Aeris.net, San Jose, Calif., a provider of Web-to-wireless, machine-to-machine communications services, and Lat-Lon, Denver, which markets GPS tracking and event monitoring units, have agreed to service the trucking and rail industries. Under the agreement, Aeris will provide Lat-Lon customers with wireless data communications service via its MicroBurst network, which spans North America.
Lat-Lon telemetry units gather positioning and report data for railway and trucking applications. Aeris.net’s MicroBurst technology, which is embedded in Lat-Lon telemetry units, transmits short data packets over the unused channels of existing cellular networks to Lat-Lon’s Web server. Recorded data can be automatically sent to a customer’s fleet management software or stored online at www.lat-lon.com, where they can access location histories, current fleet reports, and an interactive map. Within seconds, MicroBurst technology can provide Lat-Lon customers with alerts indicating overspeed impact, an open door or dropping fluid levels.