Today, we see deployment of vehicle telematics penetrating deeper into various segments like trucking, taxis, tankers, buses, RMC equipment etc. As products mature with more and more features getting added both from hardware and software side; we also unearth unique segment specific challenges.
One such segment is the heavy machinery and infrastructure equipment monitoring segment.
Some of the unique challenges here are:
- Often the machines are very expensive and consequently machine downtime comes with a heavy price tag. So powering an external telematics box device with wires to dashboard power is deemed risky by owners.
- Very often machines are deployed in remote locations where GSM coverage is of a very poor quality with frequent outages and low signal strength.
- Beside location what is very important for the operator is to know machine run time – Number of hours of operation of the machine, with exact start and stop log.