Aeris is collaborating with TracPlus, a global tracking, communication and collaboration solutions provider, to offer an IoT connectivity solution that allows TracPlus and its customers to track their personnel and physical assets in real time.

The Aeris® IoT Services platform is being used by TracPlus to allow companies and organizations to monitor and communicate with personnel fighting fires, performing rescue missions, installing powerlines, saving vessels and providing other land, sea and air services. Aeris IoT Connectivity services offer many innovative features that allow TracPlus to improve its service delivery and increase service radius.

“Our customers operate in harm’s way and in the service of others, ” saidChris Hinch, Founder and Chief Innovation Officer, TracPlus. “As such, we need partners who meet our standards of availability, reliability and excellence in customer service. Aeris have made it easy for us to deliver cost-effective and reliable cellular IoT connectivity to our customers in North America, and we look forward to expanding our range of services through this relationship.”

TracPlus is an established and proven global service providing real-time tracking, event and messaging with personnel using vehicles, vessels and aircraft. TracPlus solutions span desktop, web and mobile platforms.

Aviation Services Unlimited of Rome, N.Y. uses TracPlus’ solution to track its helicopters and provide aerial services to utility companies, inspect and maintain electric transmission lines, patrol ground-over-gas lines and provide emergency services during power outages.

“We selected TracPlus because it allows us to track our assets in real time, which is mission critical when working with our staff and providing our aviation services,” said Mike Slattery, General Manager and Chief Pilot, Aviation Services Unlimited. “TracPlus provides excellent customer service and support. I can sleep at night knowing that TracPlus’ tracking and communication solution, enabled by Aeris, is helping us monitor and manage our two most important assets, personnel and helicopters.”

TracPlus was founded by Chris Hinch following a tragedy in May 2003 off New Zealand’s North Otago coastline when a fishing vessel carrying five passengers capsized. Three perished due to a record-keeping error at the national search and rescue headquarters that sent a rescue aircraft approximately two and half hours away instead of dispatching a helicopter located 20 minutes away. TracPlus has offices in USA, New Zealand and Chile, and serves customers in over 35 countries.

“Aeris is an Internet of Things industry leader and through our work with TracPlus we can allow their customers the opportunity to track in real time their most important assets, personnel and equipment,” said Christina Richards, Vice President of Global Marketing, Aeris. “The Aeris IoT Services platform is built for IoT and has been globally tested at scale. For more than a decade, we have unlocked IoT value for businesses and look forward to helping TracPlus be the preeminent provider of real-time tracking of assets by land, sea and air.”