Ctrack, an Inseego company, has extended its trailer tracking capabilities with the launch of a battery-powered telematics device that uses long-life power management technology to operate for up to seven years. The telematics unit provides a simple asset management solution that will enable road transport operators to enhance security and better utilise their trailer fleet.

The long-life battery unit is designed for reliable, multi-year deployments. To maximise battery life, the unit sends a single location a day, so operators managing a large number of trailers can keep track of their assets and have peace of mind that everything is where it should be. It can be used as a standalone solution or integrated with real-time vehicle tracking, so all HGVs, trailers and other commercial vehicles can be monitored through the same telematics system.

The rugged enclosure has an IP67 rating, making it both dust-and water-proof, so it can handle all but the harshest conditions. The use of internal antennas combined with the compact nature of the specially-developed casing makes it easy to conceal and mountable virtually anywhere, while the choice of fittings – including screw and magnet options – offers flexible and straightforward self-installation.

“We have launched the battery-powered telematics unit following strong demand from our customers for a simple trailer tracking solution that would give them added visibility and control over their assets,” explained Steve Thomas, Managing Director of Ctrack. “They needed something that could be integrated with their real-time telematics system for their vehicles, so they could have complete transparency through a single user interface.”

This latest device will complement Ctrack’s existing trailer solution. This telematics unit is a rechargeable battery-powered device, which offers real-time tracking for those road transport operators that require live monitoring of their assets. It is connected usually via the Daytime Running Lights or the EBS system, so is recharged when the trailer is attached to a tractor unit.