Metro purchases guardian mobility

February 28, 2019

Metro Aviation continues to expand its services with the recent purchase of Guardian Mobility, a Canadian-based provider of solutions for global tracking, voice and data communications, flight data monitoring (FDM) and analytics services.

Guardian’s G4 product provides global, real-time user tracking and two-way messaging in one device, and brings with it the added benefit of being equipped for Automatic Flight Following (AFF) and Additional Telemetry Unit (ATU).  The G4MX is flexible and scalable, offering a streamlined migration path.

Guardian is the second company of its kind to be added to the Metro portfolio.  Metro purchased Outerlink Global Solutions in 2014 and has continued developing its technology under the IRIS brand to offer near real-time tracking, push-to-talk communication, flight data monitoring with voice and video, immediate alerts and warnings and robust analytics.

Metro saw an opportunity with Guardian as a growing company with portable products that could fill gaps in its current Outerlink product line.  In addition, Guardian offered a sophisticated billing system and extra benefits as an Iridium VAR (value added reseller).  Bringing Guardian under the Metro umbrella gives the company the benefit of a 30+ year operator at the helm, creating solutions that operators need and want, and helps to round out the Metro portfolio.

“We are excited to add Guardian Mobility to the Metro Companies. Guardian’s portable device, including the added AFF and ATU capabilities, expands our service offerings in the field of flight data monitoring, tracking and communication,” said Metro President Mike Stanberry.  “We are also excited to expand our market, as Guardian has a strong footprint in Canada and Europe.”

Guardian recently released a whitepaper on the G4 technology as it relates to ATU and AFF, which is available at guardianmobility.com/atu-ready.  For more information, join Metro Aviation and Guardian Mobility for their press event at Heli-Expo on Wednesday, February 6th at 10:30am on booth C1023.

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