Richardson Electronics has acquired a contract from Globalstar, Inc., of Milpitas, CA to produce antenna assemblies for a line of Satcom asset tracking products. According to the contract a total of 60,000 antennas are to be delivered over the next two years.
The antenna assemblies are part of a system that provides real-time voice and data services for tracking and monitoring of valuable goods and assets, such as shipping containers located on trucks, maritime vessels or docks. The RoHS-compliant, bi-directional antennas, to be deployed worldwide are designed for operation under all weather conditions.
According to Richardson Electronics, this contract highlights Richardson Electronics’ RF engineering expertise in a newer area that complements its long-standing knowledge of the cellular industry. It is another example where Richardson Electronics works closely with its suppliers and alliance partners to bring to customers new technology packaged in a cost-effective solution.
Globalstar products and accessories provide connections in places where cellular and landlines are unavailable. Under terms of the agreement, Richardson Electronics will supply Globalstar with RF electronics for six different models of antennas to be used in land-based mobile, seaboard and fixed-use applications, such as buildings or oil rigs.