Archetype, Inc. has partnered with Stellar Satellite Communications to develop a new line of hybrid products and related services for the worldwide M2M (machine-to-machine) industry. Archetype is a provider of GSM (Global System for Mobile communications) tracking and management in the M2M marketplace. Stellar is a manufacturer of satellite modems for the ORBCOMM satellite network. The companies' products will use both satellite and cellular phone networks for GPS (global positioning system)-based vehicle tracking. Under the deal, Archetype's ST series tracking modules will be integrated with Stellar's DS100 satellite transceiver to create a new product line. The STHO series will be more ruggedized, and will include ORMCOMM satellite capabilities, the partners said. Options will include all four GSM bands for both U.S.-based and international applications. The STHO will be distributed through both companies' distribution channels.
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