Lat-Lon GPS Tracking and Monitoring Solutions
Lat-Lon, a BSM Technologies Company, provides wireless GPS tracking and monitoring solutions worldwide to many industries, including rail, trucking, marine and intermodal sectors, and directly to manufacturers. Since 1999, Lat-Lon has established itself as an innovator in monitoring technology and product flexibility.
Devices are available for both powered and non-powered applications, and many types of sensors options are available. Real-time data can be viewed using Lat-Lon’s web-based fleet management reporting and mapping tools with a browser and internet connection.
Products include the self-contained Solar Tracking Unit (STU), the Compact Tracking Unit (CTU) with a smaller design to fit in tight spaces, the Locomotive Rail Unit that can come equipped with up to 11 digital and 4 analog inputs, and the Connected Rail Yard software that uses Mesh Technology to give total on-screen visibility of multiple assets in a rail yard.
Additionally, all of Lat-Lon’s products are complemented by BSM Technologies’ Hy-Rail and Rubber Tire Fleet products.
Remote asset tracking and monitoring
We believe that knowledge of the condition, location and performance of industrial assets is essential to running a safe, efficient, and profitable business. Through wireless GPS monitoring technology, Lat-Lon provides real-time information and unlimited access to data that can be integrated into existing software systems or viewed on a desktop or mobile device. With solutions from Lat-Lon, you can take action to:
- Improve security and safety
- Increase utilisation
- Increase customer satisfaction
- Ensure product quality
- Reduce operational and maintenance costs
Rugged, durable equipment
We design and build our equipment from the ground up to function in industrial environments. All of our hardware must pass rigorous in-house testing that exceeds industry specifications, making it waterproof, shock-resistant, and certified for Class 1, Division 2 hazardous locations. Our monitoring hardware can withstand the harshest environments and operate under the most demanding conditions.
Our monitoring hardware is self-charging with integrated solar panels on each unit. Eliminate battery replacement and related downtime expenses, because the solar panels use direct or indirect sunlight to replenish their power, year after year. With our patented power system, sensors can report day or night and deliver more messages over the lifetime of the product, enhancing product longevity.
Lat-Lon offers a wide range of custom sensors tailored to what is important to you. Whether you are shipping temperature-sensitive goods, worried about damages to your shipment, or want to be notified when a door or hatch opens, we’ve got you covered. Lat-Lon is proud to be a leader in impact detection and diagnostics, offering a three-axis accelerometer impact sensor that provides acceleration and deceleration graphs to break down the force and velocity of each impact, as well as delta velocity values. Sensor offerings include:
- Handbrake position
- Hatch Integrity
- Humidity and more
Web reporting system
Turn sensor monitoring data into actionable information with the powerful reporting functionality in our Web Reporting System. There is no software to install; all you need for 24/7 access to your password-protected account is an Internet connection. You get unlimited access to data, reports, photos, maps, weather, and dashboard displays.
Features of the Web Reporting System include:
- Standard reports
- Custom reports
- Export data
- Interactive maps
- Real-time alerts and alarms
- Extensive geo-fence capabilities
SMART configuration technology
Experience a new level of ‘SMART’ tracking technology with Adaptive Device Configuration (ADC). Tracking and monitoring devices can now make decisions on their own with the help of ADC.
This technology automatically updates how a device functions based on custom parameters, such as location, proximity to set points, impacts, weather data, unit status, and sensor data. For example, if you would like an update every ten minutes once a unit leaves a specific geo-fence, ADC will automatically configure reporting frequency. ADC makes it possible for you to receive those automatic updates without closely monitoring and changing the frequency yourself.
Mesh technology allows you to receive a complete view of your equipment at a lower cost, all while increasing productivity and visibility of assets. Mesh Technology creates a network with hundreds of reporting points that require just one modem, versus multiple.
Products and Services
Compact Tracking Unit (CTU)
Lat-Lon has taken the popular Solar-Powered Tracking Unit (STU) and made it even smaller to offer a new solution in tight spaces, even in the grooves of a container or any other non-powered asset. The CTU is a GPS monitoring system that monitors and protects your shipments by providing critical information through various sensors:
Locomotive Monitoring Unit
Lat-Lon's Locomotive Monitoring Unit brings you critical information about your most valuable rail assets.
With Mesh technology, receive a complete view of your equipment at a lower cost, all while increasing productivity and visibility of assets.
