Supply chain automation meets wireless tracking

Wireless network specialist Enfora teams with Smart Management on oil and gas asset monitoring.

Richardson, TX-based wireless networking solutions provider Enfora is teaming with Norwegian supply chain automation specialist Smart Management to enable wireless tracking and monitoring of assets and equipment across the oil and gas supply chain. The deal combines Smart Management’s TAG-HUB supply chain management system with Enfora’s Spider AT asset monitoring system. TAG-HUB lets companies exchange asset information, providing services that facilitate inspection, documentation and data-capture.

Spider MT provides GSM/GPRS device location functionality for mobile tracking applications. GPS data is transmitted to operations centers, web pages, localized computers or mobile data terminals worldwide via cellular radio. The devices provide information such as asset location and movement patterns, based on user defined alerts, specific events or ‘geofence’ boundaries. Spider AT has been ATEX certified for operation in hazardous environments. Enfora’s Services Gateway offers a GUI for tag management and devices provisioning. The joint venture will initially focus on opportunities in Norway before extending the solution worldwide. More from

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