Solution Provides Businesses with 24/7 Wireless Monitoring of Valuable Assets
Omnilink, the leading provider of pre-built applications for tracking people and assets, today announced that Sprint will offer the Omnilink Asset Locator tracking service through its Business Direct sales channel. The Omnilink Asset Locator solution, operating on the Nationwide Sprint Network, offers companies a unique, out-of-the box security tool for tracking assets at risk for theft, such as:
* Bank bags
* Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs)
* Computers and data storage devices
* Consumer electronics and designer apparel
* Liquor and cigarettes
In the United States alone, millions of dollars in assets are stolen or lost every day. Theft occurs at all stages in the supply chain and represents crippling losses for companies; the financial impact is enormous:
* At least $15 billion in ground cargo is lost or stolen annually
* More than $1 billion in heavy equipment is lost or stolen each year, and
* Consumer electronics, food and clothing are the three most stolen products.
“With the Omnilink Asset Locator, organizations have an easy, out-of-the-box solution for securing assets in their supply chain, on properties, or in the field, that will reduce the amount of loss due to theft or frivolous behaviors,” said Steve Hudson, vice president of Strategy for Omnilink.
Through the combination of the Nationwide Sprint network, the Web-based Omnilink Asset Locator application, and a ruggedized, dedicated tracking device, companies can rapidly begin tracking and recovering lost or stolen cargo, packages, tools, equipment, and more. The simple combination of these three components provides users with a range of features, including:
* Real-time location of assets indoors or out
* Accurate tracking modes to aid in recovery
* Zone management to alert when assets enter or leave areas of interest
* Location history for up to one year
* Online asset location visualization with dynamic maps and views
“Sprint is pleased to offer the Omnilink Asset Locator to our business customers as it provides a complete solution for tracking the assets that matter most,” said Wayne Ward, vice president-Emerging Solutions Group for Sprint. “Asset tracking is an example of how connected devices are changing every aspect of our lives, impacting how we work and live, and that’s fostering explosive growth in the wireless industry, in a way that we’ve never seen before.”
Sprint Emerging Solutions Group is an industry leader in M2M and embedded solutions, delivering a full complement of assets critical to successful M2M and embedded solutions deployments. These include: network agnostic capabilities (including 3G, 4G, CDMA, iDEN, and a reliable Tier 1 IP network); specialized industry solutions engineering teams; an open approach to devices and applications through the company’s Open Device Initiative, an expansive M2M partner ecosystem; and the ability to provide customers with customized solutions that can include distribution, branding, billing and customer care services. To learn more, view this special “What if …” M2M video and visit www.sprint.com/m2m.
The Nationwide Sprint Network reaches more than 309 million people in the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (inclusive of roaming). Sprint has recently unveiled Network Vision, a blueprint to deploy a cost-effective, innovative network plan to further enhance voice quality and data speeds for customers across the United States.
Omnilink is showcasing its solutions in the Sprint booth (#3076) at the International CTIA Wireless 2011 show in Orlando.