Fastrax signs US$5m deal with GE Equipment Services Europe

Fastrax signs US$5m deal with GE Equipment Services Europe

The value of the first phase of the project is US$5 million.

Deliveries have already begun, and all units will be shipped within a year. Demand for the following year is expected to grow fast.

Fastrax has worked with GE Equipment Services since 2007 to develop a unique tracking solution for their equipment services business. Having previously used off-the-shelf solutions, GE Equipment Services decided to partner with Fastrax to develop a custom-made solution that will meet customers' specific needs.

GE Equipment Services required a tracking device with more than five years of technical life. The device had to be quick and easy to install and work without cabled sensors. In addition, the device needed to support multiple asset management applications and provide connectivity to third party systems – including Electronic Braking System (EBS), reefer engines and On Board Diagnostics (OBS).

The result of the first joint project, the tracking device DG100, uses a wireless sensor network for flexible monitoring of trailers. DG100 offers considerably longer technical life through the use of a custom-made battery and extreme environmental testing. It provides better application flexibility and is more cost effective than off-the-shelf solutions.

The new tracking concept DG100 is based on Fastrax Track&Trace Platform and the uTrace03 module with GPS and GPRS capabilities. DG100 includes additional HW expansion for local 2.4GHz wireless network, CAN bus, 3D accelerometer and support for several different power sources. All software in the tracking devices is over-the-air upgradeable via GPRS connection.

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