SkyWave and AMCi Announce Class 1, Division 2 Classification For MT3000 Terminal

Satellite data communications terminal certified to be used in hazardous environments
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Oct. 5, 2009 - PRLog -- Ottawa, Canada and Golden, Colorado – October 5, 2009 - SkyWave Mobile Communications (“SkyWave”), a global provider of two-way satellite products and services, and American Millennium Corporation (AMCi), a provider of remote monitoring and tracking solutions to commercial and industrial customers, are pleased to announce that the MT3000 mobile satellite communications terminal has received Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Class 1, Division 2 (groups A, B, C, and D) classification for use in hazardous locations.

The demand for remote management and tracking of assets in the oil & gas, mining and environmental industries continues to grow. The Class 1 Division 2 classification of the MT3000 terminal will extend its applications to include operation in high risk environments containing volatile or flammable vapors and gases.

“The MT3000 terminal has undergone rigorous testing to receive the Class 1, Division 2 status,” said Dave Sward, VP of Marketing and Business Development at SkyWave. “This classification further increases the versatility of the terminal beyond its unique programming characteristics. We are pleased to have worked with AMCI to achieve this milestone.”

AMCi uses the MT3000 satellite communications terminal as part of its suite of remote monitoring solutions for the natural gas industry.  The ability of the MT3000 terminal to support multiple sensors and communicate using the Modbus-RTU protocol provides a cost-effective solution to monitor many devices on a single compressor panel.

The MT3000’s functionality allows AMCi to provide additional services to their oil and gas customers such as notification from the field of important events like first-fault shutdown information, temperature and pressure readings, and messages from annunciators and controllers.

“Customers who implement an AMCi remote monitoring solution using an MT3000 terminal benefit from reduced costs, improved efficiencies and increased equipment reliability” says Bruce Bacon, AMCi’s President and CEO. “The addition of Class 1, Division 2 classification will allow AMCi to offer our MT3000 solution to more customers for more applications.”

In addition to support for sensor inputs and Modbus, the MT3000 satellite terminal features a rugged enclosure, discrete size and over-the-air configuration– all making it suitable for oil and gas applications like compressor, cathodic protection and security monitoring.  The on-board computer allows customers to easily create customized solutions that fit their needs.  

The MT3000 terminal communicates over the Inmarsat satellite network; the industry standard for two-way satellite communication, low-message latency, performance and reliability. Like all MT series satellite terminals, the MT3000 offers ultra-low power consumption for extended battery life.
For more information about the MT3000 and the wireless asset tracking and monitoring technology offered by AMCi, please visit For additional information about SkyWave Mobile Communications, please visit

About SkyWave Mobile Communications
SkyWave Mobile Communications is a global provider of Inmarsat-based satellite data communication equipment and services for machine-to-machine (M2M) applications. SkyWave products enable dependable and low-cost tracking and monitoring solutions for the security and remote management of assets over land, sea and air. Over 320,000 SkyWave communication terminals have been shipped to 45 countries to serve customers in the transportation, maritime, mining, oil and gas, heavy equipment, and utilities sectors. For more information, please visit

About AMCi
AMCi has been providing remote monitoring and tracking solutions to commercial and industrial customers for over a decade with thousands of units in operation in North America. AMCi is a licensed value-added reseller for SkyWave products and services. AMCi is based in Golden, Colorado.  

Media Contacts:

Anu Sood
SkyWave Mobile Communications
Product Marketing Manager
+1 613-836-4844, +1 613-255-1300

Wendy Verdun
Marketing Manager
303-279-2002 ext. 1101
Source:SkyWave Mobile Communications
Zip:K2K 3G8
Tags:Skywave, Amci, Mt3000, C1d2, Hazardous, Monitoring, Hazmat, Class 1 Division 2, Satellite, Scada, Oil Gas, Inmarsat
Industry:Energy, Telecom, Wireless
Location:Ottawa - Ontario - Canada
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