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Intelligent inventory management: TrackMyTools by Bosch for professionals Know where your tools are at all times

  • Quick, up-to-date overview of all the equipment in your company
  • Efficient inventory management by means of server-based data storage
  • Combined use of a Bluetooth module, web app and mobile app
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  • August 17, 2015
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TrackMyTools – intelligent inventory management made by Bosch. The server-based solution for managing and locating equipment within a business will be available from October onwards and offers two significant benefits: Firstly, TrackMyTools gives inventory managers access to all the required data on the company's inventory whenever they need it. Secondly, it lets tradespeople know where their tools are at all times, and tells them whether they have all the necessary equipment with them when they are about to attend a call-out or go on site. Therefore no tools are lost, there's no need to search and no time is wasted: TrackMyTools optimizes the workflow, saves time and increases a business's productivity.

How does TrackMyTool" work?
Bosch not only has taken advantage of the ability to connect electronic devices to the Internet, but also of the increasing use of smartphones in order to provide professionals with innovative solutions and products. Examples of this include the Bosch Toolbox app and the connected GLM 100 C Professional laser measure. With TrackMyTools, Bosch is making one step further. This system solution comprises three components: The battery-operated GCC 30 TrackTag Professional Bluetooth module, the web app for PCs and laptops, and the TrackMyTools mobile app for smartphones and tablets.

Hardware: the GCC 30 TrackTag Professional Bluetooth module
The small (34 x 32 mm and lightweight (18 g) GCC 30 TrackTag Professional Bluetooth module can be permanently affixed to any piece of equipment using the two-component adhesive provided, e.g. attach it to your tools, the L-Boxx or an accessories case. The accessory GCA 30-9 Professional is available for wired devices. This allows the module to be easily secured to the cable. Every eight seconds, the module sends out a Bluetooth low-energy signal. Smartphones and tablets that have the TrackMyTools mobile app installed pick up this signal within a radius of up to 30 metres and send it to the server, along with time data, user data and the most recent location data for the piece of equipment.

Software for inventory managers: the web app for PCs and laptops
The web app for PCs and laptops provides inventory managers with access to the software, which is used to manage all the equipment. To set this up, inventory managers must log into TrackMyTools online, as a one-off activity manually enter the details of all the tools and equipment into the system, and then pair each of these with a GCC 30 TrackTag Professional. The system makes it easy for them to then assign these tools and equipment to employees and retrieve all the information required for planning jobs from the server. Inventory managers are able to keep track of which employee has which piece of equipment at all times. This optimizes inventory management and minimizes the amount of lost time due to overcomplicated working practices, and prevents the kind of errors that arise as a result of manually maintaining inventory lists.

For employees: the TrackMyTools mobile app for smartphones and tablets
The mobile app provides employees with access to the software. Once a user account has been created for them, they can access TrackMyTools wherever they are from a smartphone or tablet to check whether all the tools they require are nearby. If a piece of equipment has been lost, it can be located by identifying the location to which it was last tracked. If a tool fails when in use at the work site, all the employee has to do is report this via the app and the inventory manager can then set about organizing a replacement. In addition to the employee's own equipment, they can also see what equipment their colleagues are using. This allows employees to quickly check amongst one another whether the tool they require can be loaned to them by a colleague.

TrackMyTools will be available at specialist retail outlets from October 2015.
GCC 30 TrackTag Professional Bluetooth module:
  • 10 units for €149,
  • 50 units for €749,
  • 100 units for €1490.
The scope of supply includes one button cell for each module, one key for changing the button cells, and the two-component adhesive.

Accessory GCA 30-9 Professional for wired devices:
  • 10 units for €14.
A TrackMyTool" service package is also required. There is a choice of service packages for managing equipment, depending on requirements and the size of the business:
  • “Basic” for up to 100 modules: €30/month with no minimum contractual term or €25/month with a 12-month contract,
  • ”Smart” for up to 250 modules: €73/month with no minimum contractual term or €59/month with a 12-month contract,
  • “Plus” for up to 400 modules: €110/month with no minimum contractual term or €93/month with a 12-month contract.
  • “Premium” for more than 400 modules: Price on request.
There is no limit to the number of users who can use the web app and mobile app. The TrackMyTools service packages will also be available from October 2015 from the online shop at www.bosch-trackmytools.com.
All prices are recommended retail prices excluding VAT.

 Specifications GCC 30 TrackTag Professional module
 Technology Bluetooth low energy
 Battery CR 2032
 Battery life 3 years*
 IP rating/impact protection classification IP 67/IK 04
 Dimensions (height x length x width) 34.4 x 32.5 x 13 mm
 Weight 18 g
*Depending on environmental factors such as the ambient temperature

 Specifications TrackMyTools web app
 Suitable operating systems • Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1
 • Linux Mint 17, Ubuntu 14.10, Debian
   GNU/Linux 7.0, Mageia 4, Fedora 21
 • MacOS 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10
 Suitable browsers • Firefox: Version 20+
 • Internet Explorer: Version 9+
 • Google Chrome: Version 26+
 • Safari: Version 7.0+

 Specifications TrackMyTool" mobile app
 Suitable operating systems iOS 7 and above, Android 4.3 and above

Contact person for press inquiries:
Robert Bosch GmbH
Martin Steinlehner
Phone: +49 711 758-3132
e-mail: Martin.Steinlehner@de.bosch.com

The Power Tools Division of the Bosch Group is one of the world’s leading providers for power tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2015, its roughly 20,000 associates generated sales of 4.5 billion euros, about 85 percent of which outside of Germany. With brands such as Bosch, Skil and Dremel, the division stands for customer focus and great engineering progress. The core success factors are innovative strength and pace of innovation. The division generated about one third of its sales in 2015 with products that have been on the market for less than two years. In 2016, Bosch Power Tools will again launch more than 100 new products onto the German market in its four business segments power tools, accessories, measuring tools and garden tools.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of 70.6 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

Further information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com, http://twitter.com/BoschPresse.

PI9040 - August 17, 2015

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