Accuracy & Speed
Orion operates over a broadcast network rather than a control channel network. Many other available solutions on the market utilise a control channel network and, when you start to use these systems at scale, you get control channel overlap, which causes inaccuracies and slows the system down. With Orion’s broadcast system, you can scale up the system as your business grows. You can use as many Orion gateways as you require and place them wherever needed and the data speed and accuracy remains at the same level, as there is no overlap. The enables real-time monitoring and highly accurate data feedback across your entire supply chain.
The system uses RSSI (Received Signal Strength Information) for communication between the tags and the gateways. Each transmission is heard by every single gateway that’s within range, which eliminates the usual inaccuracies and faults associated with other comparable solutions in the market place.
The Orion Data Network is not susceptible to hacking, blocking and cyber attacks in the same way as other market solutions, so it is far more secure. Also, if you want to track sensitive high security assets, we can implement a ‘double blind’ system that hides the real identity of each attached tag.
Infinite Scalability at Low Cost
The Orion system can be easily expanded by adding more tags and gateways, as required. The more of your sites or suppliers’ sites that have gateways, the more integrated the management of assets will be within the overall system and the better time and cost savings you will enjoy.
Orion offers up to 75% better cost savings than other comparable solutions in the market place.
Digital & Analogue Mode
Orion tags come in both GPS and non-GPS types. The tags are able to transmit in either digital or analogue mode. This means when you are seeking to recover an asset that is missing from your supply chain you can switch to analogue mode with a hand-held directional scanner. The hand-held device enables you to pin point the exact location of your lost or stolen asset.
Long Battery Life
Orion’s broadcast based system gives a longer and more predictable tag battery life. In other market solutions that use a control channel system, the tags must search for available control channels in order to operate. This can cause the battery life at the device end to vary by up to 300%. With Orion, you can predict your battery life and therefore predict your maintenance schedules properly.
All our asset tracking, monitoring and recovery solutions over the Orion Data Network, are simple and fast to implement on any type of site and can be integrated with your existing systems.
Automation & Optimisation
Orion automates your asset management throughout your supply chain and gives you better control with 360 degree visibility, greater flexibility and infinite scalability.
You can predefine the type of data sets you require to give you the right business intelligence insights for your particular business. This data can then be shared across your business and throughout your supply chain, even with third-party partners. This means you can see where there are bottlenecks that are slowing down the movement of your assets and eating into your budget and profits.
Orion enables demand planning, better inventory management, predictive maintenance scheduling, enhanced productivity, theft prevention, spare part management, better route efficiency and faster delivery. The end result is a streamlined supply chain and better logistics, which saves you money and allows you to provide a better customer experience to your clients while protecting your brand reputation.
Access to Orion’s data is via a website with an HTML 5 front end, so that it looks great an is easy to view on anything from a desktop to an iPhone. An interesting note on the software is that the data can be fed back and integrated, via an API, into your other existing management systems. The Oil and Gas companies, for example, refer to this as a ‘daily global audit’.
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Orion is designed to prevent waste throughout your supply chain and make everything faster and more efficient. This reduces your carbon footprint so you can meet your environmental goals more easily.
You may already be checking for optimum routes for transporting assets, goods and people throughout your supply chain. However, in the case of recovering and reusing empty pallets, what appears to be the optimum route may actually be causing you to lose or abandon containers and pallets, which negatively impacts your top and bottom lines. This is because drivers usually only pick up empty containers at the last stop on their route so that they don’t have to unload heavy full containers in order to load the empty ones. Orion can give you useful insights into where your empty containers are and then work out a sub-optimal route for your driver to take, once or twice a month, to pick up more of your empty containers for reuse. Over time this greatly increases asset life and saves your business a great deal of money.