Dual-Mode Cellular-Satellite Connectivity
Unmatched Coverage and Service Life
Ubiquitous visibility is a critical part of operating a successful fleet. Cellular networks have come a long way in providing wider coverage, but unfortunately, gaps and unreliable connectivity persist. Communication gaps can lead to lost assets, inefficiencies, friction with drivers and customers, and even put the asset or cargo at risk, especially if your fleet operates in rural areas.
For fleets that rely on location and status data on their assets in order to run their business more efficiently and safely, a solution that reliably relays this actionable intelligence is critical. Asset tracking solutions with dual-mode communication provide greater reliability of connectivity.
Powerfleet solutions address the need for continuous coverage where there may be gaps in visibility due to rural spots, cross-border applications, network congestion, natural disasters, and extreme weather. Our solutions provide the ability to use cellular data as the primary communication mode and use satellite communication as a backup to guarantee the transmission of critical data and regulatory compliance.
Cellular coverage has made significant strides in the last decade. However, there are still areas where it is patchy such as rural and mountainous areas. Without continuous connectivity, fleet operations managers can’t react to issues in real-time.
Hurricanes, ice storms, tornadoes, and other extreme weather conditions can take down cellular networks and in some cases, it could take weeks to get them up and running again.
The movement of assets into densely populated areas causes spikes and bandwidth issues in cellular networks, resulting in delayed transmissions or outages, in contrast to traveling in and out of rural areas.
The relationship between shippers and carriers is growing more critical in the aftermath of COVID-19. Customers want improved transparency and reliable service. A dual-mode device ensures accurate reporting and timely notifications such as estimated arrival times, delays, load/unload status and dwell times.
Satellite technology ensures consistent coverage without having to worry about network upgrades or equipment replacements.
There are significant safety and security advantages, including the ability to protect cargo in high-risk areas and prevent cargo theft with both cellular and satellite reporting.
Today’s Fleet Operations Managers face increased pressure to maintain visibility over their fleet of mobile assets such as dry van trailers, containers, and chassis in order to improve utilization, increase security, and drive customer satisfaction. Explore our dual-mode communication solution to gain unmatched service life and critical event alerts.
Refrigerated trailer operations require accurate proof of temperature information to meet food and drug safety compliance and avoid costly spoilage claims. Powerfleet dual-mode communication solutions for reefers delivers continuous coverage to keep fleets connected. The system updates managers with out-of-range alert notifications, fuel level status, landmark arrival and departure, and accurate food safety compliance reporting. Additional information such as refrigeration unit engine hours and fault codes for effective preventative maintenance is available.
Unlike many competitors, we have an extensive track record of experience, a deep understanding of customer requirements, and we can help you scale from a few assets to large fleets while recommending best practices.