Posted May 21, 2018

Simple equipment tracking system

DPL Telematics’ new AssetView tracking system offers affordable, long life battery-powered asset management.

DPL Telematics now offers the AssetView tracking system, an advanced solution for wireless monitoring and remote tracking of any powered or unpowered asset to improve logistics, manage inventory and curb theft.

DPL Telematics AssetView tracking system
DPL Telematics’ new AssetView tracking system offers affordable, long life battery-powered asset management system.

The small, portable GPS unit is completely self-contained and may be hidden on any asset, installing in seconds. The AssetView system allows managers to remotely monitor any asset accurately from a robust, Internet-based software package and mobile app. The unit is the first telematics product of its kind to feature:

  • No external wiring or antenna. Quick, unwired attachment to any asset in a true hide-and-track installation.
  • Internal battery power. Powered by 3 x AA 1.5V batteries tha are easily customer replaceable.
  • Long battery life. Self-powered for 3.5 years on daily updates or up to one year on more detailed tracking.
  • Wireless, two-way communication. Activate recovery mode or set movement alerts over the air from the software or the mobile app.
  • Little to no sky view required. This allows the unit to be hidden inside or under most assets.
  • IP 67 rated and UV-stabilized design. Robust stystem is built to be deployed in harsh environments.
  • Compact and completely portable. The size of a computer mouse, AssetView units may be rotated between company assets and hidden easily.
  • Dual GPS and GLONASS positioning. Faster, more accurate locating by utilizing twice as many satellites as traditional GPS devices.
  • Global cellular coverage. This allow users to be able to track assets across borders.
  • Month-to-month agreement. No long-term contract so users may be able deactivate and reactivate anytime without penalty.

The AssetView combines multiple technologies to maximize battery life while operating and remaining active in extremely low power modes. The unique solution is a powerful tool to reduce theft, prevent loss and manage inventory. The AssetView is powered by 3 x AA 1.5V batteries, rather than requiring constant charging or a proprietary power source. Low power notifications remotely alert customers if the batteries get low so they know when to change them well in advance of depletion.

The AssetView’s proprietary Adaptive Tracking technology increases its reporting frequency when movement is detected and automatically reduces it when stationary. This intelligence delivers long battery life while actively alerting on curfew violation, movement or geofence breaches as well as allowing the user to switch to Recovery Mode remotely.

“The AssetView is the first tracking solution of its kind to offer such a large combination of technologies in a simple final product, delivering long battery life without sacrificing two-way communications and real-time alerts. Its small size and affordable price point allow anybody to easily track nearly anything, regardless of its power source,” says Tony Nicoletti, vice presidnet of Sales and Business Development at DPL Telematics. “Customers control their monthly subscription with the option to deactivate and reactivate as needed without penalty, which is ideal for seasonal or demand-based usage.”

“Since the AssetView has minimal install time and uses readily available AA batteries, customers can easily replace them anytime they are alerted that battery power is getting low,” adds Nicoletti. “It is truly an easy to use and maintain tracking solution for virtually any asset to decrease loss exposure, better manage asset inventories and improve logistics.”

Nicolleti reports the unit cost  depends on volume and application but range i from $140 to $230/unit and $7.95 to $16.95/month.  "Most folks utilize the proprietary adaptive tracking which covers most applications for $9.95/month," he says..