Posted August 31, 2022

5G-ready IoT device for non-powered equipment

Trackunit’s second-generation Spot device will transform the non-powered construction equipment segment with a range of enhanced and new features on the original model.

Global IoT solutions provider Trackunit has launched Spot 2, engineered to meet the rugged environmental demands of the off-highway sector. The self-contained, battery-powered device works independently of machine power and provides customers a 5G-ready solution that is easy to install and immediately connects equipment of all shapes and sizes.

Trackunit Spot device
Trackunit’s second-generation Spot device will transform the non-powered construction equipment segment with a range of enhanced and new features on the original model.

The new Spot device offers increased connectivity and visibility to the full fleet, significantly reducing operating costs and increasing the utilization of every single machine in real-time, enabling equipment and site managers to quickly locate equipment at depots and worksites using the Trackunit platform.

“This is very much in alignment with the eliminate downtime movement as it cuts down on inefficiency and contributes to making construction a better, more useful industry,” says Lærke Ullerup, chief marketing officer. “We will continue to look at our products and relentlessly search for better solutions as we pursue the eliminate downtime agenda.”

“We see Spot as a natural complement to Trackunit’s Raw (Cellular) and Kin (Bluetooth) products, providing a capability in between the two,” said Dave Swan, senior vice president - products. “With Spot, users don’t have to guess and search for equipment, and will always be the first to know if something moves without permission, helping reduce theft.

“Using a cellular connection, Spot pinpoints a precise GPS location with an ‘instant on’, 1-minute install with no machine downtime,” he adds.

Among Spot 2’s many features, operators can set tracking frequency while the new power efficient design has doubled estimated battery life allowing 4,000 message transmissions. When configured for two messages per day, the batteries should not require replacing within five years.

The hardware also allows users to take advantage of the latest technology which, through continual improvement and refinement, can help deliver long-term success. Other features include:

  • LTE-M1 / NB-IoT network
  • Bluetooth 5.2
  • New industrial class mechanical design
  • Certified for IP66K and IP69K
  • Light sensor for smart activation
  • Updated configuration tools

About Trackunit ApS

Trackunit is the leading SaaS-based IoT solution and machine insights provider to the global construction equipment industry. Trackunit collects and analyzes machine data in real-time to deliver actionable, proactive and predictive information, empowering customers with data-driven foresight.

Trackunit promises to lead the technology engagement to help eliminate downtime. The ambition of this mission is not only to recover from budget and schedule overruns, but also to re-establish the reputation of the industry for innovation and leadership.

From operator safety and machine health to business optimization, Trackunit’s industry-leading telematics software, hardware and fleet management services benefit the everyday operations of the customers worldwide. Trackunit services its customers directly from its headquarters in Denmark, Canada, Chicago, IL and Singapore, as well as through subsidiaries in Sweden, Norway, France, Holland, Germany, UK, Australia and Japan.