uniNB GPS – industrial IoT GPS tracker

The uniNB GPS sensor is designed to monitor and track object movement and its tilt, with emphasis on long battery life and low data transmission costs.

uniNB GPS

The uniNB GPS sensor is mainly used in different fields of industry regardless of place of use (indoor, outdoor, offsite). It can evaluate the status of the object and send reports of its activity based on internal accelerometer data. In addition to reporting the current position, the sensor can detect motion initiation, continuous motion and stop motion, while the period of sending of interim messages is user-adjustable.

The sensor also provides information about tilt of the object with possibility of evaluation of these data and reporting of alarm states. The tilt information has a great informative value so you can even monitor the manipulation with your assets (loading, unloading, rollover).

The uniNB GPS sensor has a durable and weather-proof design and can be easily mounted on the object. Its battery lasts up to 10 years (depending on the number of measurements and transmitted messages) without any battery replacement.



Sensor is most commonly used for tracking:
  • Containers (roll-off, skip bins)
  • Cargo & shipping containers
  • Construction machinery & heavy equipment
  • Trains & train sets
  • Trailers

Why should you track your assets?

  • Do you know exact location of your assets?

  • Do you know how many of your assets are currently unused?

  • Did you know your employees lose up to 10-15 % of their time only locating assets?

  • Are you ready to show the difference between you and your competitors?

Security

You can easily prevent theft using IoT GPS tracker that include accelerometer. You receive alarm state as soon as your asset starts moving, which allow you to act immediately, if an asset starts moving out of usual times.

Innovation & Improvement

Bring a new innovation to your dispatching, trailer or supply chain management. By improving your dispatching you will always know where your assets are and when they are being used. Set geofences to receive alarm states when assets leave a predefined location.

Increase of productivity

Make your inventorying friendly and save your time, so you can focus on things which really matters. Having a clear overview will increase your productivity and make the most of your assets.

Typical fields of industry where the uniNB GPS sensor is used


  • Waste management
  • Logistics
  • Healthcare
  • Metallurgy & Scrap metal
  • Food industry
  • Automotive
  • Machinery & Manufacturing
  • Oil & Gas
  • Agriculture
  • Construction

Benefits of the uniNB GPS sensor

Basic functions of the sensor uniNB GPS:
  • Tracking of object movement
  • Overview of object activities (tilt, movement start and stop, …)
  • Geo-fence
  • Accurate record of object utilization and unauthorized manipulation
  • Clear and easy overview of inventory
  • Regular reports when sensor is inactive (keep-alive)
  • Possibility of the sensor deactivation at planned shutdown
  • Internal memory for data history
  • Identification of device dismantling
  • Identification of horizontal and vertical vibrations and impacts
  • Identification of centrifugal forces (lateral overload)
  • Operating hours and mileage
  • Temperature profile
  • Possibility of remote firmware upgrade option
  • Data history
  • Trends analysis
Typical alarm states:
  • Change in position of the object beyond the defined perimeter
  • Tilt change of the object
  • Exceeding the limit temperature (fire)
  • Exceeding limit vibrations

Technical parameters

Power supply
Battery power:
Internal battery 2x3.6 V 9000 mAh
Battery life:
Up to 10 years
Communication
Radio network:
NB-IoT, a licensed band of 7-900 MHz
Range:
Up to 15 km
Other information
Operating temperature:
from -30 °C to +70 °C
Protection:
IP67
Dimensions:
98 x 63 x 32 mm (without magnets)
98 x 63 x 37 mm (with magnets)
Weight:
295 g without magnets
395 g with magnets

Principle of communication

uniNB GPS communicates through the NarrowBand IoT network (NB-IoT) in the 7-900 MHz licensed band. NB-IoT is the newly emerging narrowband LPWAN technology for the Internet of Things, which uses the already existing GSM and LTE bands, and respects the 3GPP standards. NB-IoT allows two-way communication with the device and, compared to Sigfox, its main advantage is remote configuration of the device (server-to-device communication). NB-IoT provides better indoor coverage, supports a larger number of devices and also has an optimized network architecture. Emphasis is placed on the low cost of final device and low energy consumption.
The data from the sensor is sent via the operator of NB-IoT radio network to the PHARIS IoT Cloud where the data is processed and prepared for view.
PHARIS IoT can also send data to customer’s platform or uniNB GPS can be provide as a pure HW.

Mounting and putting into operation

The sensor should be located in such a way that it is protected from vandalism or unintentional damage during operation, and it should be possible to receive GPS signals (unshielded space).

Sensor mounting is possible in three ways:

  • Using neodymium magnets (magnetic pull force is about 400 N)
  • Using a 2x M4 screwdriver
  • Using a double-sided tape

The period of GPS measurement and message transmission over the NB-IoT network is configurable parameter.

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