ATrack asset tracker uses Cat M1 and NB-IoT

  • November 28, 2022
  • Steve Rogerson

Taiwanese telematics company ATrack Technology has launched a long-standby asset tracker that meets IP67 and IP69K waterproof and dustproof specifications.

With its power-saving technology, the AS500 can be used continuously on a daily basis, operating independently for up to ten years, thus enabling management of high-value unpowered assets such as containers and heavy machinery to achieve round-the-clock cloud management.

It is equipped with 4G LTE Cat M1 and NB-IoT communications, combined with GPS and Glonass technologies for real-time positioning, plus built-in wifi and Bluetooth Beacon technology. It can accurately carry out indoor positioning and solve the problem of poor GNSS positioning reception.

In addition, with the internal battery power supply and power-saving design, the AS500 can operate for up to ten years without replacing the battery. Furthermore, it satisfies IP67 and IP69K-rated protection, which not only prevents dust intrusion but also withstands the impact of high-temperature and high-pressure water washdown and spray.

With a temperature range operation from -40 to +80˚C, it can operate stably in severe extreme environments.

In addition to real-time position tracking, the unit can be used in various ways with software capabilities and accessories, such as motion detection. The built-in acceleration sensor can determine whether the monitored object is moving or calculate the work hours of machinery.

A geofence can be set to ensure the containment of monitored assets. It can also establish operation within a normal range, and is compatible with an abnormality alarm that detects assets going out of the work area or being stolen.

In addition, the AS500 can be equipped with sensors, such as a door opening detection magnet to monitor whether the container door is opened at an inappropriate time or place. It can also be equipped with a tamper detection magnet, which will automatically send an alarm when the device is improperly removed. Furthermore, it can pair with wireless temperature and humidity sensors to measure temperature and humidity inside a container throughout all logistical journeys, sending real-time notifications with any abnormal data to the operators.

“The demand for goods has increased in the past two years,” said Lawrence Chao, deputy general manager of ATrack Technology. “We have seen that customers face difficulties in managing a large number of assets. We aspire to launch products that can be quickly introduced into cloud asset management systems to help customers solve operational problems. The AS500’s long-standby asset tracker can help users effectively manage important assets scattered around the world through a unified platform. With a powerful design, perfect for monitoring all kinds of high-value unpowered assets, the AS500 is top choice technology.”