Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Polte integrates location technology into Fleetilla asset tracking

Steve Rogerson
April 16, 2019
 
Texas-based Polte's location technology has been integrated into Fleetilla's asset tracking and freight visibility offerings.
 
Michigan firm Fleetilla has close to a 20-year history of developing and deploying long-life, battery powered asset management products that work in challenging environments around the world. Its FL950 series hardware, along with its cloud-based asset management application and APIs, can be a compelling way to manage semi-trailers, rail wagons, land-based inter-modal containers, rental equipment and other assets.
 
With the addition of Polte's location technology, which handles indoor and outdoor tracking, Fleetilla will be positioned to offer seamless freight and equipment visibility across the supply chain.
 
Polte's cloud location over cellular (C-LoC) technology leverages available 4G and 5G signals and cloud-based machine learning to enable accurate location indoors and outdoors. Polte's patented algorithms offload location calculations from the device and compute them in the cloud instead, reducing time to market.
 
"Location is the foundation for all of the supply chain visibility and digital freight revolution that we are witnessing today,” said Fleetilla CEO Pradeep Kumar. “To connect the dots seamlessly, equipment and freight need to be tracked on the road, as well as at the factory and the warehouse. Polte's breakthrough location technologies, coupled with Fleetilla's nearly two decades expertise in design and deployment of long-life, wide area outdoor location solutions, will allow us to now offer seamless end-to-end supply chain and equipment visibility indoors and outdoors."
 
Headquartered in Dallas, Polte's cloud-based platform powers IoT devices with real-time location determination as they move between indoor and outdoor environments.
 
"We are excited to collaborate with Fleetilla to bring visibility to their customer's assets not previously possible,” said Polte CEO Ed Chao. “Our software-only solution enables Fleetilla to rapidly get to market since it does not require changes to existing hardware designs. In addition to accurate indoor and outdoor positioning, this collaboration brings an added level of value to their customers through improved battery life and added security. Polte's solution brings additional functionality to their already impressive line-up of fleet tracking devices."
 
Fleetilla is exhibiting at this week National Private Truck Council Conference in Cincinnati.