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Powertel Unpacks IoT Business… Introduces Vehicle Tracking and Fleet Management Solutions


Powertel Unpacks IoT Business… Introduces Vehicle Tracking and Fleet Management Solutions

Powertel Communications, recently accorded the 2nd Best ICT Company of the Year for 2017 at the ZIA Zimbabwe Investor Awards, has launched a state-of-the-art communication solution for vehicle tracking and fleet management under its broad product category of Internet of Things (IOT). This new innovation has been branded ‘PowerTrack’.

Unlike the usual car tracking system, Powertel’s PowerTrack system offers the full fleet management package ideal for use by administration managers with a large pool of vehicles to monitor in their organizations.

Fleet Management is a comprehensive, vehicle, driver and goods monitoring, control and management. It’s an effective low-cost operation for fleet and logistic operators, corporate organizations and agencies, Government agencies and transport companies. Powertrack comes with some of the following capabilities:-

  • Real-time GPS location, fuel monitoring, and driver behavior monitoring
  • Real-time alerts via SMS and email platforms
  • Geo-fencing- notifications on entrance and exit
  • Stolen vehicle recovery
  • Interactive Communication
  • Accident reports
  • Over speeding perpetual notification
  • Analysis of fleet KPI’s via a visual dashboard
  • Roaming and Panic button

In addition, in the case of buffering in areas of low connectivity, the system offers a Flash Storage as a backup plan. The Marketing Manager- Mr Prosper Mutswiri enthused, ‘We have full confidence of the PowerTrack Fleet Management solution in providing visibility of your vehicles anywhere in Zimbabwe and beyond the border into the region.  It is a must-have solution as it offers any business a plethora of benefits. These include:-

  • Reduced operating cost through real-time monitoring, fuel management and driver behavior monitoring, geo-fencing etc
  • Reduced risk of vehicle abuse and loss/ theft
  • Increased productivity

The added assurance is that when you subscribe to Powertrack, you will have not only reliable and efficient services, but aftersales support 24/7.’  The service comes with a web domain- that one can access even without internet connection and subscribers to the service can download the Powertrack mobile application available for Android and also on Appstore.

Powertel Communications- a subsidiary of the ZESA Holdings Group- is a leading Internet Access Provider servicing both the business and consumer markets with a host of services including mobile and fixed broadband, mobile and fixed voice solutions offered through Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) on 08611 network, Carrier services, and Virtual Private Networking. The company is also the aggregator of the Powerplus prepaid electricity topup system in Zimbabwe. Recently the company made the news having introduced Powerplus Prepaid Electricity Scratch cards and till point vouchers which are now available at Petrotrade Service Station and within OK/Bon Marche/ Ok Mart outlets throughout the country. More distribution partners are expected to come on board with this option as it allows anyone to purchase the Powerplus scratch card or till voucher and topup on any meter.

To subscribe to Powertrack and the host of Powertel’s products and services, send an email to or call on 08611208028/35/53/54/125.

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