Troverlo, Actility, and its subsidiary Abeeway have collaborated to provide low-cost trackers that can be read by Abeeway LoRaWAN® trackers. Moreover, the Troverlo Host Powered Tag is now available on ThingPark Market, the leading IoT B2B marketplace, powered by Actility.
The integrated tag, powered by Troverlo, enables customers to gain more value from their Actility gateways and Abeeway tags by tracking assets that may not have been feasible to track due to cost limitations. As a result, this solution increases the scale and value of existing LoRaWAN systems by providing data from dozens of other tags nearby at a fraction of the price.
Troverlo tags use a standard Wi-Fi chip to send out a beacon, similar to a Wi-Fi access point, that can be picked up by any device looking for a Wi-Fi connection. This works seamlessly with Abeeway LoRaWAN trackers due to their built-in Wi-Fi sniffing capabilities.
The Abeeway tracker “sees” Troverlo tags and reports back their location and sensor data through the connected LoRaWAN gateway and ThinkParkX Location Engine. Troverlo tags only require a standard off-the-shelf Wi-Fi chip to be effective which means they can come in many form factors – from standalone battery-powered tags to embedded tags built into equipment/products.
In addition, these low-cost trackers from Troverlo are automatically tracked outside of LoRaWAN connectivity through the Troverlo Global Observation Network. This means that if a tracked asset leaves the LoRaWAN area, it will be tracked anywhere on the globe without any additional connectivity required.
Troverlo’s Global Observation Network consists of connected devices like cell phones, Wi-Fi access points, and telematic solutions. When compared to other connection methods, like LTE, Troverlo tags can be tracked for one-tenth the price, which removes the cost barrier for many tracking applications.
The Troverlo/Abeeway solution can be applied across any Actility implementation. Below are just a few of the many use cases this solution provides value:
Abeeway gives ranchers the ability to monitor their livestock to identify abnormal behavior or locations. However, with relatively low margins not all ranchers can afford to track each animal. Today, ranchers track groups of animals by placing an Abeeway tracker on one animal in the group to reduce costs while maintaining visibility into the group. With the addition of Troverlo tags, ranchers can now track each animal and use the existing Abeeway trackers to backhaul the data.
Logistics and Transportation
Abeeway gives logistics providers and their customers visibility into vehicle movement across the supply chain. With Troverlo tags, now every pallet or product being shipped can be tracked as it moves from the warehouse, to the truck, to the customer site. Troverlo low-cost trackers enable Abeeway fleet management to scale into more granular tracking of product movement.
The Actility and Troverlo partnership opens up tracking opportunities across many industries.
“The Troverlo partnership with Actility enables both companies to solve our customers’ problems with a stronger solution. For Troverlo, our tags now seamlessly integrate into LoRaWAN deployments which increases the value our customers see from additional tracking and sensor data.”said Cody Catalena, CEO of Troverlo.
“Abeeway multi-technology highly configurable and long-battery devices are a perfect match for Troverlo’s offering. Together we will address a large variety of IoT tracking use cases, allowing our customers to benefit from an efficient solution, easy and quick to deploy thanks to the prebuilt integration in between the hardware, the network software and the end application”said Nicolas Jordan, COO at Actility
Actility is a world leader in Low-Power Wide-Area Networks (LPWAN) industrial-grade connectivity solutions for the Internet of Things. Actility provides its ThingPark™ platform and network technology to deploy, operate and maintain public and private wireless IoT networks within a unified, scalable and versatile network infrastructure. The vast majority of nationwide LoRaWAN® network service providers (over 50) and hundreds of companies trust ThingPark™ all over the world. Through its subsidiary Abeeway, Actility also provides patented ultra-low power tracking solutions. ThingPark Market offers the largest selection of interoperable IoT gateways, devices, and applications to simplify and accelerate deployment of use cases.
Abeeway is the market leader in low-power indoor & outdoor fused geolocation and a provider of disruptive IoT tracking solutions worldwide. Abeeway offers the most energy-efficient, reliable, and flexible geolocation solutions using unique tracking devices and a smart Multi-technology location system optimized for long-range and low-power consumption leveraging LoRaWAN™ connectivity. Abeeway devices are available on ThingPark Market . Abeeway is a member of the LoRa Alliance™.