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Mix launches mobile asset tracker at CTIA

Steve Rogerson
September 13, 2016
At last week’s CTIA Super Mobility in Las Vegas, South African company Mix Telematics, a provider of fleet and mobile asset management products, introduced a tracker for moveable assets.
Mix Tabs will provide users with a way to keep track of valuable assets including generators, light towers, storage tanks and pumps. This should allow for increased visibility of assets, resulting in improved asset use and reduced loss.
The product uses a secure company network that is formed by connecting tagged assets to vehicles equipped with Mix's on-board computers. A customer's fleet reports the last-known location along with a date and time stamp of the tagged assets as they pass by.
"These details are captured by our Mix Fleet Manager, which allows customers to view the whereabouts of assets as well as when the asset was last spotted,” said Catherine Lewis, executive vice president of technology at Mix Telematics. “In addition, Mix's reporting suite adds even further value, allowing reports to be generated from historic data to show when assets were moved from one location to another. This also helps ensure assets never go missing and are always allocated to the correct cost centre."
Users of Mix Tabs should have increased visibility of their assets and the necessary intelligence to ensure optimal use.
"Mix Tabs is an extremely innovative and cost-effective asset tracker,” said Lewis. “The self-powered beacons are wireless, easy to install and last for three years or more. As global leaders in the telematics industry, we have listened to our customers' needs and provided an industry first that gives them more control and oversight. This is an exciting new addition to Mix's broad product range, and we are looking forward to harnessing the power thereof to helping our customers become more efficient,"
Mix Telematics provides fleet and mobile asset management delivered as SaaS to more than 578,000 subscribers in over 120 countries. The company's products and services are aimed at enterprise fleets, small fleets and consumers. The company was founded in 1996 and has offices in South Africa, UK, USA, Uganda, Brazil, Australia and UAE as well as a network of more than 130 fleet partners worldwide. Its shares are publicly traded on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange.