Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Trimble asset tracker integrates with fleet manager

Steve Rogerson
November 3, 2015
California-based Trimble has launched a flexible asset tracking system that provides visibility into the location and use of portable assets from a convenient portal. An enhancement to its fleet management portfolio, Trimble Asset Tracking enables field service organisations operating high-value portable assets, such as generators, pumps or trailers that are towed behind a service vehicle, to manage asset performance and costs to increase efficiencies and improve operations.
"We recognise the importance for businesses to have the visibility to not only manage their vehicles but also their portable assets," said John Cameron, general manager of Trimble's field service management division. "Asset tracking is becoming an increasingly valuable tool for those that rent, lease or own portable assets that are critical to their field service operation. Having real-time information into the location and utilisation of portable assets can enable businesses to determine how best they should be deployed in order to optimise productivity and their return-on-investment."
The system provides a map view of the location and status of the towed, powered and non-powered assets. It integrates with Trimble Fleet Management to view vehicles alongside the assets within one interface. High-level utilisation reports are provided for an individual or group of assets from across multiple locations.
Features include rugged hardware with simple installation, long-life battery that can send location alerts for up to three months on a single charge, and real-time alerts if a unit changes location, has been disconnected and wakes on motion for instant location reporting.
Trimble Asset Tracking enables businesses in industries from construction to utilities to streamline their workflow in the field by ensuring that assets are in the right place and can be found instantly when needed, enabling them to increase the value of their expensive equipment. When deployed with Trimble Fleet Management, businesses can benefit from a single portal to view their entire field operation, knowing where each vehicle and asset is in real time at the touch of a button.