Tracking, Monitoring and Communications for Logistics
In addition to continuous tracking and communications, Ground Control also support data transmission from various fleet sensors. By processing data related to location, motion, temperature, speed, and fuel consumption, logistics companies can plot the most fuel-efficient and safe routes and even provide better customer service – more accurate delivery updates. As connectivity is a critical element of this process, the reliability, ruggedness and interoperability of the devices used is key.
Ground Control’s devices collect your sensor data, and transmit it back to your base of operations via cellular or satellite connectivity. Meaning your solution boasts ubiquitous coverage, while ensuring data is received at the lowest cost for transmission.
Meet the RockFLEET
The RockFLEET Tracker, is designed for permanent installation on assets such as vehicles and yachts, and has an optional LTE Narrowband unit. This allows the use of terrestrial mobile phone networks when possible, automatically switching to the global Iridium satellite network when these are unavailable, for a truly cost-effective solution.
With an optional 5 switch inputs, it’s easy to capture sensor data, enabling vehicle management systems and cargo integrity.
Benefits of Iridium Short Burst Data Service
Truly Global Coverage + Low Latency
Iridium has 66 satellites in orbit around the Earth, allowing coverage anywhere on Earth 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. No other satellite network has truly global coverage. Messages sent via Iridium take just seconds to reach you, via e-mail or directly to your web-service.
Customised Airtime Service Plans
Satellite airtime is more expensive than cellular - most of the time! But we make it affordable. We have great prices and we’re able to tailor all of our airtime plans to our customers' requirements, so you only pay for the data you use.
Regular Usage Reviews to Manage Costs
Once you're with Ground Control, we'll proactively review your usage to make sure that you remain on the right plan for your requirements. This helps to ensure that you don't end up paying expensive overage costs for going out-of-plan.
Manage GPS device data with Cloudloop
The Cloudloop platform puts you in control of your devices and data.
Our devices, including the RockFLEET, send data direct to Cloudloop, where you can access all features, visualise the data on a map, send/receive messages, and export data to Excel. With well documented and easy to use APIs, partners and customers also have the option to integrate directly into their eco system. Meaning other services such as maps and weather patterns can be layered over the data supplied, for an enriched view of fleet operations.
With Cloudloop, users can also manage subscriptions and organise data pooling, ultimately putting cost control in your hands.
- Remote activation/deactivation of devices
- Set limits to automatically suspend devices
- Create custom alerts for usage & expenditure
- View usage and billing data in real-time
“We wanted to offer our customers a choice of hardware for their tracking and communication needs, and chose to integrate with Ground Control because of their justified reputation for reliability, and the ease of integration with our software.”
Kylan Diprose, Director
Satellite-Enabled Tracking Devices
The RockAIR benefits from the same global tracking and communication capabilities as the RockFLEET but has been designed as a carry on / carry off device. Vital handheld safety device, the RockSTAR has an astonishingly long battery life, giving peace of mind to drivers and fleet managers, irrespective of location.
Vehicle Tracking Articles & Case Studies
May 13, 2022
Six Ways Asset Tracking Can Help Reduce Costs and Wastage in the Supply Chain
From cargo theft to compromised shipment integrity, route optimisation to driver safety, there are increasing challenges – and opportunities – throughout the supply chain. Here’s how Asset Tracking can help.
February 20, 2015
ActivitySense – How it Works
Our RockSTAR and RockFLEET devices are used throughout the world, tracking all sorts of things – people, vehicles, machines, animals.
December 15, 2014
GSM Module Adds Least-Cost Data Routing
A new GSM module developed for the recently launched RockFLEET vessel tracking system introduces least cost routing functionality via terrestrial networks, giving users the opportunity to transmit position data via Iridium globally and switch to terrestrial networks when in range.
July 18, 2022
Effortless cloud-based fleet tracking with v2track
When you combine the tracking and communication capabilities of the RockAIR, RockSTAR and RockFLEET devices with V2Track’s innovative and constantly improved software solution, you have an end-to-end solution for fleet tracking, anywhere in the world.
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