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Galileosky tendencies on telematics market in 2021

11 October 2021

Maxim Reviakin, Head of Sales Department at Galileosky, explained why the telematics market is changing its direction rapidly.

In 2020, the majority of Galileosky devices were installed on vehicles. In 2021, the statistics have changed. Now many customers are thinking of equipping not only vehicles, as there are challenges in IoT project implementation and automating other production processes with telematic equipment.

Off the wheels

Telematics systems have been used in industries where transport is involved since very long time. Having proved their effectiveness here, system integrators began to implement solutions in those areas where there is no vehicles, but there are other mechanisms with the ability to automate production processes.

It all started with most simple solutions installation - companies with their own vehicle fleet wanted to control fuel consumption with Galileosky trackers, to eliminate facts of drain or dangerous driving. Now their requests are more complex - for example, they need to keep an eye not on the vehicle location only, but also its safety (react rapidly in case of emergency or the traffic accident) control, fuel level in the tank, tire pressure, engine performance etc.

Case № 1

Galileosky devices have been installed on special equipment in the mining industry. Before the monitoring system installation the final customer lost about 10% of the fuel due to employees dishonesty. After the control system introduction this indicator dropped to 0-2% and the company saves up to 93K$ per month.

Now telematics systems automate processes and thereby reduce costs even in areas, that are far from road transport, for example, in agriculture. Galileosky devices are installed on tractors, greenhouses, grain storages, automatic irrigation systems, special vehicles.

Case № 2

A greenhouse vegetable grower uses Galileosky controllers to monitor humidity and temperature in real time. This allows to react to any critical parameter changes. This greatly affects the quality and quantity of vegetables in the end. Previously, employees did all the measurements manually, so the reaction time was lower and risk that harvest would suffer was quite big. The set system is already prepared for further development. It is planned to equip greenhouses with remote control of sun shading and ventilation curtains, as well as rain and fog mode devices.

Out of GSM

The device to monitor out of GSM objects appeared 4 years ago, but in 2021 we detected the massive demand for Iridium based solutions. Data collection in cases of GSM absence is highly demanded by enterprises operating at the North Pole, in quarries and mines, in the forests, etc.

Case № 3

50 Galileosky devices are installed on the equipment In Yakutia: there are ten hubs for forty client mode trackers. The equipment that works in out of GSM areas and periodically arrives at the base uploads data through the router, and the rest of the devices transmit data to the hubs. Hubs, as soon as they arrive at the base, also upload data to the server via a router. If the hub catches a GSM signal along the way, it unloads everything via cellular communication. In this way, customer controls the equipment performance and fuel consumption.

Case № 4

In the Arkhangelsk region, Galileosky devices have been installed on equipment 10 units that extracts minerals from quarries and constantly works outside the GSM coverage. 8 devices were set up in the Client mode on loaders, bulldozers and dump trucks, 2 others –  on the fuel tanker and passenger truck – in the Hub mode. A stationary router with Wi-Fi was installed at the base. When information collectors arrive at the facility, i.e. vehicles with devices in the Hub mode, the rest of the machines begin to transmit the accumulated data to the collectors via Wi-Fi. In usually takes about five minutes to transmit three thousand points. There is enough time while refueling cars or transferring people to collect all the data from the cars.

The year 2021 proved that the telematics possibilities are almost endless. Today, they can satisfy such requests that companies had not even formulated before, because the majority of processes can be automated. Thus minimizing the human factor.