Tracking International: Pushing the Frontiers of Traceability

September 24, 2020

Whether wagons, containers, semi-trailers or other material handling equipment, tracking value-added mobile assets remains a pain point for the logistics and supply chain departments of many companies,

Whether wagons, containers, semi-trailers or other material handling equipment, tracking value-added mobile assets remains a pain point for the logistics and supply chain departments of many companies , especially since logistics chains know no borders. An international tracking tool is therefore necessary.  

Traditional tracking solutions operating internationally require satellite or cellular sensors. The problem: these options are both expensive to purchase and energy intensive.

These two thorny issues of container tracking, sensor autonomy and cost, have been resolved with IoT technology, and LP-WAN networks such as Sigfox and LoRa in particular.

The advent of these long-range, low-frequency networks has thus opened the way to a new generation of IoT sensors, of which our Everytrack sensor (link to data sheet) is a part.  

To solve a logistics problem, today's customer is faced with a plethora of solutions, each using a different technology.

And you know it: choosing is giving up. Each solution has its advantages and disadvantages, but in too many situations these disadvantages hinder the resolution of the use case in its entirety.

It is in this context that the release of our new sensor: Omnitrack.

The supply chain knows no borders: it is global. Based on this observation, Everysens has evolved its solution to offer you end-to-end visibility, whatever the means of transport and whatever the scope of the industrial flow. Omnitrack joins our sensor catalogue, alongside Everytrack and the 8 third party sensors already integrated in the Everysens solution.

If you are a manufacturer or freight forwarder operating trailer, wagon or container flows in Europe and North Africa for example, the Omnitrack sensor will enable you to monitor and optimise your international transport plans on a single platform.  

World premiere: a multi-technology IoT sensor

The first breakthrough innovation of this new sensor lies in its multi-technology operation. Omnitrack combines the Sigfox network, GPRS, LTE-M and NB-IoT networks. This hybrid sensor is equipped with an intelligence that allows it to automatically choose the most economical technology among those available at its location.

The result: worldwide visibility on all your flows.

The combination of these technologies thus removes the geographical constraint, while allowing for lower consumption. Omnitrack ensures the traceability of your assets for 6 to 10 years, with no additional maintenance.

That's not all: the sensor is designed to be scalable. It has the ability to update itself remotely, even after installation(read more about the Firmware Over the Air update technology). This allows you to take advantage of the sensor's new features, even during the course of your contract.  

Combined with our logistics visibility software solution, the tracking of your assets no longer knows any boundaries.