GeoTrax can pinpoint location of trailers
Apr 1, 2004 12:00 PM
Teletouch Communications Inc aims to reduce the number of missing trailers with its new GeoTrax product, which enables companies to use wireless telemetry to monitor and track non-powered assets, either fixed or mobile.
The small GeoTrax unit (about the size of a magazine) transmits information via satellite and can be attached to a trailer or any other asset. The totally self-contained, maintenance-free device has a battery life of up to seven years. GeoTrax can be configured to report an asset's whereabouts on a customer-defined schedule, and in combination with Teletouch's GeoFleet tracking software, GeoTrax can pinpoint the asset's location on a map.
GeoTrax enables users to monitor up to four customer-defined events at a time. For example, the unit can be configured to monitor and provide notification of a refrigeration unit failure, helping to protect frozen cargo, or it can notify when a unit's door has been opened or closed, potentially alerting authorities to unauthorized entry.
The product can also be used in fixed applications where power is unavailable, such as on remote pipelines, reporting when the pipeline has been damaged or has experienced some type of problem.
GeoTrax service is available throughout North America. For more information, access www.teletouch.com.
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