Indoor or outdoor forklift tracking

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

Assured Telematics (ATI) has launched a forklift tracking, monitoring and maintenance solution, and a new integration with Hiab, a provider of smart and sustainable load handling solutions, for its Moffett truck-mounted forklifts.

ATI partnered with BeWhere and Geotab Inc. to provide forklift insights and a management solution for both indoor and outdoor tracking on electric and propane powered forklifts.

Fully integrated within the MyGeotab fleet management platform, the BeWhere Forklift telematics solution provides accurate tracking:

  • Indoor tracking using WiFI and BLE micro-location
  • Outdoor tracking using GPS GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo and QZSS

The BeWhere Forklift telematics platform accepts external power from 6 to 55 Volts, and has an internal battery which provides continuous tracking when external power is not available. The hardware measures 2.24 x 1.4 x 0.79 inches.

Assured Telematics has also become the first telematics provider to fully integrate Hiab’s HiConnect platform with the MyGeotab platform. For Moffetts, which contain the onboard HiConnect platform, Assured Telematics is able to push the rich data available from HiConnect into MyGeotab. Data includes continuous location tracking, driving time, driving distance and safety elements, such as safety belt usage and machine in use with the side door open. Additionally, the engine data outputs include operational elements like engine speed, load and torque data with throttle position and fuel consumption.

According to Frank Pellitta, president of Assured Telematics, “the combination of using a manufacturer’s OEM telematics system such as Hiab’s HiConnect, and third party hardware, such as the BeWhere Forklift Platform, to bring common data points into a platform, such as MyGeotab, is a huge step in supporting fleets that are already using tractor and trailer platforms from Geotab.”