Nuvola and Senstera have partnered to bring a cost-effective and reliable IoT tracking solution to market for New Zealand’s rural community.
Nuvola’s Bolt, Oyster and Yabby products are cellular (4G) based asset and vehicle trackers designed to be attached onto anything you want to keep track of the location of. Depending on the device, they also can have additional features and information that can be reported.
Each device has a GPS chip to track its location, when the device has a cellular signal - it sends off the location data (and any other information) to the Senstera platform which provides a user with a map and tools to view the device’s movement history.
However anyone who lives rurally will know that cellular signal can be patchy or scare on some more remote properties and so to make sure that no data is lost, if the device has no cellular signal it will store the data on-board in it’s memory and as soon as it has a signal again - will begin uploading it to the Senstera platform.
GPS tracking equipment or vehicles in rural settings is especially important when you may not have 24/7 visibility to all parts of your property (e.g. a shed/yard behind a shelter belt) or are out working at various locations during the day or night and not always on site.
Having your assets tagged with GPS trackers and supporting software that provides 24/7 monitoring allows you to view where something is, where it’s been during the day and even set up notifications and alerts for unexpected movement of the device - say a farm truck moving outside of working hours. If something does go missing, you have the information on where it’s gone to assist with organising recovery too.
Having GPS tracking on your vehicles can also be a huge benefit towards improving safety for your workers and loved ones. For lone workers, this may mean if they haven’t arrived back at the yard when expected - someone in the office is able to look up where the vehicle is and get help to them if needed or for families this can mean keeping track of people making a long drive home regularly.
While all of the Nuvola devices in this range are cellular trackers, they each have different use-cases:
The Bolt is a plug and play device for any vehicle with a standard OBDII port. In addition to location, it also tracks things like vehicle speed, harsh braking/acceleration, battery voltage, battery voltage and accident alerts as well as alerts for if it is removed from the vehicle unexpectedly. These are $285 and then $12.50 per month.
The Oyster is an ultra-rugged (IP68/IK06 rated) battery powered (10+ years) device great for placing out of sight on trailers, farming implements, farm bikes or even on boats. These devices are $370 + batteries and then $12.50 per month.
The Yabby is similar to the Oyster except much more lightweight and with a smaller form-factor meaning it is better suited to being placed on things like kids bikes, ride-on lawn mowers or even animal collars. These are $299 + batteries and then $12.50 per month.
The monthly charge covers the cellular SIM card and access to the Senstera platform to view location and add or manage alerts/notifications with multiple devices able to be managed by one Senstera account.
An important thing for us at Nuvola and Senstera when developing this range of products was the cost.
The devices on offer are commercial fleet-grade products that are widely used overseas and we’ve extensively tested ourselves in NZ to make sure they’re reliable. We’ve worked hard to price them to be accessible for every-day users and small businesses with a low monthly cost of $12.50 per device which includes the Senstera platform to view your data in.
Nuvola and Senstera are thrilled to be able to bring this excellent product to New Zealanders and have even more Internet of Things devices available and in development for many other use-cases whether they be commercial or at home.