Crystal Ball launches asset tracking and partners MoCo

Crystal Ball has added asset tracking to its portfolio of live web based tracking solutions called Vigilo.

Vigilo, is latin for ‘be vigilant’ and specifically targets high value assets that need to be monitored at all times. This presents a massive opportunity for resellers to penetrate this untapped market.

There are hundreds of thousands of highly valuable business assets costing millions of pounds such as trailers, JCB diggers, cranes and tractors which are often left unattended in remote places and highly prone to being stolen, said Crystal Ball. HGV trailers have up until now presented a significant problem where tracking is concerned, as they only have access to a power supply when connected to the ‘tractor unit’.

The rugged merlin 800 is an intelligent GPS tracking device which overcomes this problem. It boasts an internal lithium ion polymer battery which can last up to three years without a recharge, subject to rates of transmission. In addition the merlin 800 carries an IP67 rating which means the unit is dustproof and waterproof to a depth of 1m, making the unit ideal for use within harsh environments.

Vigilo is available on a purchase, lease and on Crystal Ball’s freedom rental option with prices starting from just £12 per month. With freedom there is only a three month minimum term, no notice period and no termination penalties for the customers.

Crystal Ball Sales Director Andrew Smith said: “Asset tracking is really another huge opportunity for resellers, in this high growth untapped market. Once you start looking at the numbers involved you instantly begin to see the potential of this product. We have a number of resellers who are enjoying high levels of success by leading with tracking products and then being able to cross sell their existing product range.

“We’re giving dealers up to £185 per unit for asset tracking, so there really is massive potential to make this a notable source of revenue. All dealers have to do is to sell the product, as there are no stock requirements and all installations are managed by Crystal Ball. The icing on the cake is there is no chance of clawback of commission; it really is that simple.”

From April 2010, MoCo, the Kent based distributor, has added Crystal Ball products to their Portfolio. Ian Robinson, managing director MoCo, commented: “We are delighted to be teaming up with Crystal Ball. They already have a notable presence in the marketplace and offer a fully comprehensive support package to the dealer community. We wanted to add tracking to our portfolio so that our dealers could benefit from this growth market.”