VixNet, Ctrack counter jamming

VixNet has partnered with vehicle tracking and fleet management intelligent solutions specialist Ctrack in an agreement set to offer ‘one of the most advanced and proactive jamming detection services available in South Africa to date’.

“VixNet will be working closely with Ctrack to offer customers state-of-the-art anti-jamming technology with the advantage of our proprietary, secure, bi-directional data communications network,” says Clinton Lemmer, head of security business development at VixNet. “Our agreement with Ctrack is to provide the back-end technology while they focus on the marketing, installation and monitoring of their own customer base.”

Ctrack MD Hein Jordt says, “Our agreement with VixNet provides the platform to supply our customers with an enhanced jamming mitigation solution. This is the ideal solution for fleet customers, in particular, that are working with high risk loads, as it provides detection of any jamming devices in the vicinity, which means that armed response or reaction services can be notified before an incident takes place.”

The VixNet bi-directional data communications network guarantees signal delivery using its own in-house designed radio transceivers. The network uses direct sequence spread spectrum (DSSS) technology, which does not rely on any other format, such as GSM, to communicate. DSSS cannot be jammed and has four signal acknowledgement stages to ensure that all signals are delivered. Furthermore it is designed to transmit out of difficult RF noisy areas and can penetrate through concrete, making it ideal for city, retail and financial institution applications.

Ctrack currently boasts a stolen vehicle tracking and recovery rate of over 90%, says Jordt, making it a valuable risk mitigation partner to consumers and companies wanting to manage assets and personal risk

The jamming detection solution will include many of Ctrack’s other product features, including direct contact to drivers, notification of the driver entering a high-risk area and notifying the company immediately of any incident.