TeleNav Asset Tracker supplies
location data, activity alerts
Jun 9, 2011 7:00 AM
Verizon Wireless and TeleNav Inc (NASDAQ: TNAV) are providing the TeleNav Asset Tracker. The product provides enterprise customers, using location-based services (LBS)-enabled wireless devices, with near real-time location information as well as critical activity alerts for cargo, delivery trucks, or other mobile assets.
Asset Tracker relies on the Verizon Wireless data network to enable machine-to-machine (M2M) data transfer between the company’s portable monitoring devices and TeleNav’s servers, making the data available to organizations via a secure, web-based portal. With devices in place inside shipments or on mobile assets, management can use TeleNav’s portal to monitor location of assets and manage device properties, such as enabling activity alerts.
This product also provides management with full-featured dynamic maps offering street and satellite views for easy identification of an asset’s location. Real-time alerts can be configured to send notifications when an asset enters or leaves a predetermined geo-fenced area, stops for an extended period of time, or if there is a loss of communication with the tracking device.
Organizations can use this real-time location information to enhance supply chain and logistics operations by:
•Monitoring the status of high-value shipments in transit between warehouses and delivery sites.
•Triggering specific activities, such as loading dock preparation, when cargo enters pre-determined areas to improve supply chain efficiency.
•Reducing theft and vandalism and increasing asset recovery by triggering automatic alerts when cargo moves locations.
•Providing security for trucks and loads traveling in remote locations or in extreme conditions.
•Accessing detailed historical data on the transit of cargo to support customer reporting requirements.
TeleNav Asset Tracker works with the PT200, a portable tracking device manufactured by Sendum that can be placed in packages and containers or mounted to equipment. The device can be easily moved from one asset or container to another, giving organizations flexibility in what they choose to monitor at any given time.
The PT200 uses assisted GPS, a technology that combines satellite GPS with cellular tower triangulation data, to provide rapid “first fix” triangulation as well as location information when the device is connected to the Verizon Wireless network but does not have satellite line of sight. The device is also designed for extreme conditions, working in temperatures ranging from –20° to 60° C (–4° to 140° F).
Visit www.verizonwireless.com/business for more details.
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