If You Can’t Afford to Lose Your Assets, You Can’t Afford to Ignore Hybrid Asset Tracking

 

Imagine that your ISO container housing high-value cargo is preparing to move from a dock where cellular coverage is strong to a remote location where that connectivity may be lost. Can you afford to lose visibility of this cargo’s location? For an hour? For a day? For a week? Of course, we all know the answer already: losing visibility into critical assets can mean losing even more: money, time, productivity, safety, sanity…

Our ISO container example is just one scenario where advanced asset tracking can make all the difference between on-time delivery and a logistical nightmare. This same scenario could play out in a variety of businesses and industries, from oil & gas to rail to construction to fleet vehicles and more.

 

What are the benefits of advanced solar asset tracking?

Advanced asset tracking offering hybrid coverage options and harnessing solar power can deliver a whole new level of visibility into the location, health, safety, and performance of your assets.

When it comes to tracking all types of non-powered assets and powered equipment, advanced solar trackers provide more versatile capabilities than any other devices currently available. Features such as solar power harvesting and built-in backup battery power help this type of device last up to 10 years without replacement. This not only extends the device’s operational service life, but it also reduces the potentially sizable cost associated with personnel replacing batteries or devices in the field. And who can afford that much lost time and lost productivity?

 

Who is using advanced and hybrid asset tracking?

Hybrid devices also equipped with solar + battery backup power are one of the advanced asset tracking technologies expected to help drive significant growth in the GPS tracking market. This growth will be driven by rugged operators who want to grab onto new technologies and opportunities that can provide new levels of visibility and insight into their assets and operations.

According to Allied Market Research, hybrid asset tracking technology should play a key role in growing the global market for GPS tracking devices, with the market for hybrid asset trackers expected to grow to a forecasted $4.9 billion by 2028.

What this trend shows us is that operators all over the world are exploring innovative ways to prevent and avoid loss – whether that’s physical assets, productivity, safety, revenue, or any other measure that matters to their business.

 

Are advanced hybrid asset tracking devices available now?

When we talk about advanced asset tracking, it may be tempting to believe that some of the capabilities are still somewhere on the horizon and not real opportunities today. When it comes to solar-powered asset tracking that offers a solar + backup battery solution, both the tracking hardware and reporting software are both available right now.

Geoforce’s solar-powered GT2h hybrid tracking device offers seamlessly optimized coverage across both cellular and satellite so you can track any asset, anywhere it goes. With unmatched ruggedness and durability, easy installation and long service life, plus operate-anywhere visibility through Track and Trace, the GT2h is raising the bar for advanced asset tracking, giving tough operators a new way to ensure nothing is lost.

So, if your operations depend on any time, anywhere asset visibility and you know firsthand how critical each asset is to your business, you may be asking yourself if it’s worth making a move to a more advanced approach to monitoring your assets. But the real question is: Can you afford not to?