According to industry analysts, there are 38 billion devices equipped with tracking capabilities. With the growing proliferation of sensors, GPS units, and cellular modems, the M2M market will significantly contribute to that number as both businesses and consumers seek to track the location and health of nearly everything — from shipments to vehicles to people and more.
Asset tracking solutions require varying hardware and communication methods and features based on cost, physical size, environmental conditions, geographical location, and more. By partnering with the industry’s top edge device manufacturers and carriers, Axeda provides systems integrators and product manufacturers with the flexibility to choose and connect to any hardware using any communication method on any network.
Finally, to build these applications quickly, the M2M platform must support essential application services, such as Location-Based Services for visually displaying assets geographically and geofences for receiving alerts if equipment or shipments travel outside of a given region. Axeda's M2M application services and additional platform capabilities provide the foundation for remote asset management, GPS tracking and mapping, reporting, and M2M data integration.
With Axeda, you can quickly build asset tracking solutions to:
- Easily locate equipment
- Deploy fleets and field service teams efficiently
- Prevent and detect theft of equipment
- Maintain real-time inventory of assets by tracking location
- Optimize supply chain by tracking shipments from origin to ultimate destination