What is IoT asset tracking?
IoT asset tracking combines sensing and positioning technologies, cellular and short range wireless communication, and the cloud to offer businesses a reliable way to keep tabs on their moving assets throughout their entire lifecycle. From the shipments of raw materials used in manufacturing all the way to finished products deployed anywhere on the globe.
What about livestock, pets, and wild animals? Use IoT asset trackers to keep tabs on them too!
Benefits of IoT asset tracking
Gain real-time visibility on the location of tracked assets at rest and in transit
IoT asset tracking systems and real-time location systems (RTLS) use a range of technologies to reliably locate moving assets and securely present the data on the cloud, offering businesses maximum transparency and peace of mind.
Tailor solutions to the specific needs of your IoT tracking use case with the right combination of positioning hardware and location services, whether it’s low power, minimal size, or maximum accuracy.
Increase quality through continuous data collection and monitoring of high-value, perishable, and sensitive goods
Leverage IoT asset monitoring to ensure that perishables and sensitive goods reach their destination undamaged and unspoiled.
Reliably transfer data to the cloud with minimal overhead – even on a tight power budget – with communication services tailored to the needs of the IoT based on a reliable, robust, and secure messaging protocol like MQTT.
Improve inventory planning for time-sensitive logistics
Reduce uncertainty in inventory management with IoT asset tracking to reliably meet service level agreements for time-sensitive logistics and keep customers smiling.
Detect theft, tampering, and operational inefficiencies to optimize supply chain flow
Adopt IoT asset monitoring solutions to nip disruptions to the supply chain in the bud and keep the assets flowing smoothly. Catch and address systemic issues when and where they arise to increase the efficiency throughout the logistics network.
Automate supply chain processes including loading/unloading and custom clearance
Take advantage of secure cloud connectivity to automate supply chain processes, saving time, money, and personnel requirements.
Lean on security services designed for the IoT to verify the authenticity of processed assets and keep malicious actors at bay.
Industrial asset tracking solutions
When it comes to IoT asset tracking solutions, there is no silver bullet. With applications covering a vast array of use cases, each subject to diverse technological and operational requirements, solutions need to optimally balance competing constraints in terms of
- security, etc.
Click on the links below to explore four application areas, their specific needs, and the hardware required to implement solutions.