Trackunit expands Kin functionality

By Belinda Smart18 October 2021

Telematics and fleet management platform Trackunit has released an Asset Utilization function for its Bluetooth enabled Kin tag, for smaller, non-powered equipment.

The Asset Utilization function is designed to offer users increased visibility into how tagged equipment is being used, collecting movement data from assets in real time.

Trackunit said the new capability will provide the industry with more data points from an increased range of devices.

The company said the new release was part of its overall mission “to move construction machines, equipment, and tools, both large and small, into a new phase of monitoring and analysis that will assist right-sizing of fleets to improve productivity across the construction supply chain.”

Soeren Brogaard, CEO, Trackunit commented, “Construction continues to innovate and embrace technology on site and use the data generated to improve productivity.

“The launch of Asset Utilization for Kin is a big step to get more value out of your tools, equipment and attachments through a single, easy to use app, with all of your other equipment.”

Kin tags, launched in early 2021, use Trackunit’s global mesh network, and are designed to connect to the company’s Raw (TU600) installed network of devices via the Trackunit Manager and the Trackunit Go app.

Each connected tag links to the TU600 network installed on machines, around the globe, connecting the user and expanding the data available for business insights.

Trackunit indicated that further additions to Kin are likely in future.

“Kin will continue to provide a channel for new applications to be developed to meet the needs of customers, to reduce loss and increase productivity.”

In September Trackunit announced plans to acquire the Industrial IoT division of ZTR to create a single business with 1 million items of connected equipment.

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