Latest generation GT1 and GT0 enable the industrial Internet of Things (IoT)
DALLAS, May 4, 2016 — Geoforce (www.geoforce.com), a world leader in providing global traceability solutions for field equipment, announced today the commercial availability of its next generation GTx family of satellite-based, battery-powered GPS equipment tracking devices.
The GTx family currently includes:
- The GT1 Global Asset Tracker – a ruggedized, intrinsically safe tracking device with industry best IECEX/ATEX Zone 0 certification, which allows it to operate safely for extended periods in explosive and other extreme environments;
- The GT0 Compact Asset Tracker – the world’s smallest industrial grade GPS tracker.
Both devices, which operate with Geoforce’s Track and Trace web-based software and mobile application, can be purchased at the Geoforce Direct online store, or by contacting a Geoforce representative.
“With the launch of our GT1 and GT0 products in 2013, Geoforce created the market for highly ruggedized, intrinsically safe tracking devices,” said James S. MacLean III, President & CEO of Geoforce. “Over the last three years, we’ve deployed nearly 50,000 of the previous generation devices in over 70 countries. That experience led us to numerous advancements which have resulted in the new GTx family being the most rugged, reliable, and intelligent devices on the market.”
The next generation GTx devices were subjected to intense quality assurance and reliability testing. “Through our rigorous global testing program, this new line has proven its durability, water-resistance and long battery life even before becoming commercially available,” said Gary Naden, CTO of Geoforce.
Significant improvements in embedded power management have maximized battery life even in the harshest environments. Embedded batteries eliminate the hassle of field replacement and create a “set-and-forget” customer experience with no maintenance for up to six years, depending on usage profile and operating environment. The devices also support Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE 4) interface to enable third party sensors and interaction with mobile devices.
Combining a cloud-based software platform with rugged GPS devices and global satellite and cellular networks, Geoforce’s Track and Trace solutions bring control to often chaotic field operations. The company operates the world’s largest network of connected field equipment within the oil & gas industry, and its asset tracking solutions are used in many other industries, including agriculture, construction, and transportation.