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Reaching to the cloud

By Max Perry,

Member of the Board

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In the year 2005, when the average internet speed around the world was less than 1 Mbps, the concept of SaaS (Software as a Service) or cloud computing were not available yet. AWS (Amazon Web Services) was not yet available and most of the information technology solutions were offered as local software, processing and storage of information that was provided by IoT (Internet if Things) or M2M (Machine to Machine) units had to be done on local servers, which required setup and support of complex local servers at various locations at the client site with high setup and maintenance costs. Setup of a new location, required physical presence of the technical team, meaning that each time a new location was setup, a team had to be flown to the client location, local installation of data centers and servers, local management of software versions and drivers and backup servers. Then, just like today, the company’s engineers thought in a revolutionary way with a vision to the future. They began the development of a first of a kind system that allowed the clients to receive full fleet management and security system services without the need of investing in local servers setup and maintenance. The entire system was setup and maintained on the Helios cloud servers. Making Helios Tracker an active participant in the cloud revolution, developing the Helios Tracker Online, the system was officially launched in 2007 and was one of the first commercially available WEB based fleet management systems.

Helios Tracker online has truly revolutionized the fleet management market and offered any client around the world, regardless of his size or location, to setup a new business offering a wide variety of fleet management services with minimal cost involved without any need of setup and support of local servers. In addition to the fact that the system managed all databases in the cloud, the system offered all clients an advanced map platform with wide variety of map types available to the clients, everything was available online and updated in real time. Each time a new map was available, it was available to all clients, there was no longer any need for local deployment. In addition, the system supported 37 different languages, allowing clients from one country to offer services to customers in surrounding countries.

Helios Tracker Online advanced feature alongside with very friendly UI (User Interface) allowed Helios Tracker to setup local partners in 57 different countries in a very short time. Since 2007 up until today, the Helios Tracker Online system has been constantly evolving and developing, we have developed interfaces to a wide portfolio of IoT and tracking devices, while maintaining the highest standards of security and up time, up time of over 99.99% and extremely user-friendly interface. This is an efficient and reliable workhorse, in the traditional sense.

Today, the Helios Tracker Online, used for the management of millions of assets and devices around the

world with hundreds of thousands of users. Available in any OS (Operation System) platform such as

Android and iOS or any standard WEB browser. Helios tracker online offers the user access to various global providers of maps: Google maps, OpenStreet maps and Yandex maps, it includes sophisticated business analytics modules and features that help fleet owners to improve their fleet efficiency.

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