VixNet’s new market positioning progress:
The end of 2014 saw a very successful restructuring transition of the business, when VixNet set out to align itself as a Specialist Network service provider. Accordingly, the Company selected Sabertrek, a leading manufacturing company with which to align itself in order to manufacture, supply and further enhance current static (alarm), mobile and utility products.
Over and above this, VixNet entered into the signing of an exclusivity agreement with C-Track, using the Dart 2 Jamming Immune and Reporting Tracking device.Vixnet is owned by off-shore companies and with its sister companies, shares in multiple technologies and diverse global business ventures. VixNet is actively expanding its range with new low-cost DSS Jamming Immune products, and is constantly identifying new markets in different applications.
Our state-of-the-art products rank high in the servicing of specialised needs required by the security industry.
Transceivers within the network footprint send data via a Spread Spectrum up-link. Transmission is received by base-stations located in the network footprint and is then forwarded to VixNet Central.
With the ever-increasing challenges of reliable communication, VixNet has introduced its first water meter communications device called The Manzi.
An innovative tracking product which cannot be jammed has been developed. It features a system which reports jamming to the relative authorities, whilst being tracked.
VixNet Networks Africa Pty (Ltd) was established in South Africa in 2006, under the name Quiktrak Networks Africa. In 2008, the company became a wholly-owned subsidiary of the international company Vix Technologies, which owns VixNet Africa Pty Ltd. Having global interests in diverse industries not only affords the local Company the expertise of a team of Research and Development Engineers based in Adelaide, Australia, but also the financial backing of a major global player. Opportunities in the ‘then’ South African market, were identified for robust and reliable bi-directional radio frequency communications technology, that could transmit signals out of dense built-up areas.
Having a high immunity to jamming and not being GSM reliant, afforded our clients the opportunity of increasing their footprint without the limitations imposed by ICASA-approved frequencies. In July 2010, the network was upgraded for commercial use. The expansion of the Gauteng network was completed in 2012, with 22 base stations servicing the greater area. Three back-up mobile base stations are available for emergencies.
The Western Cape network was commissioned and set up in 2013, with six sites and a fully portable back-up base station. The unit is accommodated in a tailor-designed trailer. Due to its mountainous surrounds, coverage in the Western Cape is excellent, allowing wider coverage with fewer base stations.
The security industry being one of our applications, the Network has been designed to ensure optimum up time. The Network design is based on tracking mobile assets through triangulation and by using our Spread Spectrum Technology. The density of the base stations within our footprint brings about a high level of redundancy.