DETROIT, Mich. — A handheld device that’s part of GE Fleet Service’s VeriWise asset tracking system has won an award from the telematics industry.
The company says its handheld diagnostic tool speeds installation of GE’s dual satellite-based system which monitors assets such as trailers. It was recently voted "Best Telematics Portable/Handheld Product" by a leading telematics group.
“Our customers told us they wanted to gain the benefits of VeriWise technology as quickly as possible after a deal is signed,” explained Thomas Konditi, general manager of the Asset Intelligence business of GE Equipment Services. “This handheld device has software that ties into the same dual-satellite transceiver on the asset itself, to calibrate the new system with the network. It enables accurate installations to occur around the clock, anywhere in the field a real benefit for customers with highly mobile assets.”
GE’s VeriWise system can be mounted inside trailers to track cargo status, location and whether the trailer door has been opened. Previously, an installer had to call a customer service representative during business hours to test the product before it could be rolled out through the fleet. This occasionally resulted in mistakes or delays while implementing the system.
The new handheld tool (which weighs 14 ounces) removes guesswork by field technicians, GE officials say.
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