FAQ

Who are these guys?

Industry experts on a mission to help you improve field operations.

What do they make?

We make technology that helps fleet managers.

Who do they serve?

We serve fleet managers who run small and mid-sized fleets consisting of trucks, trailers, heavy and light equipment.

Why does Momentum exist?

We exist because traditional telematics companies don’t understand the first thing about today’s clients and their needs. To wit, clients want to find it now, using the latest tech, and integrated with their existing tools. They want a responsive IoT provider who will play nicely with them, and with others. They want support for their integrations, so they can track more stuff. They want to speed up, and not be blocked by old ideas and “not invented here” thinking.

What is Momentum not?

We’re not going to lock you into a data silo, ever. We’re not going to lock you into a contract, or yesterday’s technology, or one type of hardware (theirs).

How far are you willing to go with this?

All the way, baby.

Where are these guys?

We’re in Long Beach, California. Our office is located at 100 West Broadway Long Beach, California, 90802. We occupy the secret top floor, allowing for close proximity to our private airship armada.

What do they believe in?

Affordable, yet awesome, telematics for fleets.

Are they crazy?

We’re not crazy. They’re crazy. They still believe the old way works: Custom development, scripting, version control. Too many moving parts. Complex delivery and support. Making you pay to integrate other tracking technology and other vendors. That’s insane. Sanity comes from simplicity. Simply track.

What’s with the attitude?

What attitude?

Is there really zero cost for hardware?

Yes. You pay zero, nada, zilch. We mean it. This has been the number one question we get. You DO NOT PAY for hardware. You pay for a service, monthly. We promise.

Is there really no contract?

Yes, there is no contract. We know many of you are used to Verizon Connect, and every other company. We know that many of you expect to pay for hardware, and also get locked into annual contracts. We think there’s a better way. Pay us monthly as long as you love us, and if you are done, send us the devices back and stop paying us, at any time.

What happens when the network sunsets?

Other vendors’ devices turn into bricks when the network sunsets. We know. (We had this happen to us, once.) And what’s worse, they then expect you to pay again for new devices! We don’t do that. We replace all devices, so you continue to pay your monthly fee. You never pay for hardware, and you don’t have to worry about the sunset.

What is Cat-M?

LTE Cat-M is the next generation of carrier networks, best suited for vehicle and equipment telematics. Why? It costs less, covers more, and uses less power. In short, it’s ideal for most telematics uses.

Do you ship Cat-M now?

Yes.

Do the bigshots in telematics ship Cat-M now?

No. Though their press releases say they do, they do not.

What else is good about Cat-M?

Since it’s the latest, it is far, far away from going dark. The wireless providers call that a sunset. The last time it happened was in 2017, and before that, in 2015. It happens every 3 years or so. When it happens, your device turns into a brick. By staying ahead of the trend, you can expect your device to be active for longer.

What’s Momentum’s security stance?

We provide the industry’s leading security standard. Each device is individually stamped with a write-only, encrypted digital signature. The only communication the device will acknowledge is a message from our secure servers. End-to-end, the message is encrypted, and compressed, for that matter. You can’t do better. This stance contrasts with the telematics giants. Ask them about end-to-end encryption. Ask them about digital signatures in devices. Ask them about hacks. Then call us.

Why aren’t the bigshots investing in security?

Unfortunately, security is viewed as a cost at some businesses. Unfortunately for them, they will likely continue to ignore this particular problem until it swims up and bites them in the ass.

How is Momentum funded?

We’re not your typical startup. We were built to work at a $120 million fleet, then went out to serve other clients. This gives us some advantages. We’re not built to be bought. We’re not public. We’re in it to serve customers, who typically have the same needs as our first client.

Why does Momentum cost less than other tracking providers?

You’re not paying for our fancy marketing (can’t you tell?). No trade shows, no print brochures, no sales junkets. We don’t golf. More to the point, we’re running on Cat-M, and were built for the latest tech. We have no “technical debt,” or other debt, for that matter. We built telematics to work for your specific needs, and not for all possible uses. Finally, our compression gives us the ability to save even more on the data costs. We pass the cost advantage to you, keeping just a bit extra to fund our weekly mega-order of Feisty Cherry Diet Coke.

What’s up with this compression thing?

Each message to and from the Momentum Eagle 1 is super small. And so, we are more efficient when communicating with devices in your vehicle. This means we can ping your trucks and equipment more frequently, which gives you better and more accurate trip tracking. And it also lowers the cost, which we pass to you. Enjoy.

How is Momentum best suited for mixed fleets?

Our devices use less power, and are designed to work for both vehicles and light equipment. This includes generators, pumps, etc. Thus, we can serve a fuller spectrum of assets, from trucks, to trailers, to ATVs and golf carts, to generators and pumps. Past that, we integrate Bluetooth and other super-light tracking technologies, ideal for tools on trucks. You see more stuff, all on one screen.

How can I learn even more?

We’re so happy you asked. Seriously, we want to hear from you. Click here to call or ask a question!

Got any new features coming?

Hell to the yes. We’re working on some great features, which you will love. Ask us about drones. And Zeppelins.