Real-Time Asset Tracking Systems

A network designed for real-time asset tracking systems.

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Smarter Technologies’ award-winning Orion Data Network uses a combination of low-power radio and GPS asset tracking systems to provide real-time asset tracking and recovery by land, sea, and air – even in the remotest environments.

Our bespoke asset tracking solutions are quick to install and easy to integrate into your existing systems. This means that, within just a few hours, your business can start to benefit from the total visibility and control provided by pre-defined, real-time asset location and status data, with reporting and alerts sent straight to your mobile.

Benefits of Smarter Asset Tracking Systems

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Save time, money and resources

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Fast asset recovery on land, sea and air

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Minimise waste and maximise productivity

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Enable predictive and preventative maintenance scheduling

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Automate asset retirement and repurchase

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Enable route optimisation

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Reduce risk

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Reduce carbon footprints

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Meet health and safety requirements

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Secure lower insurance premiums

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Remove the requirements for SIM cards

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Dramatically reduce operational costs

What is the Orion Data Network?

Smarter Technologies’ privately-owned Orion Data Network is a low-power, long-range, real-time tracking and monitoring network being used the world over. Orion’s proprietary, military-grade communication technology runs on low-power radio. With a set of smart sensors, tags and gateways, the Orion system sends real-time, automatic updates to your bespoke management dashboard.

The Orion Data Network’s tags and gateways allow you to pinpoint the precise location of all your valuable assets and key personnel, with data displayed on your bespoke asset management dashboard.

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Why choose Smarter Technologies’ Orion Data Network?

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SIM Free

No GSM associated costs and smaller devices.

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Lower frequency than GSM

Tags can be seen inside everything.

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Reduced power requirement

Tags last for years, not days.

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Track, indicate temperature, movement, shock and more.

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Remote configuration

Can receive messages in all locations.

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500m to 10km per gateway.

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Recovery ability

Can switch from digital to analogue to increase recovery capabilities and accurate location finding.

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Rapid deployment of infrastructure

Due to the wireless nature of the Orion Data Network.

Main benefits

  • Does not use a control channel and therefore is not liable to timing and battery issues caused by interference

  • Employs two different modes of transmission

  • Uses a particular architecture that makes jamming very difficult

  • Analogue mode for recovery

  • Reduce your asset tracking costs

Comparative asset tracking

Analogue Mode
Digital Mode
Lowest frequency
High Data rate
Medium Data rate
Short range
Medium range
Long range
Fast message rate

Asset Tracking Example Use Cases

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Automotive Asset Tracking Systems

Tracking automotive assets using Smarter Technologies’ Orion Data Network significantly increases the recovery rates of stolen vehicles. With professional operations using GPS jammers, GSM jammers and packing vehicles into shipping containers, other tracking technologies simply cannot compete with the visibility and range of the Orion Data Network. Our asset tracking with GPS monitoring systems combined with low-power radio technology is far harder for criminals to “hack”.

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Breweries & Distilleries

Track and monitor assets moving through your supply chain and logistics with the Orion Data Network’s active low-power radio tags. Wireless and SIM-free, Orion tags can track, monitor and recover pallets, kegs, and trucks. The result is increased efficiency and reduced shrinkage as your products move along the food and beverage supply chain.

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Canine Tracking

Using the latest in active low-power radio tracking technologies, Smarter Technologies has created pioneering canine tracking devices. The Orion GPS smart collars transmit data via the Orion Data Network every 30 seconds, providing handlers with real-time location accuracy and allowing complete visibility of on-the-ground operations.

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Cash in Transit

Smarter Technologies’ durable Orion low-power radio tags will ensure that your cash and assets are safe and secure. Our tags protect ATMs and cash at every stage of the operation from theft, ram raids and explosive attacks.

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Large and remote construction sites are particularly vulnerable to theft, which costs the business money and can cause reputational damage. Our smart tags can monitor, track and recover your construction site assets. You’ll be sent instant alerts if your plant, assets or site is subject to unsolicited tampering or uninvited visitors.

