HERE Technologies has launched HERE Tracking, a powerful cloud Platform as a Service (PaaS) for low-energy, high accuracy and real-time tracking of goods, devices and people both indoors and outdoors. HERE Tracking helps users maintain an accurate and trusted real-time and historical record of items through space and time.
The service, built on the HERE Open Location Platform, combines several HERE capabilities and technologies to provide system integrators, ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) providers, E2E Tracking system providers and developers an easy-to-integrate solution to solve their customer problem with minimum customization effort. These include:
- industry-grade maps for indoor venues and outdoor environments with geo-coding capabilities
- highly accurate, energy-efficient indoor-outdoor positioning technology with offline capabilities that enables conventional tracking devices to work longer due to superior battery management
- tracking and geo-fencing APIs
- analytics API and visualization tools
In addition to goods tracking and multi-modal logistics, HERE Tracking can aid smart office and smart factory (Industry 4.0) applications, equipment tracking for construction companies, on-demand services such as food delivery, the management and coordination of first responders, as well as consumer applications to help people to know the whereabouts of their children, pets or elderly relatives.
HERE also announced that is working with Airoha, the IoT unit of MediaTek, a fabless semiconductor company, and Concox Information & Technology, a designer and manufacturer of professional telematics and wireless communications products, to enable HERE Tracking for future Concox tracking products powered by select Airoha/Mediatek chipsets.
HERE will be showcasing HERE Tracking at CES 2018 in Las Vegas on January 9-12, 2018. The HERE booth will be located at Central Plaza CP-2 of the Las Vegas Convention Center.