Copenhagen, Denmark – Globe Tracker International (GTI), a leader in data sharing, data analytics and asset tracking and monitoring, has announced that Vodafone is providing M2M communications via its Global SIM services to GTI’s Smart Autonomous Asset Solution.
Vodafone’s Global SIM provides wireless network connectivity. With Vodafone’s support, Globe Tracker will transform global trade by enabling end-to-end, global supply chain visibility.
One of the world’s largest mobile communications companies, Vodafone has a 20-year track record in M2M with more than 250 experts focused on developing an extensive range of M2M services. Vodafone’s global M2M platform makes it easy for businesses to manage M2M deployments centrally across multiple territories, giving them greater control and lowering their costs.
With its Smart Autonomous Asset Solution, GTI is changing the way the supply chain thinks about asset tracking, management and monitoring on land and sea. Its solution is a suite of asset visibility devices and networks which is now commercially available. The suite includes GTI’s Trade Data Exchange Network (TDEN), Smart Autonomous Asset Network (SAAN), and Globe Tracker Communications Unit. Together, they deliver functional, reliable and cost effective global tracking, monitoring and trade data sharing solutions in the industry.
“M2M communications are transforming global trade by enabling companies to track their products end-to-end and increase productivity. We are pleased to be working with Globe Tracker to help customers manage their assets effectively,” said Erik Brenneis, Director of M2M, Vodafone.
Jim Davis, Globe Tracker Founder and CEO, commented: “The support of Vodafone’s Global SIM services enhances our ability to offer ocean carriers, freight forwarders and SOCs our groundbreaking Smart Autonomous Asset Solution and its unmatched capabilities of tracking transportation assets globally”.
Globe Tracker International, ApS, is a privately held Danish company revolutionising supply chain visibility and profitability. Globe Tracker opened a development centre in Beijing, China in March of 2007, adding to its offices and development centres in Melbourne, Florida; San Jose, California; Toronto, Canada and Reykjavik, Iceland.
Globe Tracker offers the most advanced tracking device, the Globe Tracker Communications Unit, and two industry leading network offerings – The Globe Tracker Smart Autonomous Asset Network and the Globe Tracker Trade Data Exchange Network. These innovative, groundbreaking tracking solutions deliver full, end-to-end, supply chain tracking and monitoring of assets and enable business partners to securely and selectively share trade data with each other.
Vodafone is one of the world’s largest mobile communications companies by revenue with approximately 403 million customers in its controlled and jointly controlled markets as of 31 December 2012. Vodafone currently has equity interests in over 30 countries across five continents and more than 50 partner networks worldwide.