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Suite of Samsara technologies help companies track assets, train, and automate workflows

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Samsara has introduced new products and solutions at its Beyond conference. The introductions include a data-driven training solution, an automated workflow digitalization program, an asset tracking tag, and new features for its Smart Trailer technology.

"Our customers keep the world running. They have large, complex operations that are asset and labour-intensive, and data and AI are helping them solve their unique challenges," said Sanjit Biswas, CEO and co-founder at Samsara. "AI-driven insights are transforming our customers' operations, keeping their frontline workers safe and saving their organizations millions of dollars. We are proud to partner with our customers to help them operate smarter."

The scale of Samsara's Connected Operations Cloud is already contributing to improvements for contractors and the communities they serve. In one year alone, Samsara says that it has helped prevent over 200,000 crashes, digitized 230 million workflows, and reduced 3 billion pounds of CO2 emissions.

Creating safer jobs for frontline workers

Samsara has already launched several safety products to create safer jobs for frontline workers. These include Virtual Coach, which helps drivers self-coach in the field, and new AI detections currently rolling out to companies for drowsiness, forward collisions, and lane departures, which alert drivers of risky behaviours.

Samsara has launched new solutions to further this commitment to safety and efficiency:

  • Connected Training: Despite being one of the most dangerous industries with millions of injuries each year, the transportation sector lacks modernized training methods that are customized and adaptable for their work environments. With Connected Training, companies can have a data-driven training experience designed for remote learning via the Samsara Driver App. Managers can upskill their workforce by consolidating all training within the Samsara platform and connecting with existing workflows for a seamless employee experience.
  • Connected Workflows: Last year, Samsara introduced Connected Forms to digitize paper processes for physical operations. Today, the company introduced a new product, Connected Workflows, which goes beyond form digitization to orchestrating multi-step workflows. Connected Workflows can automatically assign forms, manage approvals, and create tasks based on contextual insights, like entering a geofence or detecting a vehicle crash. Now every department – from operations to HR – can automate workflows to make work safer and easier for frontline employees and administrators.

NexTier Completion Solutions is a provider of well completion and production services in the U.S., including hydraulic fracturing, wireline operations, and oilfield logistics. As the organization experienced rapid growth, it began to suffer from siloed systems and operational inefficiencies. With Samsara, they found a solution that allowed them to improve safety performance with streamlined workflows and consolidate data into a single platform.

"Automating critical workflows and building our safety checklist with Samsara has given us results that we could only dream of," said Renee Merchant, DOT fleet systems lead at NexTier. "Drivers not only complete the forms faster, but the information is more accurate than ever before."

New Smart Trailer features

Samsara has introduced new next-generation Smart Trailer features to help companies run safer, more efficient trailer operations. For example, Trailer Telematics will allow fleets to diagnose anti-lock braking system (ABS) issues and electrical power failures. As a result, they can optimize trailer maintenance, keep drivers safe, and maintain high compliance, safety, and accountability (CSA) scores. In addition, new driver efficiency tools from Samsara will help save time and reduce costs by minimizing manual errors.

"We are helping our customers get data from every corner of their operations – from small assets to large equipment to paperless workflows. More data means new insights to help customers improve their operations," said Kiren Sekar, chief product officer at Samsara. "Everything we announced today at Beyond will give our customers additional tools to make the jobs of their frontline workers better and safer."

Samsara Asset Tag

As sensors get more sophisticated, smaller, and easier to install, telematics have also expanded. It's now possible to connect almost anything to the cloud, whether it's trailers, tools, or equipment.

Samsara has launched an Asset Tag built around this connectivity. Samsara's Asset Tag was designed to meet the demands for tracking and managing small, high-value assets. It leverages Samsara's network of devices to help organizations minimize their downtime spent searching for lost or stolen items, reduce associated costs, and simplify inventory management.

By connecting critical assets to the cloud, companies can capture and analyze location insights to improve operational efficiency.

The Pike Corporation, a provider of infrastructure solutions for electric and gas utility companies within the United States, uses the Samsara platform across vehicle telematics, video-based safety, and asset tracking to connect their operations. Most recently, Pike has begun testing Samsara's Asset Tag to help recover misplaced or lost tools and equipment and accurately track safety PPE to comply with annual OSHA testing requirements.

"We have several high-value assets like service gloves and electrical grounds that don't have serial numbers, but still need to be tracked, managed, and inspected to remain compliant," said James Banner, senior vice president of administration at Pike Electric. "Previously misplaced equipment would take us weeks to locate and if lost entirely, cost up to a million dollars to replace annually. With Samsara's Asset Tags, we are hoping to minimize this downtime, cut costs, and digitize manual inspection processes – all while keeping our employees safe and efficient. We're just getting started with this technology and I look forward to seeing what else it can do."

With the Samsara Asset Tag, organizations can expect to:

  • Prevent loss and recover stolen assets with location-tracking technology powered by Samsara's vast network of gateways.
  • Reduce downtime and boost productivity by sharing asset locations with technicians in the field via the Samsara Driver App and avoid service disruptions with Inventory Filtering, which pulls a summary of assets and applies filters to identify which tools are in close proximity.
  • Better manage inventory and increase operational efficiency with a  dashboard and easy-to-use reporting.

Location tracking capabilities within the Asset Tag are enabled by the Samsara Network. This network coverage powered by Samsara devices utilizes BLE technology and offers reliability designed to withstand the complex environments of physical operations.

Asset Tag is shipping now to companies across North America and Europe.

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