Ctrack launches plant and equipment tracking solution

Ctrack, the vehicle tracking and fleet management specialist, has launched an advanced solution for the monitoring of plant and equipment. It will enable operators to remotely access real-time visibility of all assets and take advantage of a specially developed hardware backed with a suite of reports to enhance management control, pro-active maintenance scheduling, billing and security.

The solution utilises Ctrack Wireless, a rechargeable battery-powered tracking system that possesses long-life power management technology to ensure low consumption and an extended battery life of up to three years. In particular, the tracking unit has an innovative transport mode, which automatically identifies when plant or equipment is in transit to prevent the capture of unnecessary data.

Plant and equipment is typically serviced by the hours of operation, with the warranty conditional on regular servicing at recommended intervals, so maintenance forecasting and scheduling can be both time consuming and costly. With this in mind, the Ctrack solution has been designed to capture accurate usage data and generate alerts to enable companies to automate and streamline this process. This information can also be used to measure exact usage to support highly accurate billing or allocation to cost centres as well as identify any unexpected or unauthorised usage.

The tracking solution also incorporates anti-theft and-tamper functionality to detect and report any potential risks. This includes the ability to identify any attempts to interfere with the battery or jam the GPS or GSM signals, whilst an in-built motion detector and configurable geo-zones will notify of any unauthorised movements outside of approved areas.

John Wisdom, Managing Director of Ctrack commented: “Having complete visibility and control of assets when they are remotely based is a major challenge for plant and equipment hire companies as well as companies operating plant machinery, so our solution is designed to address these issues to help them save time and money. Accessing critical data provides both operational insight and business intelligence that will ultimately help boost performance, productivity and profitability of an organisation.”