One of the problems faced by transporters has been the tracking of non-powered assets like containers, trailers and packages. Leading vehicle tracking and telematics provider, Ctrack, has tackled this problem with the launch of its BX500 and BX600 range of wireless, ultra-compact GPS tracking devices.
Claimed by the company to be ideal for use in trucks, cars, motorbikes, quads, golf carts, delivery vans and generators, what will be of particular interest to hauliers is that the new devices are also designed to track assets like containers, trailers and packages.
Both BX models are ultra-compact, meaning either unit can be concealed in cargo easily and both have enough memory to record 25 000 trips. Featuring adaptive tracking, these devices make use of accelerometers as well as data from GPS transmitters to intelligently detect movements and send live updates. Either model can be scaled to provide continuous tracking information or just once a day in order to preserve internal battery life.
The BX500 model is powered by removable Lithium batteries, which can last up to four years when providing a single, daily tracking update. With a robust internal battery pack, the BX600 model can be recharged using the provided micro-USB cable and compact charger. Several BX600 units were recently used to monitor the progress of the recent Sasol Solar Car Challenge, with great success. Each device recorded an average of 96 hours of driving time, having been charged once before the event commenced.
The BX600 model is further equipped to detect tampering. This feature makes it ideal for high-value cargo applications. Both tracking devices are enclosed in rugged housings that are made from sturdy ABS/Polycarbonate plastics.
Ctrack’s BX units can be remotely configured and updated over the air and using a single micro-SIM, can be configured to roam across multiple 2G, 3G or 4G networks in South Africa.
With either of these devices, business owners can now be in control of every aspect of their business, knowing where all their assets are and whether they have been moved or not.
Game farm and nature reserve managers now also have the ability to see where their mobile assets are when out in the field.
Furthermore, those needing to better optimise and control their mobile assets – like delivery motorcycles – can also benefit from Ctrack’s lightweight tracking solutions.
By simply dropping the Ctrack BX devices into a bag or cargo hold, Ctrack can discreetly show you where your assets or deliveries are going, as well as how to better plan their next movements.