SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Samsara, the leader in Internet-connected sensor systems, today announced the AG24 IoT Gateway, a solar-powered wireless gateway bringing the benefits of IoT to mobile and distributed assets. The new product offering expands Samsara's reach into markets like trailer tracking and industrial asset monitoring.
Real-Time Visibility into Trailers and Assets
With high-speed 4G LTE cellular connectivity, real-time GPS tracking, ability to read data from a wide range of sensors, and a multi-year battery with solar recharging, the AG24 brings Samsara's award-winning IoT platform to a host of new applications and use cases. The AG24 is designed for tracking semi-trailers, heavy equipment, rail cars, generators, and other high-value mobile or distributed assets. Featuring plug-and-play integration with Samsara's suite of gateways, sensors, and cloud-based software, the AG24 is part of a complete platform for fleet management, industrial monitoring, safety, and compliance.
With a ruggedized, weatherproof design for use in harsh environments, the AG24:
- Brings real-time location and sensor tracking to trailers and assets
- Tracks unpowered assets for years with a high-capacity battery and built-in solar panel
- Provides remote control of refrigeration units, with two-way communication
"We're excited about the time savings we can gain with Samsara's new asset gateway," said Jim Hoss, VP of Operations and Transportation at Cash-Wa Distributing, a Samsara customer who was provided early access to the AG24. "Now we can pre-cool our trailers remotely, instead of going out to the yard and starting them manually, and we gain visibility into what happens at each customer stop."
"Samsara's new solar-powered solution would let us extend our visibility into totally new types of equipment, such as zero-turn mowers and radar unit trailers," added Tony Jones, Fleet Manager for the City of Cocoa. "These assets are extremely expensive, and as a municipality we have a responsibility to taxpayers to know where our assets are and how they are being used."
New Accessory Sensors, Software Features
Samsara also announced the introduction of new wireless sensors for Samsara IoT gateways. With zero-configuration wireless connectivity and a 5-year battery life, Samsara's door, cargo, and temperature sensors extend the AG24's capabilities with rich, operationally-relevant sensor data about cargo status.
Meanwhile, the Samsara Cloud software has been enhanced with robust new reports and alerts designed specifically for the AG24 and new sensors. This intuitive software transforms data points from thousands of sensors into actionable insights, helping customers with everything from optimizing asset utilization to increasing billing accuracy, recovering lost and stolen assets, and simplifying compliance when storing and transporting perishables.
Disruptively Affordable and Easy to Use
The AG24 capitalizes on recent advancements in sensors, wireless data, and cloud computing to provide unprecedented visibility at a disruptively low price. With simple plug-and-play installation - no IT networks, carrier contracts, or complex configuration - the AG24 is designed to be deployed by the thousands, and to generate a rapid return on investment for customers.
Accelerating IoT Momentum
The AG24 further expands Samsara's hardware-software IoT platform, which combines data from sensors, GPS, cameras, and mobile apps in an integrated, cloud-based solution. Samsara's technology enables operational gains ranging from safety and regulatory compliance to lower operating cost and increased customer satisfaction. Samsara has emerged as a next-generation leader in the market, doubling headcount in 2017 to over 200 employees, and maintaining revenue growth in excess of 250% annually.
"We've seen Samsara benefit a wide variety of customers, from transportation companies to public utilities and food producers," said Kiren Sekar, Samsara's Vice President of Products. "But we believe that our approach to IoT can have an even broader impact, and we're excited for the AG24 to extend our platform to new markets and applications."
The AG24 is available for immediate order. To learn more or to request a free trial, visit www.samsara.com.
Samsara's industrial IoT platform creates a digital representation of customers' physical assets and operations. Supporting emerging businesses and Fortune 500 enterprises alike, Samsara reveals insights that improve safety, efficiency, compliance, and customer satisfaction. With integrated hardware and cloud technologies, Samsara is scalable, affordable, and easy to use. Samsara was founded by Sanjit Biswas and John Bicket, co-founders of Meraki. Headquartered in San Francisco, Samsara has over 200 employees and has raised $80 million in funds from Andreessen Horowitz and General Catalyst.