What is mobile asset tracking technology?
Mobile Asset Tracking Technology leverages mobile technologies, to get a real time update on the location of assets, the condition of assets, and the physical custody of assets. Examples of mobile asset tracking technology include:
- Attaching GPS devices to vehicles or high value assets, and update the location and condition data of these assets in the central asset database.
- Attaching active or passive RFID tags to equipment or servers in IT data centers, and update the location and condition data of these assets in the central asset database.
- Using mobile handheld scanners to read barcodes or RFID tags in the field to check in or check out assets, update the condition and service record on the assets, transfer assets, retire assets, or simply to conduct routine or ad hoc asset audits.
- Using mobile phones to update the asset data.
What are the key benefits from implementing mobile asset tracking technology?
- Reduce loss of equipment. The loss could have resulted from losing track of where they are, or not knowing when the equipment was stolen.
- Save time and labor from physical audits.
- Leverage the ubiquity of smartphones to manage assets more efficiently.
But mobile asset tracking shouldn’t be a standalone business process; it should be integrated with the enterprise asset management process. Asset tracking is not asset management. Mobile asset tracking technologies need to be integrated with the enterprise asset management software solution.
Watch a short video on how to use eQuip! Mobile Asset Tracking solution to scan barcodes and edit assets:
The eQuip! mobile application is an extension of the web based eQuip! asset management software. The eQuip! software is developed to collect information from Internet of Things, using RFID, GPS, Bluetooth technology.
Watch a short video on how to use eQuip! Mobile Asset Tracking Solution to add assets: