Mobile unit and system having integrated mapping, communications and tracking

  • US 8,099,235 B2
  • Filed: 06/27/2011
  • Issued: 01/17/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/24/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An apparatus, comprising:

  • a tracking module configured to receive an indication of a status of an asset, the tracking module being collocated with the asset; and

    a communication module configured to facilitate a communication with a computing device remote from the asset using at least two distinct communication modes, the communication module configured to send a signal to the computing device using a communication mode from the at least two distinct communication modes, the communication module configured to select the communication mode automatically based on the indication of the status of the asset.

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