Qualcomm's GlobalTRACS Lite wireless machine monitor is an economical telematics solution that provides information on operating hours and remote machine locations to fleet managers wirelessly. The compact, easier-to-install GlobalTRACS Lite can be integrated into a system that includes full GlobalTRACS applications, or it can be used as a stand-alone equipment tool. Proactive theft-prevention and recovery features include a back-up battery to power alerts if the power is cut and engine-start curfew alerts to identify unauthorized (after-hours) equipment use. Assisted-GPS location technology allows the system to track equipment inside buildings and locations without a clear view of the sky. The data stream can be integrated with existing back-end software systems, and it is accessible via Qualcomm's easy-to-use Web application. Estimated list price: $530.