We believe that understanding tracking technologies and the networks that support them are vital to building a partnership with our customers. Knowledge is power.
Since we support a variety of tracking technologies and networks, we want you to understand how they work and why some are better suited for certain types of equipment or asset classes versus others. Ultimately, our goal is to help you manage all your mixed assets in one place and make smart, informed business decisions.
The Internet of Things or IoT is the network of physical things connected to the internet by sensor devices that collect data on objects and allow them to exchange information without requiring human interaction.
Tenna supports a variety of wireless network technologies that optimize coverage, cost, and reliability for specific tracking needs. This includes 3G and 4G cellular technologies, with solutions specifically for tracker devices.
LTE-M is a 4G cellular wireless technology that gives the speed and coverage needed for tracking applications. Optimized for long battery life and low cost, LTE Cat M1 and LTE NB-IoT technologies get tracking data to the asset database reliably and inexpensively.
Global Positioning System (GPS) technology uses military maintained satellites to provide precise location data. GPS works almost everywhere outdoors to anywhere on the map, making it ideal for tracking fleet vehicles, heavy iron and some mid-sized equipment.
Cellular or GPS vehicle and equipment trackers transmit valuable telematics data such as engine fault codes, sensor status information, and engine hours in addition to speed and location information. This critical information indicates when preventative maintenance is needed in addition to real-time asset performance.
Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) is a wireless communication technology that connects objects through Bluetooth beacon devices and Bluetooth readers. BLE beacons leverage widespread mobile phone Bluetooth technology optimized for range and long life.
Quick Response, or QR technology packages information into a matrix that can be decoded via a barcode or QR label. QR codes can be quickly read from any angle and can carry a wide variety of information. They can be placed on nearly anything and are scanned with a specialized reader or mobile phone application.