BlueTraker® SSAS Arctic

World’s only SSAS terminal engineered for Arctic voyage! Cold start capable down to -50° Celsius!

The BlueTraker® ssas Arctic terminal is a self-contained unit with pre-programmed tracking and security alerting functionalities. The unique double-shell housing with a ventilated layer between the two shells gives it an added protection against low temperatures and winds.

To survive severe Arctic conditions a distributed web of heating elements throughout the electronic circuitry keeps the terminal operational down to minus 50°C additionally, device can cold start from temperatures down from -50°C… All electronic and mechanical components specifically selected for low temperature operation! See the white paper on challenges of vessel tracking in sea area A4.

  • Two security buttons to sound the alarm in case of an emergency situation.
  • Pole to pole coverage through use of the Iridium Satellite network.
  • Ability to withstand the harsh maritime conditions.
  • Tracking and Alert Messaging

    In addition to SOLAS security alert requirements, the BlueTraker SSAS device is capable of position data report transmissions for day-to-day tracking purposes. The ship’s position can be monitored on the service provider’s web tracking site.

  • On board security alert systems are governed by various internationally agreed rules and regulations as promulgated by the IMO International Maritime Organization), as recommended by its’ associated sub - committees, principally the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC).
  • To survive severe Arctic conditions a layer of heating elements throughout the electronic circuitry which keeps the terminal operational down to - 50°C.
  • Smart Firmware provides safe thermostatic control enabling ‘Cold start Power-up’ at -50°C.
  • Mounting accessories made from stainless steel (EN1.4571) capable of withstanding of mechanical stress and vibrations at -50°C.

Key Benefits:

  • True global coverage
  • Fully integrated design, easy to install
  • Various mounting and installation options
  • Low total lifecycle cost
  • Easy integration with application software
  • Provided web based GUI for device monitoring and configuration

Engineered for cold environment:

  • Capable of surviving temperatures down to -50°C
  • Double shell-ventilated housing combats accelerated cooling in windy environments
  • Smart thermostatic temperature control for “Cold State Power-up”
  • Special, arctic grade power supply cable

Key Features:

  • Iridium Satellite network offering A4 Sea Area coverage
  • Rugged outdoor housing
  • Integrated GPS receiver
  • Positions logged to internal memory
  • Integrated backup battery
  • Low-power mode for extended life on backup battery

Inherent safety and security:

  • Mechanical, electrical and electromagnetic safety and security features
  • Unique serial number engraved on the housing
  • Tamper detection built-in
  • Antenna blockage detection
  • Security seals to prove unauthorized access
  • Main cable open loop and short circuit detection
  • External power failure tolerant due to back-up battery
  • System diagnostics reports

Complete SSAS solution:

  • BlueTraker® ssas terminal ConBox ssas
  • Primary and secondary alert buttons
  • Mounting accessory (UniMount or RailMount)
  • Includes main cable and alert cables (various lengths)

Benefits to ship owners:

  • Web based management platform
  • Data service subscription available
  • Web based fleet tracking application
Fully approved and certified:


  • SSAS Type Approval
  • IEC60945 certified
  • IP 68, IP 69K compliant
  • Iridium approved
  • CE Mark

Tech Specs & Features

External power supply 24V DC, 1A / Arctic version
9V DC to 36V DC, 0.5A max
Protection:Power line disconnect above 36V
Withstands continuous connection to 180V DC source
Safety Internal self recovering poly fuse
Operating Temperature -40°C[1] to +85°C[2] (without back-up battery or with external back up battery)
-40°C to +60°C (with embedded back-up battery)
Arctic option -50°C to +85°C [2] (without back-up battery or with external back up battery)
-50°C to +60°C (with embedded back-up battery)
[1] Must not be powered up at temp. lower than -25°C except for BlueTraker ssas Arctic version.
[2] According To MIL-STD-810G
[3] 24V DC Power Supply required
Storage Temp. range: -40°C a 85°C;
Waterproof and dust protection IP68 protection class (depth 6m, duration 30mins.)
Integrated Antennas GPS, Iridium: 3dBi RHCP
Iridium transceiver Frequency range 1616MHz to 1626.5MHz; Maximum output power 33dBm (1,6 W)
GPS receiver 32 channels, 1 sec. update rate, 1575.42MHz (L1 band)
Accuracy: Position 5m CEP, Velocity 0.1m/sec, Time 300ns
Sensitivity: - 161dBm tracking
Installation External, mast, vertical rail, horizontal rail, flat vertical surface
Mounting accessories UniMount mouting bracket - included
Up to 100m included
Free alert button cables up to 700m / tested
Double-shell, white colour outer shell, resistant to UV sun radiation
Dimensions: 198 x 67 x 198mm (width x height x length)
Weight: 1.19kg; 2kg with UniMount
Shock resistance
Multiple drop from 1.2m height to every side of the device


Brochures Last Updated Size
BlueTraker SSAS Brochure (PDF) Oct 02, 2017 3.0 MB
Case Studies
BlueTraker SSAS: Challenges of Vessel Tracking in the A4 Area (PDF) Oct 02, 2017 2.2 MB
Compliance & Approvals
BlueTraker GL Type Approval (PDF) Oct 03, 2017 0.3 MB
Technical Specifications
BlueTraker SSAS Technical Spcifications (PDF) Oct 02, 2017 0.9 MB

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