Combining Kerlink’s Wirnet iFemtoCell LoRaWAN indoor gateway and Wirnet iStation outdoor LoRaWAN gateway with SmartMakers' LoRaWAN-based GPS trackers and thingsHub Platform, IoT Asset Tracking continuously monitors the location, condition, and status of assets like load carriers, shipments, containers, tools and equipment. The solutions work indoor, outdoor, and in transit, say the companies, enabling a great variety of application areas.
In addition to generating real-time information, in large industrial facilities IoT Asset Tracking also wirelessly provides energy data from equipment and pump and motor states, and monitors condition values and levels. In these customized LoRaWAN networks, say the companies, battery powered IoT sensors transmit these values for several years over long distances and deep inside buildings, freeing company personnel from time-consuming status checks, and allowing automated processes which previously were impossible.
Security and scalability of the LoRaWAN technology are provided by Kerlink’s Wanesy Management Center , a carrier-grade LoRaWAN Network Server and network management layer that ensures reliable implementation and operation of private IoT networks with fewer gateways, as well as nationwide rollouts with hundreds of gateways. Business processes and entire supply chains can be improved, say the companies, by fast applicable IoT solution implementation and the thingsHub IoT Asset Tracking, which allows scaling up from a local site to a global rollout.
The system is offered as being able to eliminate costs of manual inventory checking or barcode scanning and reduce delays in work processes due to missing parts or equipment by up to 80%. It also is claimed to enable companies to increase utilization of logistical assets and equipment by up to 30%.
"Kerlink gateways and Wanesy Management Center provide a secure and future-proof solution to develop smart applications, such as IoT Asset Tracking,” says Kerlink Account Manager, Etienne Ghidossi. "Our partnership with SmartMakers offers businesses of all sizes a state-of-the-art solution that boosts operational efficiency, improves customer service and accelerates their return on investment."