Nov 28, 2011 (LBO) – Sri Lankan celco Dialog Axiata is supplying asset tracking services using satellites for rice millers in the main north-central cultivation region that allows monitoring of vehicle movements and their cargoes. Suresh Sidhu, group chief officer for enterprise and global business of Dialog Axiata, said they had supplied rice millers in Polonnaruwa who wanted to use the technology to monitor their trucking fleets.
“They can even check the weight of the cargo by remote control en route,” he told a forum organised by the company.
Rice millers can use the tracking systems with global positioning system satellite navigation technology to even check if there had been pilferage during transit.
“For instance, they can use the technology to see if the load of rice is lighter when it gets to Colombo,” Sidhu said.
The asset tracking system can also be used by the state-run transport service to monitor its fleet of buses and the behaviour of drivers, Sidhu said.
“They can use it to check which bus driver is on time, who’s speeding.”
Sidhu said asset tracking was one of the new ways in which use of mobile phone technology is growing.
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