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.