Eseye and T42 partner on IoT asset tracking

  • July 10, 2023
  • Steve Rogerson

UK firms Eseye and T42 are combining the former’s IoT technology with the latter’s tracking and monitoring expertise to deliver end-to-end IoT asset tracking.

Eseye specialises in global IoT connectivity and T42 provides real-time tracking, analysis, monitoring and security IoT for the global container and freight market, as well as electric vehicles.

The partnership includes working with Zero Motorcycles, a manufacturer of electric motorcycles, to connect its tracking devices anywhere in the world while providing security features and operational data.

Through its Helios GPS devices, T42 has also been bringing innovation to the container shipping industry by providing shipping managers with data on location, temperature, humidity, impact and similar metrics to help streamline the supply chain and reduce operational costs.

T42 has ambitions to build IoT devices that can harvest sustainable energy to increase unit longevity, with Eseye applying the GSMA Release 17 standard to make this dream a reality.

Real-time access to these data is as important as accuracy, leading T42 to implement Eseye’s AnyNet+ eSIM, which allows devices to switch networks seamlessly and deliver near 100% connectivity uptime to any device. This provides high operational availability over cellular networks and scales quickly to support global deployments, extending T42’s capabilities and realising lasting value. It is especially valuable in North America, where Eseye allowed T42 to localise on Verizon as well as AT&T, saving on roaming charges. Because T42 deals with high-value cargo, it needs high availability and broad reaching coverage.

Eseye’s multi-IMSI eSIM capability provides T42 with access to more than 700 networks around the world. Devices instantly connect to the best and most available network with intelligent eUICC switching and connectivity, providing control for shipping managers.

Eseye’s seamless connectivity ensures T42 has consistent device uptime, enhancing fleet security and ensuring users have round-the-clock access to live data via Eseye’s Infinity IoT platform. By centralising visibility and control of all assets, Eseye helps drive return on investment across the supply chain.

Since working with Eseye, T42 has reported near-100% connectivity across its customer device estates. Eseye’s device-first approach allowed the partnership to scale rapidly from zero to over 2500 devices within the first 12 months.

“We picked Eseye because no one else can deliver connectivity to the same standard,” said Maxim Perry, vice president at T42. “Our devices require fast and reliable connectivity, often in logistics facilities or ports that lack consistent network coverage. Thanks to Eseye’s AnyNet Federation – the largest mobile network partner ecosystem – we can offer our customers almost 100% network availability and the AnyNet+ eSIM can switch immediately and fallback seamlessly to another network if connectivity happens to be interrupted. Since working with Eseye in 2018, we have never had any network downtime.”

Nick Earle, CEO of Eseye, added: “T42 is innovating across the supply chain, from data collection and processing to sustainability through energy harvesting for its devices. Our device-led expertise allowed us to extend T42’s capabilities significantly through ultra-high availability, delivering mission critical connectivity to devices around the world. Worldwide coverage and localisation were crucial for T42, both to comply with local legislation and to provide state-of-the-art services to its customers. We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality, most resilient global IoT connectivity and ensure device connectivity can be optimised whatever the future holds.”