First Solar Powered GPS tracker with Sigfox Connectivity

Asset tracking with HidnSeek DigiTraq PV, providing solar powered GPS tracking via the Sigfox network in Australia & New Zealand.

Sigfox has proven to be an excellent connectivity solution for GPS trackers. Its low power requirement means much longer battery life, allowing devices to last for months or years without recharging. While this is a major improvement on many devices that use traditional cellular networks to transmit their location, HidnSeek have taken their product offerings one step further and created the solar powered DigiTraq PV.

With built-in solar cells, the DigiTraq PV is designed for outdoor use and never needs to be recharged. It allows companies and individuals to track important items, such as sailboats and construction equipment, without the hassle of changing or recharging batteries. The device is automatically connected to the cloud anywhere there is a Sigfox network, making it easy to setup and install.
DigiTraq PV will sleep until it detects motion, at which point it will send its GPS location every 10 minutes. This start/stop function also allows businesses to monitor how frequently equipment is being used. A geofencing option allows users to draw boundaries on a map, causing an alert to be triggered when the tracker leaves the area.
In addition to the start and stop, tracking and geofencing features, the DigiTraq PV also senses temperature.

The DigiTraq PV allows you to track your valuables without ever changing or recharging a battery. It’s ideal for boats, farm equipment, industrial equipment and anything else that is generally in good view of the sky, both for GPS and solar charging purposes. In many devices on the market, a compromise is made between the amount of data sent and battery life. To prolong the battery, fewer messages are sent over the network. With the DigiTraq PV, there’s no need to limit the data in order to preserve energy. As a result, it is able to send a maximum of 140 messages a day, providing increased accuracy.

Another great benefit for the Digitraq PV is for tracking boats offshore. Due to the fantastic RF capabilities of Sigfox and especially over water, the Sigfox network can extend as far as 100 KM offshore and beyond, whereas cellular coverage typically drops off a few kilometers from land. The visibility of the boat on the platform or app provides peace of mind for clubs, family and friends to track their loved ones who are out sailing, and increases their safety by knowing their whereabouts if help is needed.

 

Renald Gallis, VP Ecosystem and Marketing at Thinxtra, said “Sigfox demonstrated a few energy harvesting solutions at the Mobile World Congress 2017: the most visible one was a dog collar tracker recharging via temperature differential. We are now quite excited to have our first energy harvesting Sigfox device using solar power in Australia, the perfect country for such a solution. ”

The Digitraq PV is currently available via Thinxtra, contact us at sales@thinxtra.com for further details.

About HidnSeek, supplier of Digitraq PV
HidnSeek are dedicated to designing and building innovative solutions to enable remote tracking and asset management, empowering enterprises to improve their operational efficiency. HidnSeek ultra-low power devices are leveraging the rapid and disruptive deployment of the Internet of Things (IoT) networks such as Sigfox.
DigiTraq PV is designed to maximize geolocalization and track assets on the move. Easy to install and maintenance free makes this autonomous tracker very unique.
The solar powered tracker comes with its own customizable web platform and smartphone apps. HidnSeek offer business customers unrivaled flexibility in geolocalization services including open API for third party integration. DigiTraq PV gives you an insight into your asset utilization, route history, geo-fencing and alert notification to help you improve operational efficiency.
website: www.hidnseek.fr/en/


About Thinxtra
Thinxtra is empowering the Internet of Things in Asia Pacific by deploying the world-leading Sigfox LPWA network as well as building a full eco-system of IoT solutions and services to enable the non-connected to connect, to increase productivity, accelerate decision making, improve quality of service and quality of life, and find more economical solutions to common problems. Sigfox is the world’s leading provider of connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT). The company has built a global network to connect billions of devices to the Internet while consuming as little energy as possible, as simply as possible.
Sigfox’s unique approach to device-to-cloud communications addresses the three greatest barriers to global IoT adoption: cost, energy consumption, and global scalability. Thinxtra’s Sigfox network currently covers 70% of the population in Australia and 87% of the population in New Zealand and will start deployment in Hong Kong early 2017. It will cover 95% of the population of those countries before the end of 2017.
Thinxtra was founded by IoT and network experts who share a common passion for connecting things to improve business processes and people lives. It is backed by NZX-listed high-tech company Rakon Limited, which has a history of innovation in communications technology going back some 50 years.

For more information and to arrange interviews, contact:
Renald Gallis – VP Marketing and Ecosystem
renald.gallis@thinxtra.com +61 404 894 960