GalileoSky Boxfinder: Up to 10 years without recharge

GalileoSky recently held a webinar for their partners where revealed more details about their new asset tracking device called Boxfinder. Its main purpose is a tracking cargo for long-distance shipments.

The manufacturer claims the device is able to work autonomously for up to 10 years. If this is not just a marketing trick, GalileoSky Boxfinder might become the most long-lasting GPS tracker among all devices with the same size. It weighs 350 g (12.34 oz) and has 125 x 102 x 42 mm size (4.92 х 4 х 1.6 in). It can be fixed on the asset or container with a couple of self-tapping screws.

Optional Iridium module allows track assets not only in the areas with GSM coverage. It extends the possible application for trans-continental and marine shipments.

Let’s list all its main features:

  • Location with GPS and GLONASS
  • Location with LBS (GSM Cell ID based)
  • Quad-band GSM connectivity
  • IRIDIUM connectivity (optional)
  • Acoustic control of environment around a tracker
  • Inputs/Outputs for SOS button, Temperature sensor, Fuel Sensor, RFID reader and cut-engine relay availability
  • Absolute water and dust protection (IP65)
  • Low and high-temperature ambient conditions operation: from -40°C to +85°C (-40°F to +185°F)
  • Independent power supply
  • Easy and solid mounting (e.g. on a container)
  • Accelerometer
  • Smart sleep mode
  • Decapsulation sensor

As being said, GalileoSky Boxfinder can work up to 10 years – updating its position 2 times a day.

GalileoSky Skybox Battery

It seems that device sticks out with its operation time, IRIDIUM availability and the highest durability. It can be used for cross-border and maritime transportation and also for surveillance and insurance telematics with sparsely inhabited and isolated territories.

The device also has their weaknesses like a requirement of changing a battery at the GalileoSky office, because it сan’t to be purchased anywhere else on a market except manufacturer’s shop. Another disadvantage is the absence of A-GPS. However, the manufacturer states that device’s cold start can be done in 35 seconds.

Unfortunately, Boxfinder is not equipped with a detaching sensor, which many customers consider as a must-have feature for this sort of devices.

Connecting GalileoSky devices to Navixy

Navixy GPS tracking software closely supports GalileoSky devices. Vire the full list of supported features for models from this vendors in Devices section.

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  1. Alex76 Reply

    This model is quite similar to Queclink GL505, though it has not option for satellite connection. On the other hand, GL505 is smaller and has replaceable batteries CR123A, which you can buy almost everywhere.

    Galileosky Boxfinder seem to be a little bulky, but probably it’s more robust and works longer. Anyway, it’s good to have wider choice, right?

  2. Daniel Nesh Reply

    Yes, Alex, this device is much more durable in comparison to Queclink’s GL505. But unlike GL505 the model above does not support (and is not intended to) continuous tracking mode. It just updates the position according to interval set by user, normally a few hours or even days.

    What I personally dislike in GalileoSky Skybox is even not its design, but the quality of the casing. While I’m pretty sure that all electronics and firmware is perfect, the casing looks rough. Why did they use screws instead of bolts, for example?

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