Appareo’s considerable experience in GPS positioning and inertial sensing was leveraged to create a product with effective power management, but still high-performance positioning and motion-sensing capabilities. These confluence of capabilities, and focus on creating a truly long lasting and rugged asset tracking product, make Appareo’s cellular asset trackers a spectacular offering for the harsh demands of off-highway equipment.
The Appareo Asset Tracker, model AT-130 is a low-cost, cellular, IP69K-rated asset tracking device with ultra-long battery life and industrial operating temperature range (-40 ℃ to +85 ℃). Battery life is impacted significantly by the frequency with which the device is required to report its position, but assuming that the AT-130 tracker reports its position once per day and occasionally also reports its position on demand (e.g. because of a message from a user’s web or mobile application demanding a position update) then a customer could expect the battery to last more than five years. With lower frequency reporting the tag could last even longer.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) Capability
AT-130 provides out-of-the box compatibility with Amazon Web Services (AWS) IoT. This capability, which is unique to Appareo, allows Appareo’s customers who utilize AWS to leverage the tremendous toolset available in AWS IoT. This allows for maximum battery life savings with maximum security. The AWS IoT capability adds Transport Layer Security (TLS) to the AT-130 to encrypt data. The AT-130 can then be used with the AWS IoT MQTT broker out of the box, making it much faster, easier, and less expensive for Appareo customers leveraging Amazon Web Services to integrate the AT-130. Once integrated with AWS IoT, Appareo customers can use the data management and analytic capabilities available on the AWS IoT platform.