With the introduction of the Bluetooth headset, wearable technology amassed immense popularity in the early 2000s. Wearable technology turned out to be more and more present in our daily lives from that moment onwards. On the other hand, conventionally, it has always been tricky to track the location and activity of non-powered assets like containers, trailers or other manufacturing parts.
The entire game was challenging until self-directed GPS trackers entered the picture. This innovative generation of GPS trackers basically relies on an internal battery for power and embedded SIMs as a part of IoT. Here, in this article, you will get to know how autonomous GPS trackers work and how they can unite a low power consumption and cost with expensive business insights.
Efficiently Communicating Location and Usage
With the use of Internet of Things (IoT) you can easily connect GPS trackers, attached to non-powered material goods, to the internet. In this way, making them visible, it creates a web of assets that relate to each other. Gradually more and more companies from a range of industries are making effective use of autonomous GPS tracking devices and IoT to operate more professionally, boost their business value and deliver an improved customer experience.
One of the major differences, for example, a Fitbit is used for personal use and a GPS tracking device for industrial use. In order to operate, the GPS tracking devices use a Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) to communicate. An LPWAN is a network that uses wireless communications to connect devices to the Internet over an extended range. Messages that are communicated through this network comprises of small data. No videos, pictures or broad text. Just a fixed set of bytes used for indication, for instance, that your non-powered asset began moving.
GPS Tracking Devices Designed to Last Several Years
Now that you have gathered a basic idea on how GPS tracking devices can communicate about its location and usage, let’s have a glance at the devices. GPS tracking devices for industrial usage have a vigorous design and have been made to last many years. In general, these devices need zero maintenance. All you have to do is just activate the GPS trackers and attach it to your non-powered asset. The moment you are done with this, the GPS tracking device is all set to start collecting valuable information for your business.
The IoT ready GPS tracking devices from TrakingPro can be used to track a range of assets – from trucks, commercial vehicles, reusable containers to trailers to manufacturing parts and much more among others. For each type of use, the GPS tracking device will be configured in a different way. You can use our geofencing technology activated trackers in order to trace back your non-powered assets’ usage and location indoors if you want to expand the outdoor tracking of your non-powered assets. If you look at TrakingPro GPS trackers, energy-efficiency is assured since our GPS tracking devices communicate via an LPWAN. In addition to that, our GPS trackers will combine different geolocation technologies on the basis of your business requirements.