Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Pod M2M and Falcom partner on tracking technology

Steve Rogerson
September 5, 2018



German M2M-based asset tracking company Falcom and Pod M2M, a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) specialising in IoT data connectivity, plan to demonstrate flexible, modular telematics and tracking technology at this month’s IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hannover.
 
Visitors will experience how they can quickly and cost effectively create customised fleet tracking systems by combining Falcom’s tracking devices with Pod M2M’s global multi-network connectivity, covering more than 600 networks in 185 countries and including built-in network security and hierarchical billing software.
 
Demonstrations will include the Bolero 40 tracking device and Fox 3-3G-DR vehicle telematics device with untethered dead reckoning function and show how devices can be centrally managed in the field via Falcom’s IoT device management platform D2Sphere.
 
In addition, visitors will discover how to create subscription-based tracking products for their resellers and distributors, and manage and bill their customer base through Pod M2M’s centralised billing and management platform, Pod Billing.
 
“Every tracking application is different, and many off-the-shelf telematics lack the flexibility a customised and modular solution can provide,” said Holger Liebold, managing director of Falcom. “By combining tried and tested hardware, connectivity and software from Falcom and Pod M2M, users benefit from an infinite range of features and functionality and can design a solution that exactly fits their requirements, allowing them to optimise their fleet tracking business, save money, increase control and simplify their workflows.”
 
Visitors to the show can take part in a promotional offer. By visiting www.podm2m.com/meet-pod-iaa-2018 and selecting the “Fleet Promotion” option on the sign-up form, they will receive a promotional code that can be presented on the Falcom and Pod M2M stand to receive a $100 discount on a complete fleet management promotion kit including the Fox 3-3G-DR vehicle telematics device with 10Mbyte of data for three months and a 90-day trial of the D2Sphere device management platform.
 
For a tracking cars, light duty and commercial vehicles, powered trailers, construction equipment, and powered assets, visitors should select the “Tracking Promotion” option on the same form and they will receive 10Mbyte of data for six months for a minimum order of 100pcs of Bolero 41 or 45 before the end of the year.
 
Falcom specialises in development, manufacturing and distribution of equipment for vehicle telemetry, mobile communications and data transmission on technologies such as 2G, 3G, 4G, GPS, GNSS, RFID, WLAN and Bluetooth Low Energy. The firm’s devices are used in fleet management, security applications, monitoring of valuable equipment, sharing business, logistics or data logging, and asset management.
 
Pod M2M provides IoT connectivity, billing and security in one platform. As part of Pod Group, it focuses on helping IoT companies implement secure, scalable applications and bill recurring services.
 
The 67th IAA Commercial Vehicles show runs from September 20 to 27 in Hannover, Germany.