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SkyBitz introduces new solar-powered GPS asset-tracking solution


Monday, October 31, 2016
by The Trucker News Services

A SkyBitz official said the new asset-tracking solution delivers the visibility required to optimize operations within transportation, intermodal shipments, and other markets that rely on mobile assets. (Courtesy: SKYBITZ)
A SkyBitz official said the new asset-tracking solution delivers the visibility required to optimize operations within transportation, intermodal shipments, and other markets that rely on mobile assets. (Courtesy: SKYBITZ)

 

HERNDON, Va. — SkyBitz has announced the Falcon GXT5000, a new solar-powered global positioning satellite (GPS) asset-tracking solution.

The SkyBitz Falcon GXT5000 is the next generation of the company’s industry-leading machine-to-machine (M2M) asset tracking solutions on 3G/4G cellular networks.

The solution delivers the visibility required to optimize operations within transportation, intermodal shipments, and other markets that rely on mobile assets, according to Henry Popplewell, SkyBitz president.

Popplewell said a key benefit of the Falcon GXT5000 is the longevity of service life it can provide through its solar-powered panels without replacing batteries.

“The Falcon GXT5000 is configurable over-the-air and provides on-demand reporting,” he said. “Using analytic dashboards and reports provided by SkyBitz, customers can improve on-time deliveries and reduce time wasted searching for available trailers/assets, thereby reducing driver frustration. The Falcon GXT5000 helps better serve SkyBitz customers with actionable information that helps them identify areas to cut costs and avoid capital expenditures through better utilization of existing assets.”

Additional features of the Falcon GXT5000 include:

  • A low-profile, self-contained, rugged design
  • Reliable power efficiency for extended service life
  • Reporting for 90-120 days without direct exposure to sunlight
  • Easy and flexible installation (less than 15 minutes on average to install)
  • Supports cargo status data via sensors, and
  • More intelligent and responsive self-diagnostics, allowing for over-the-air troubleshooting.

“We developed the Falcon GXT5000 to provide our customers with the ultimate long-lasting and hassle-free asset management solution,” Popplewell said. “The high demand from our customers tells us that we’ve accomplished those objectives with this product. KKW’s continued confidence in SkyBitz throughout our 12 year-relationship underscores our commitment to delivering reliable solutions that enable our customers to more effectively cut costs and increase their asset utilization for increased profitability.”

Popplewell said companies can start deploying SkyBitz’s asset management solutions across their fleets quickly without any upfront capital expense through the subscription-based enterprise solution, SkyBitz as a Service, for a faster return on investment.

For more information on the Falcon GXT5000, visit: www.skybitz.com/GXT5000.

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