In the end of 2016 we hit a new record – 1 000 000 units connected to Wialon. Once again we’d like to remind that this all-time milestone is backed up with hard work of our partners. Despite the obstacles on the extremely competitive market, you have managed to keep your businesses advanced with a lot of great projects successfully implemented. Time has come to recognize the partners who made the most significant contribution to Wialon promotion internationally in 2016.
The whole world from Siberia to Cameroon goes mobile. Gurtam follows the trend by constantly upgrading Wialon mobile app which has already resulted in 100 000+ installations. Moreover, Wialon becomes a basis or a data-source for numerous third-party applications.
Gurtam partner CamTrack from Cameroon tries new ways to deliver telematic services with Wialon-based Track As You Go application available in Google Play. With a view to extend the range of services, our partner makes another value proposition of mobile tracking by offering both real-time control and flexible billing system in one app.
The value of public transport for any state can hardly be overestimated. Constant route network monitoring, traffic flow tracking and routes update to assure high-level transportation service – these are priority measures for public transportation improvement. The sphere of public transportation demands precise control of transport performance and its specific parameters which are often not provided by the functionality of an average fleet management system. What’s more, a range of parameters to control is defined by local regulations and requirements.
Several years ago our partner from Kazakhstan – KazIntersoft – came up with public transport management and reporting system, developed on the basis of Wialon SDK.
The Internet of Things has sufficiently shifted the nature of connected devices, creating the dominant niche for low-power wide area network (LPWAN) technologies. These solutions are ideal for devices that need to send smaller amounts of data over long ranges, with particular constraints around power consumption – and at comparatively lower costs.
Given the immediate need for LPWAN in IoT deployments, Sigfox is one of the biggest names in the game. With over 7 million devices registered in its network and a footmark on all geographies, the provider is rapidly boosting its global network delivering energy-efficient connectivity for a multitude of connected devices. After France, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, Ireland is the sixth European country to complete full SIGFOX network coverage. Sigfox is now spreading fast to New Zealand and Australia enabling these geographies by 25 and 80% respectively with its connectivity.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 6 in 10 people with dementia will wander. The disorientation, caused by the disease, makes even familiar surroundings become unfamiliar, causing people to wander and get into dangerous situations that can lead to serious injury or death. Searching for people suffering from dementia or other conditions affecting their cognitive abilities is especially challenging. Unlike with a missing child, they often don’t comprehend that they are lost and won’t ask for help or respond to someone calling their name. They also sometimes take shelter in out-of-the-way places and, in tragic cases, are found dead just meters from their homes.
There are many methods and services one can use to keep the loved ones with Alzheimer safe, but tracking technology is becoming an increasingly popular option for caregivers. And we’re extremely glad our partner GPSER from Sweden is involved in such important projects.
Although Wialon is known as one of the best fleet management solutions, the scope of its application is much broader. With the functionality to monitor 300+ parameters, the system is capable to control any asset, be it moving or stationary, and extended hardware options allow to manage even the most sophisticated machinery.
Country by country Wialon conquers the world with one simple approach: whenever there’s a problem there must be a solution. Customized solutions for the UAE region and flexible system configuration allow our partners to afford almost any large scale project, be it commercial or governmental.
By actively promoting Wialon in the region Creation Heavy Equipment Trading, a reliable Gurtam partner in the UAE, won a contract to implement a project for the Government of Ras al-Khaimah bringing together what Wialon does best – real-time tracking and fuel control.
Machine utilization (i.e. the effectiveness of machinery usage) is an important concept because if vehicles and machinery are not being used correctly and efficiently, operating costs are higher than they should be. Situations regularly occur when drivers leave machinery engines running without the machinery actually working (idling). Machinery is often operated without consideration of its efficient usage (excessive time taken to warm up engine, needless stop/starting, etc.) Also, machinery is repeatedly left standing at one workplace with little or no performance though it could be more effectively used somewhere else.
We had hardly taken a breath after GITEX 2016 and Gurtam partners meeting in Dubai when another industry event came into our view. Considering ever increasing Gurtam presence in the MEA region and the participation of our partner – Creation Heavy Equipment Trading – as an exhibitor, we can not but visit NATRANS EXPO 2016 started October 25th.
Keeping your tires properly inflated and aligned saves fuel by reducing the amount of drag your engine must overcome. To detect under-inflated tires, you can use a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) in your vehicle which informs a driver of any deviations in tire pressure. Yet the information on tire pressure is also vital for dispatchers, fleet owners, security department managers, etc.
To solve the issue, our partner KazInterSoft released an application Tire Pressure which allows for remote tire pressure control.