Smaller than deck of playing cards, new Encore asset tracker designed to cover from thieves

Passtime Encore asset monitoring machine with iPhone

PasstimeHD has unveiled its new asset monitoring machine, the Encore GPS tag, which is self-powered and requires no wiring.

It’s additionally 25 p.c smaller than a deck of playing cards and may be positioned on development tools attachments, reminiscent of buckets, forks and hydraulic hammers, in addition to on trailers, containers and enormous instruments. It additionally works on powered property, reminiscent of development tools, mills, mild towers, work autos and vehicles.

The corporate says the tag runs on a lithium battery with five-plus years of life and makes use of GPS for asset monitoring at a price of about 15 cents a day.

Pushing a button prompts the tracker. Versatile energy modes may be managed remotely. It can be simply hidden on the asset so thieves gained’t disable it, the corporate says. That would additionally result in a discount in insurance coverage prices, based on Passtime. “In lots of circumstances, the premium discount alone pays for Encore fully,” says vp of gross sales Rick Stacy.

Stacy says the corporate is concentrating on the Encore to development and panorama contractors, rental corporations, tools finance corporations, authorities fleets, tools sellers, and tools and attachment OEMs. The machine may be built-in into present working techniques, he says.

Encore hardware has a one-time value of $99 and annual knowledge prices of $35 per 12 months, based on the corporate. The corporate additionally presents varied hardware and knowledge packages at varied prices.