Solar Tracking Unit (STU)
Lat-Lon has combined many popular tracking capabilities into one solar-powered GPS monitoring system that provides more information than ever before.
Lat-Lon Railcar GPS Tracking and Monitoring
The Lat-Lon wireless GPS tracking and monitoring system provides all of the location and productivity information that you need to manage railcars.
Locomotive Monitoring Unit
Lat-Lon's Locomotive Monitoring Unit (LMU) brings you critical information about your most valuable rail assets. It allow you to use real-time monitoring and custom sensors to tailor the data you receive and key in on crucial components.
Big Data Analytics: How to Use Data to Protect Your Assets and Grow Efficiencies
Lat-Lon provides remote asset tracking and monitoring devices as well as communication technologies (wired and wireless) used to collect rail fleet information.
Lat-Lon announces that it has eliminated the monthly cellular service charge on its new version of the Solar Tracking Unit. Lat-Lon has replaced the standard cellular modem with a LoRa data modem. The LoRa data modem can off load the data collected during a trip to a gateway for no charge.Read more
Come and see us at ASLRRA 2017 Connections Convention in Grapevine, Texas, US from 22-26 April. Schedule a meeting with us or feel free to request more information about any of our product offerings.Read more
Lat-Lon announces a new product, the compact tracking unit (CTU). A new smaller solar-powered tracking device, the CTU product is designed to fit in small spots, even in the grooves of a container or any other non-powered asset. The unit collects data, GPS and from additional optional sensors, to send from nearly any location, worldwide to secure servers with multiple points for data access in near real-time.Read more
Lat-Lon, LLC. in partnership with NYAB, has executed a large smart car and locomotive monitoring contract for Etihad Rail in the UAE. The project equips 240 sulfur wagons with 13 individual wireless sensors per car, reporting to a newly developed Receiver Logic Unit (RLU). Over 3,200 sensors report hatch status, door position, bearing temperature, and vibrations for derailment.Read more
Asset management hardware and software solutions provider Lat-Lon released the new PC Query Application. As the first generation desktop application, Query App is an entirely new point of access to data adding to the existing web-based and mobile applications.Read more
Lat-Lon LLC, a leading provider of industrial tracking and monitoring solutions, announced it has an app available for Android and Apple devices. This fleet management tool is compatible with IPhone, IPod, IPad, and most Android 2.2 and newer operating systems.Read more
Lat-Lon, LLC. announced today that they have been awarded the Gold Value Chain Award in Fleet Management from Connected World Magazine. The award was presented at the annual Connected World Conference in St. Charles, Illinois, US, to distinguish the most successful corporate adopters of M2M technology and connected devices.Read more
Lat-Lon, a leading provider of industrial tracking and monitoring solutions, has announced that it is now in full production of the Automatic Engine Start / Stop (AESS) System. The AESS is an interactive, real-time locomotive system for operators to control, monitor, and remotely set start/stop rRead more
Lat-Lon today announced it is completing deliveries of its GPS tracking and security monitoring systems for toxic inhalation hazard (TIH) shippers. The department of homeland security is requiring shippers of TIH chemicals to implement systems and be operational by the end of the year.Read more
Denver, Colorado — The saying 'a picture is worth a thousand words' is now true for asset and logistics managers. Lat-Lon's new solar tracking unit, with built-in camera, provides much more information than can be collected with traditional sensors. A picture can show the position ofRead more
Denver, Colorado — Mobile asset and logistic managers leverage their iPhone, or other internet-capable cell phones, to access real-time mapping and monitoring data to streamline operations. Using Lat-Lon's new mobile application, field personnel and managers can log onRead more
Two US short line railroads have selected the Lat-Lon Locomotive Monitoring Unit (LMU) for their fleet of locomotives. Both Iowa Interstate and Indiana Harbor Belt are equipping Lat-Lon LMU’s on their locomotives. The GPS equipped LMU is designed to improve locomotive utilization, reduce locomoRead more
Lat-Lon announced today that its solar powered Damage Prevention Unit (DPU/i) equipped with the optional an 3 axis impact accelometer hit record sales for the first half of the year. Both shippers and railroads use the DPU/i to identify handling problems during transit. Waukesha ElectRead more
Lat-Lon, LLC was issued another patent on its self-contained wireless GPS tracking and monitoring device. The patent covers the innovative power system that allows the device to operate on solar power indefinitely. The tough, easy-to-install 'bolt-n-go' device will never have to be touched againRead more