Pod Group, a provider of platforms, software and connectivity services for the Internet of Things (IoT) has announced today that it has signed an agreement to provide an IoT connectivity solution to Alemetic Systems, a Kenya-based provider of advanced vehicle tracking and fleet management solutions.
Alemetic Systems will use Pod Group’s multi-network connectivity solution for its tracking and fleet management devices. The solution includes global, multi-network SIM cards which automatically switch network if coverage is lost or as vehicles cross borders, to keep devices connected. Pod Group’s multi-network SIMs cover 600+ networks in 185 countries and are controlled remotely via a centralized management platform, which provides in-depth information on SIM status, network and location as well as advanced diagnostics, analysis and reporting of device connectivity.
Alemetic Systems provides tracking services to both the private and public sector, for the transport of valuable assets and cargo across Eastern and Central Africa. For their customers, it is vital to know where vehicles are, if the goods they are carrying are secure, and if their employees are driving safely and responsibly.
Alemetic Systems’ clients move their high-value cargo from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to ports in Walvis Bay, Durban, Beira, and Dar es Salaam. Their trucks travel through Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Kenya. One of the biggest challenges is the remote nature of some of these locations, where connectivity is patchy, and borders are constantly being crossed.
The solution from Pod Group will enable Alemetic Systems to eliminate coverage issues on the move, by giving their customers access to multiple networks in each country and ensuring the SIMs automatically switch network if the signal is lost.
“We use Pod SIM cards because our clients operate in the most remote areas where network stability of one provider is not guaranteed. Our clients operate in copper and gold mines and traverse the jungle. To have visibility of the trucks carrying this high-value cargo requires an IoT SIM that can handle erratic network connections.”
“Compared to all the other IoT providers, Pod’s technology and the power to manage our own SIMs is excellent. We are happy with their service,” says Luke Kerich.
Charles Towers-Clark, CEO of Pod Group commented:
“Our solution has been designed for remote and mission critical applications, such as that provided by Alemetic Systems. Our 20 years of experience in this market has allowed us to develop an IoT connectivity solution that provides the coverage and resilience required for even the most remote areas, as this agreement proves.”
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