HOOPO LAUNCHES MOBILE ACCESS POINTS FOR NME TRACKING
APRIL 29, 2020
Hoopo Systems, a provider of low-power tracking solutions, has announced the launch of its novel Mobile Access Point.
The new product has the ability to transform existing GSE into a mobile, wide-area infrastructure, providing connectivity for the hoopoSense trackers mounted on non-motorised equipment.
One of the most significant challenges in implementing a LPWA (low-power, wide-area) tracking solution in airports is the required infrastructure. Depending on the specific technology, a high density of gateways is sometimes necessary for establishing reliable coverage. Because of the many regulations in the aviation industry, deployment of assets on airport real estate can be quite challenging. This can result in an unfortunate cycle that delays deployments of different asset tracking systems in many airport environments.
The hoopo team, however, has developed a creative solution to overcome this obstacle. The Mobile Access Point is a miniature access point, powered by motorised GSE to create low-power, wide-area coverage without using any airport real estate. Because of this, the Mobile Access Point enables a quick trial set-up for testing the cost-effectiveness of tracking technologies. There is also the ability to deploy a demo system that allows ground handlers and airport authorities to experience innovative technologies for optimising fleet utilisation and operational efficiency. Additionally, in a full system roll-out, the Mobile Access Point decreases the number of fixed gateways required for system connectivity, thus reducing the total ownership cost.