Lockhouse will use a few key attributes of a cylinder (including serial number and other
properties) to uniquely identify assets with a readable code. This code then becomes the Passport Tag™ for that cylinder, which accesses a web-based application containing updatable information about each asset in real time. Manufacturers and owners can add important critical information, and can receive feedback and GPS coordinates of the asset from the operator.
Tim Fusco, TrackAbout’s CEO, likes to call Lockhouse a “virtual neck ring.” Since its inception, the industrial gas industry had used neck rings and other markings on cylinders and other packaged gas containers to indicate ownership. With so many acquisitions among packaged gas suppliers over the years, today neck rings are not always correct or useful. Lockhouse is a Virtual Neck Ring that indicates ownership and links to dynamic critical safety and inspection information as well as any other information that the owner wants to make public.
Headquartered in Albuquerque, Argyle Welding Supply is a family-owned wholesale distributor of industrial, medical and specialty gases, welding equipment and supplies, with branches in Las Cruces (New Mexico) and El Paso (Texas).
Despite its success in the market, the company had still been faced with challenges; a lack of reliable data to provide accurate billing, resolve customer disputes and account for cylinders had a negative financial impact.
Partnership Offers Affordable Telemetry System to Industrial Gas Distributors
TrackAbout, a worldwide technology leader in asset tracking and management for the packaged gas industry, announced it formed a referral partnership with Vendor Managed Gas (VMG) to provide TrackAbout customers with remote access to cylinder levels, level alerts, temperature, and usage charts for high pressure and liquid cylinders. Continue reading →
Asset Tracking Software Integrates with Epicor, Sage, Infor and TECSYS Systems
TrackAbout, a technology leader in asset tracking and management for the packaged gas industry, announced that three North American distributors recently selected TrackAbout to integrate cylinder tracking data with their respective business management software solutions. Continue reading →
Westbury, NY-based General Welding Supply is a wholesale distributor of industrial, medical, specialty, and cryogenic gases as well as a full line of welding supplies. Family owned and operated since 1923, employees share a commitment to providing customers throughout the Long Island-Greater New York Metro area with quality goods and services at the best value. They also recognize a vested interest in the wellbeing and safety of their local communities.
Prior to implementing an asset tracking software solution, the company experienced issues familiar to packaged gas distributors such as lost cylinders, rental disputes, billing mistakes, and manual errors. In addition to being a challenge to their operation, these issues also were a potential threat to customer relationships.
TrackAbout, a worldwide provider of physical portable asset tracking solutions, announced the promotion of Jessica Wolbert to Project Manager.
In this new role, Wolbert will consult with TrackAbout clients to analyze business processes and identify technical requirements to ensure full utilization of the TrackAbout solution. She also will work closely with TrackAbout’s product management team to provide direction for the company’s Android and iOS applications as well as long term product development. Continue reading →