George Ecker, CEO
“Today, IoT is an exciting trend because of the dramatically expanding number of smart devices, the ability to combine these devices into one system, and the low cost of implementation,” says George Ecker, CEO, Nova Mobile Systems. As Ecker realized the power of IoT to transform every sphere of life, he founded Nova Mobile Systems, a company that manages IoT assets using a dynamic internet based software platform. The core idea behind Nova’s inception was to accumulate data from various sources and combine them together to offer clients the benefit of integrated services, all being offered by a single provider.
"Our entire product range connects together within our system and can be accessed from anywhere via the internet or connect outside the NovaAssure system through our APIs"
While organizations can gain some degree of operational efficiency and heightened accountability with limited systems such as vehicle tracking, the real benefits are realized when management has access to combined data sources that give true decision making capabilities. Nova’s IoT system combines GPS location with vehicular video, specialized mobile applications and sensors such as temperature monitoring. “This is where the Nova Assure system comes in,” states Ecker, “to provide a comprehensive system offering a view of real time and historical data from various sources including sensors, GPS, video, data capture from mobile applications, RFID, and barcode.”
We work with the total business ecosystem including facilities based operations management, vehicular based management, and the combination of the two
“We work with the total business ecosystem including facilities based operations management, vehicular based management, and the combination of the two,” states Ecker. Taking fleet management as an example, the company adds their video solutions suite, Video Assure, to the standard location based systems, delivering not only driver behavior alerts for speeding, harsh braking, harsh acceleration but also the reasons for these alerts. With Video Assure, managers can view inside and outside the vehicle in real-time and pull historical records when needed. “This is what we strive to deliver—actionable intelligence,” he adds.
“Our entire product range connects together within our system and can be accessed from anywhere via the internet or connect outside the NovaAssure system through our APIs,” says Ecker. “Once we engage with a customer and understand their needs, we select the most suitable solution from these products and implement them quickly.”
“Our IoT systems bridge the gap between facilities needs such as inventory management, HVAC, manufactured goods status, air quality and also vehicles and field management, offering products using the LoRA network. We are witnessing an immense need of these devices and are able to facilitate this because of the shared standards in communications and IoT,” he concludes.