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Latin America employs IoT for smarter businesses and safer societies

19 April, 2019
Olga Voytikhovich

Transport telematics market in Latin America with its 6 mln connected vehicles (for reference, in Russia they have 3,7 mln) is developing at lightning speed. Businesses in this region were historically more concerned with security issues and basic monitoring. However, the situation is changing, the number of connected vehicles is shooting up, and ‘IoT’ becomes not just a trendy word. Gurtam is also a trendsetter – apart from video surveillance, fuel control, solutions for public transportation, and delivery services implementation, our partners deliver prominent projects in the Internet of things area. Here is what each integrator can do with Wialon.

Shape smart healthcare 

In Argentina, the company provides software to enhance the transportation of blood samples from collection centers to the laboratory. At any time, they know how many samples are transported within the city, their origin, and where the drivers will be next minute. 

This is not the only medical project on Wialon by the way. In another part of the globe, South Asia, our partner helps control pharmaceuticals transportation, monitor temperature and humidity in a high tech lab for heart surgeons, make sure nurses provide quality care for patients.

Build digital walls instead of prisons

In Mexico, the developer offers solutions to track offenders 24/7. Citizens of Nuevo Leon securely live near lawbreakers on parole. Locals know – police officers follow each step of the convicted, limit their movements within specified areas, and are alerted automatically when something happens. 

Interconnect river transport

In Peru, the platform by Gurtam is used to curb drug trafficking, weapon smuggling, and illegal tree felling in the Amazon. As a rule, such cargo is transported by river vessels. That’s why SIMTRACK agency responsible for river transportation in the country creates vessel registers and manages navigation permits for the area immediately based on telematics data. It also gets reports on vessels location, routes, stops, and cargo. The data is updated every 15 minutes.

Create Uber-like transportation service

Gurtam stands by introducing it in Colombia. The service features maximum precise positioning data, so drivers and customers find each other in the most unfavorable conditions, follow the fastest routes, and stay ever connected.

On May 7-9, Gurtam heads for Mexico to address fuel and cargo thefts that curb the growth of local businesses. We will meet partners and potential clients at Expo Seguridad México, the largest security exhibition in the region.


Esteban Hunt, Gurtam’s Head of Business Development for Latin America

“Gurtam adapts IoT and telematics in transportation, healthcare, security, and utilities throughout LATAM. At the expo, Gurtam will co-exhibit with partner-companies that make all these projects happen – hardware manufacturers, software developers, connectivity providers, and local system integrators – to assemble end-to-end telematics solutions for every visitor of our booth that grew tenfold this year!”

Look forward to meeting you at Expo Seguridad!


Olga Voytikhovich
Olga Voytikhovich
Olga is a content editor at Gurtam. She proofreads and reviews other authors' materials, also writes about Gurtam products, presents partner use cases in the best way possible, and tells about the system updates. In fact, Olga helps out with the content of almost all Gurtam resources.


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