What Is TraqNet?

TraqNet serves battery powered international tracking devices particularly well, due to low power consumption and global coverage with no roaming fees, but TraqNet also works with any sensor driven IoT device. TraqNet uses low bandwidth USSD communication to achieve 2-3 times lower power consumption compared with data communication. Coverage spans over 190+ countries on over 550 networks.

What Is TraqNet?

TraqNet serves battery powered international tracking devices particularly well, due to low power consumption and global coverage with no roaming fees, but TraqNet also works with any sensor driven IoT device. TraqNet uses low bandwidth USSD communication to achieve 2-3 times lower power consumption compared with data communication. Coverage spans over 190+ countries on over 550 networks.

Connectivity Service

TraqNet’s core function is providing connectivity service between tracking devices and the internet. Additional support services include hardware design and manufacturing as well as IT services. More about additional services can be found below.

Connecting Devices to the Internet

TraqNet works with a normal mobile phone SIM card (full, micro, or nano size available) or an e-sim IC chip to connect devices with mobile phone networks around the world. One of the unique features of TraqNet is that there is no roaming fee or extra charges for any international use. The globe is one home network, roaming costs do not exist.

The difference between TraqNet and standard mobile connectivity is that TraqNet uses USSD short messaging that uses the voice channel, and doesn’t require a more power hungry data connection. Never needing to connect to GPRS, 3G, or 4G data greatly reduces battery consumption. Instead of charging by megabyte or gigabyte of data TraqNet charges by message.

SIM Connectivity

  • Global IoT connectivity service
  • TraqNet SIM Management Portal for connectivity management
  • Client uses their own own back end
  • Client uses their own front end

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Standard service level is perfect for clients who have their own devices and IT systems. Any existing IT platform and can work with TraqNet. TraqNet communicates with backends using HTTP POST request.

TraqNet SIM Management Portal – Connectivity Management Tool

The SIM Management Portal manages bilateral communication transfer between an IoT backend (aka server) and an IoT device (aka smart or connected device).

TraqNet’s SIM Management Portal allows management and monitoring SIMs. Features include:

  • Payload routing between device and your backend
  • Activation and Deactivation of SIM
  • Enhanced security features
  • Payment and usage reports
  • Manage multiple backends
  • Bulk connection management
  • Order more SIM cards

Software Service

TraqNet offers a robust IoT backend and front end (mobile APP and web interface) tailored for tracking devices.  The front end is available for white label branding, so your customers only see your brand.

Tracking/IoT Platform

TraqNet offers a white label IT solution for companies that would like a turnkey IoT solution. Third party platforms are also an option.

The Tracking Platform is comprised of 2 parts:

  1. A backend used for processing data from a tracking/IoT device, and
  2. A front end mobile app and web interface which displays the data.

TraqNet’s Tracking Platform integrates many popular features for tracking devices such as:

  • Custom shape geo-fencing
  • Display location based on Wi-Fi and GSM triangulation
  • Display location based on GPS
  • Scheduled reporting
  • On-demand reporting
  • Bi-directional message receipt confirmation
  • Post location updates to facebook
  • Payment integration
  • Audio alerts for device
  • Sensor (de)activation and reporting

Custom features can be added free of charge for clients with over 10k SIMs.

IoT Connectivity Protocols

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Additional Service Levels

What’s included in different services:

* Standard

As outlined in the Standard Service section.

**Premium

IoT Platform + Connectivity

  • TraqNet’s backend supplies the data to front end.
  • Client designs their own front end(s) -> brand fully controls their own UI and interaction/relationship with end user
  • Front end interfaces with TraqNet server for two way communication with hardware.
  • Use of tracking platform costs 25% of the basic monthly fee plus a setup charge of $2500. Orders of 10k SIM’s or more waive setup fee.

Pricing details here.

**Premium Plus

Front end + IoT Platform + Connectivity

  • Complete IoT platform solution.
  • Data pulled from TraqNet’s backend.
  • Complete front end suite provided (Android+iOS Apps and web interface)
  • UI template provided, can be branded (end user sees our customer’s brand name, not TraqNet).
  • Tailored for a brand that want to focus exclusively on sales, marketing, and brand building
  • No need for maintaining internal IT/Engineering resources.
  • Use of front end costs 40% of the basic monthly fee plus a setup charge of $2500. Orders of 10k SIM’s or more waive setup fee.

Pricing details here.

Hardware Service

There are three easy options to develop new hardware or find existing hardware that’s powered by TraqNet.

Hardware Development by Hatch

TraqNet is operated in conjunction with Hatch International Limited, a company that manufactures tech hardware, including tracking devices. Hatch may be a suitable supplier of hardware for clients who would like to get custom tracking devices made. Hatch operates independently from TraqNet and TraqNet clients are not obligated to use Hatch to make hardware.

Hardware Development by TraqNet Certified Vendor

In order to give clients choices of hardware suppliers, create a competitive landscape, and provide faster turn around times TraqNet has identified qualified development and manufacturing partners to assist clients with making hardware or providing existing hardware. TraqNet partners receive training on designing hardware that’s compatible with TraqNet.

Hardware Development by Client

TraqNet clients who want to make their own hardware will get tech support documentation from TraqNet to help with designing their own product and also, if requested, an introduction to a certified design partner that can assist with design and manufacturing, which is very useful for taking a product to mass production.