M2M Connectivity has struck a new partnership with AssetLink and Pivotel to sell and support AssetPack IoT satellite terminals in Australia and New Zealand.

The AssetPack AP3 Iridium solar powered modem is targeted for use on remote tracking and sensor monitoring applications.

M2M Connectivity said in a statement that it would “work closely with Pivotel to deliver off-the-shelf hardware and data solutions, making the system easy to use with minimal set-up.”

“Customers with their own data connectivity can buy from M2M Connectivity directly to enhance their own services,” it said.

The modem uses the global Iridium satellite network and provides the ability to track and manage unpowered and powered assets located in harsh, hazardous and remote regions anywhere in the world.

It is powered by a solar rechargeable battery that the companies said delivers “seven to ten years of service life without ever needing a battery change.”

More than 28,000 AssetPacks have been deployed globally to track and monitor equipment in oil and gas, transportation, agriculture, maritime, construction and military logistics applications.

“AssetLink provides a ‘missing link’ in IoT and will allow our customers to monitor, track and control assets anywhere in the world without the need for a local connection,” M2M Connectivity director Daryl Chambers said.