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Infospectrum, T-Mobile launch roaming-free asset-tracking service

Iain Morris

February 20, 2014

Asset-tracking specialist Infospectrum says it has teamed up with wireless operator T-Mobile US on the launch of a new set of location-based services that can be used globally without incurring roaming charges.

The partnership will allow users of Infospectrum’s (Agoura Hills, CA, USA) infoTRAK service to track asset movements across borders without being hit with roaming fees, but Infospectrum and T-Mobile (Bellevue, WA, USA) say they plan to market the improved service to asset owners and fleet operators worldwide.

The service could be valued by many organizations given the increase in the trade of goods and assets across multiple countries, which has driven up costs for customers of asset-tracking services that do incur roaming fees.

“We were looking for a reliable partner who can provide real-time end to end tracking solution across multiple hardware platforms to our customers who operate globally,” said Carlos Gutierrez, a business development manager with T-Mobile. “T- Mobile is confident that this partnership will bring great value to our customers.”

“This partnership will allow our customers to seamlessly track the movement of assets and goods within and across borders without incurring additional data monitoring costs,” added Gutierrez.

Infospectrum’s infoTRAK service uses web-based tracking software to provide connectivity for cellular devices installed on stationary and moving assets.

The technology allows asset owners and fleet managers to track parameters related to operation, maintenance and security.