Indonesian tech startup PT. Lacak Cipta Aktual (Lacak.io) eyes the acceleration on Industry 4.0 in the island archipelago by providing IoT applications that increase service efficiency in areas such as mining – without breaking the bank.
Land access to rural areas has been the most critical issues in the mining sector. Connectivity issues as well as mining maps that are not up-to-date hinder effectiveness in operations. Lacak.io's Fleet Management System helps map optimal routes for deliveries with the aid of GPS-enabled sensors and geofencing. Fuel usage and loads are optimised with Lacak.io's fuel and axle load sensors that immediately send fleet information to headquarters.
"IoT and other Industry 4.0 technologies must augment human work that is the lifeblood of cities, such as responsive emergency services and up-to-date communication with communities and businesses,” said Fariz Iskandar, founder and CEO of Lacak.io.
The startup is supporting the government's "100 Smart Cities Movement" by making it easy and cost-effective for Indonesian cities to adopt IoT across various sectors.
According to Iskandar, his company’s fleet and field service management solutions are easily translatable to industries where transportation and worker resource allocations are key, such as mining, plantations, and the public sector.
"Data collected is automatically managed using Big Data, blockchain and cloud technologies towards improving scheduling and loading. Soon, we will no longer see long queues of overloaded mining trucks at ports or plants," Fariz said.
Field service management solution to enhance public service processes
Meaningful digitisation initiatives are also applied to the government officials and public sector, such as using Lacak.io's smart technology to help schedule public transport resources, while maximising fuel usage.
"We apply Field Service Management (FSM) solution to encourage accountability and transparency in government, ensuring local government workers respond efficiently to citizen complaints, complete needful repairs or escalate issues to relevant agencies in line with client charters," added Fariz.
With FSM solution, Lacak.io also validates data using blockchain in multi finance sectors, while offering companies an on-premise solution that keeps customer data onsite. Besides protecting data, it also reduces the risk of human error in inputting data, while freeing up workers to do more productive efforts such as case management.
Digitising agriculture to help accelerate smart farming
The second largest contributor to Indonesia's economy is the agriculture, yet its labour-intensive nature and dependence on millions of smallholder farmers require IoT that improve farming and harvesting efficiency.
Backed by Big Data, Lacak.io's smart farming technology improves productivity by digitizing the plantation process from fertilisation to harvest time while monitoring crop and yields using dedicated sensors that measure light, humidity, temperature, and soil moisture.
For deliveries, Lacak.io's GPS vehicle tracking helps farmers manage fleets and monitor cold storage trucks to ensure that their produce remains fresh at all times.
"Lacak.io is ready to aid these transformations, backed by our fleet and field service management solutions that make IoT onboarding a breeze while saving costs and gleaning meaningful data that influence organisational decision-making," Fariz said.