Piccolo Hybrid – Dual Mode for Trailer Tracking
Packaged in an IP65 waterproof enclosure with a rechargeable lithium back up battery, the unit will automatically switch from real time vehicle tracking mode to asset tracking mode once external power is disconnected. For example, when the trailer is disconnected from the cabin, the unit will automatically switch to be powered by the backup battery and will enter “asset tracking mode”. In this mode, rather than sending GPS in the normal predetermined interval of 1-2 minutes, the unit will send GPS data in longer intervals.
When disconnected from power, a possible scenario could be that the unit will send data once a day when parked and will wake up automatically and send an alarm when vibration is detected, then switch to send data every XX minutes for as long as the vibration continues (asset is in motion or vibration is detected).
The unit will send notifications to the server when and where the external power is disconnected and switch to operate on internal backup battery. Also, the unit sends a notification to the server when and where the external power is reconnected. With every GPS message, the unit sends the battery level it currently operates on.
SOLUTION 2RFLink – The only active RFID tag in the world integrated with a GPS unit for advanced fleet management, asset tracking and monitoring functionalities.
RFLink is a cost effective solution to monitor the pickup and drop off location of assets such as waste dumpsters, trailers, containers, generators and others.
The solution includes a Piccolo Plus GPS unit installed on a truck. The Piccolo, in addition to its normal GPS Fleet Management functionalities, is also regularly communicating with small RFTags that are being placed on the assets being monitored.
When the truck gets within a range of up to 70 meters from the trailer, the RFTag will establish a wireless communication link with the Piccolo host. The Piccolo will then send to the server via cellular communication a “connect” message with the time and GPS location obtained from the Piccolo Plus and vice versa. When the asset is dropped off and the truck drives away, the RF tag is no longer within range, and the Piccolo will send a “disconnect” including a GPS location message to the server.
The RFTags optionally have two ON/OFF inputs for monitoring events such as door open or close.
As opposed to the Piccolo Hybrid the RFLink is not a real time tracking solution but a monitoring solution. On the server side by the push of a button, the dispatcher will know the location of every trailer, when it was picked up, when it was dropped off, and by which driver.
RFtag is a cost effective solution for monitoring assets