Solar-Powered Asset Trackers Blog Post

Cost-Effective Asset Tracking for Fixed or Mobile Tracking Applications

With today’s hyper-competitive commercial landscape, businesses everywhere are looking for cost-effective solutions in every facet of their organisation. For companies operating within logistics, utilities, or security, keeping costs to a minimum while ensuring productivity and internal processes are maximised and efficient is always a key priority.

With this in mind, we recommend the use of solar-powered asset trackers for fleet managers to monitor the status, condition, and whereabouts of their fixed or mobile assets whether they are in transit or in storage; or to ensure the safety and wellbeing of lone workers operating in isolation in remote regions.

Why Solar?

One of the main advantages of solar asset trackers over, for example, battery-operated devices, is that they harness the sun’s energy to recharge their internal battery units. Where traditional batteries require manual intervention i.e. to replace them when they die, solar asset trackers save on maintenance and physically travelling to the site where the tracker is installed.

Our range of solar-powered asset trackers can be left to monitor and record data for periods of up to 10 years.

Solar Tracker Usage

Fleet Management

Due to their compact size and rugged housing, solar asset trackers can be mounted on a number of vehicles to provide valuable fleet management data. The installed devices go towards improved security and efficiency and help reduce costs and, when combined with our online mapping portal, GTCTrack, data sets such as speed alerts, vehicle route history, and comprehensive driver reports can be set up.

Lone Workers & Utilities

Solar-powered trackers let management teams monitor the location of their lone workers operating in remote areas, or keeps them informed of isolated utility units and equipment where there are no other means of traditional communication. With some of our solar-powered asset trackers having Bluetooth functionality built-in, they can be integrated with external sensors to detect leakages in pipelines, malfunction within the network and enable automation of processes.

Case Study

When Arctic explorer, Jeff Allen, and his team set out in their kayaks to retrace the steps of 1930s explorer, Henry Watkins, they needed a low-profile, low-power consumption, globally-reaching asset tracker to help map their progress as they explored the Arctic and North Atlantic islands of Faroe, Iceland and the East coast of Greenland. The device they opted for was the Iridium Edge Solar.

Read full case study >

With in-house expert knowledge, we are just a phone call or email away from all the help you need with deciding on which solar-powered asset tracker is best for your application. If you want to know more, we’d love to hear from you.

UK Freephone: 0800 112 3919

Email: info@gtc.co.uk

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