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Container and Pallet Tracking

Smarter Technologies’ low-cost active low-power radio tags will track the movements of your containers and pallets globally and send real-time logistical data via the Orion Data Network:

  • Location, latitude, longitude

  • Speed

  • Temperature

  • Tamper

  • Battery information

  • Shock reports

This technology can be easily integrated with other traditional methods of tracking and asset visibility to provide comprehensive global asset visibility. Your bespoke asset tracking software and mapping dashboard will provide everything your organisation requires to locate products and resources throughout their lifecycles.

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County Council

According to a Duty of Care enshrined in law, organisations should take reasonable measures to protect their staff and equipment appropriately. Smarter Technologies’ Orion devices provide lone worker security as well as operational information.

Tags can also be fitted onto any council assets to track their location and condition. All data is managed by a common, cloud-based software platform that can be accessed remotely via the web.

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Farm, Machinery & Livestock Security

Using the latest in low-power radio technology, Smarter Technologies’ Orion tags can secure your farm’s equipment, fuel or livestock and send intrusion or theft alerts in real-time.

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Fire & Rescue

Smarter Technologies can transform your fire service into a smart service by providing real-time firefighter tracking and repatriation of assets on your tailored asset management system.

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Smarter Technologies’ military solutions include a revolutionary web-based weapons management which provides full visibility of military site assets, with real-time personnel and asset tracking. Our Orion tags can be assigned to securely track weapons, munitions, magazines, weapons, tactical apparel and other security-critical goods—wirelessly and SIM-free.

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The mining industry relies on large numbers of staff and expensive machinery. The Orion Data Network monitors, records and protects mining assets and personnel both on- and off-sites, even the most inhospitable environments.

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Museums & Art Galleries

With open-door policies and priceless assets, museums and galleries by their very nature can be targets for thieves. By tagging your valuable assets and artefacts with wireless Orion tags, you’ll be able to audit your assets at a glance and receive instant notifications of any tampering or theft.

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Oil & Gas

The Orion Data Network enables the oil and gas industry to effectively identify, track, monitor and repatriate all assets over multiple site locations, providing comprehensive asset inventory visibility.

  • Increase data reporting and analytics

  • Optimise utilisation of equipment

  • Provide business intelligence

  • Reduce labour costs

  • Mitigate costs associated with GSM-reliant devices

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Pharmaceutical & Healthcare

Healthcare facilities typically involve large, multi-floored sites with thousands of assets. Staff searching for misplaced or lost assets costs the healthcare sector millions of pounds per year. Smarter Technologies’ active low-power radio smart tags and sensors provide a simple and cost-effective asset management and access control system that considerably improves asset visibility and asset utilisation.

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Police & Law Enforcement Agencies

The Orion Data Network provides a comprehensive overview of the movement of key inventory and personnel from a command and control perspective. Our tracking solutions also assist with high-value asset recovery.

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Ports & Marinas

The constant movement of craft, vehicles, machinery and staff is typical of the marina environment, providing scope for pilferage, theft, and human resource time losses. The Orion Data Network provides real-time location and movement data, protecting your assets, reducing wastage and protecting profits in the maritime industry.

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With a vast array of moving parts within the rail freight and rail asset ecosystem, keeping track of assets requires a smart solution. Smarter Technologies’ Orion Data Network system can identify weaknesses and inefficiencies and help with the recovery of lost or stolen assets, transforming rail freight into a streamlined and productive operation.

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Supply Chain Logistics

Smarter Technologies’ low-power radio tags attached directly to items (or on packing or containers) can be used to monitor and manage the movement of the products throughout the entire supply chain. Tag readers placed throughout the supply chain can provide real-time data to enable more frequent, accurate and cost-effective inventory counts.

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Wildlife & Conservation Asset Tracking

Smarter Technologies’ specially-designed asset tracking with GPS monitoring systems and low-power radio GPS tags provide invaluable data over the Orion Data Network every 30 seconds. These tracking devices provide real-time information on your tagged animals’ location, health, movement patterns, habitat utilisation, populations, poaching incidents and escapes. This can have a significant impact on conservation efforts.

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Your World, Smarter.

We’ve mentioned just a few of the limitless use cases of Smarter Technologies’ asset tracking solutions. With the Orion Data Network, 360° visibility becomes a reality, no matter the industry or application.

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