Smart drum & inventory management

The simplest way to keep track of your drums and their inventory

Nexans ULTRACKER gives you the ability to track your cable drums in real time across all of your sites and get more of their data!

Why this solution?

ULTRACKER leverages IoT technologies to provide round-the-clock drum tracking including theft detection, shipment follow up and notifications update during your drums cycles.

And thanks to AI and edge computing, each drum “knows” exactly how much cable remains on the reel and “asks” for a pickup when it is empty.

Did you know?

Did you know that our customers lose an average 10% of their drum fleet every year, and that their project managers lose an average 5% of time tracking them?

That represents in average $100k/year for mid-size operators and represents up to several millions $/year for large DSOs.

Our solution

ULTRACKER is Nexans’ dedicated drum management platform.This digital geolocalisation solution for cable drums is based on a combination of hardware, software, services and engineering expertise. Multi-sensor GPS tracking devices affixed to drums are followed using dedicated ERP-ready web software (iOS/Android). Nexans’ unique solution enables accurate, realtime pinpointing of the location of cable drums at any moment, optimising drum management, logistics and rotation cycle time whilst preventing loss and theft of cables and drums.

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17,600 +

ULTRACKER drums in operation across the globe


reduction of your rotation cycle time


thefts and lost reduction

How does it work?


Manage the fleet

Our solution enable our customers to keep track of their drums and look at a single drum to know its current location, its history of movement, history of intervention and therefore avoid loss and better follow their operations.
Our customers can also use reports to know which drums are overdue for returns to Nexans, or which one are the slow movers in their logistics centers.


Improve remote stock visibility

We help our customers to better manage the remaining cable stock on the drums. The device embedded in the drums calculates the number of rotations of the drums and thanks to specific AI we translate this rotations into remaining cable length on the drum. It enables our customers to better manage their residual lengths and also know when a drum is empty and ready for pick up or can be used for another construction site.


Prevent theft

With ULTRACKER our customers are able to know when a drum unexpectedly leaves a site and warn their project managers or sites supervisors right away. We can also implement alerts based on the movements of the drums at night to alert your supervisors in real time.

Our platform

The web platform allows our customers to follow:

  • the location of their drums
  • the remaining cable on the drums
  • the history of intervention and movements
  • stocks site by site in real time thanks to advanced dashboards
  • alerts in case of overdues for return or thefts

The mobile app allows our customers operators or sub-contractors:

  • to connect to a drum
  • to follow the remaining cable and access product details on that drums
  • to update the lengths and cutting history
  • to request a drum pick up if a construction is ended

“ The ULTRACKER platform is very simple and easy to use, and provides a solution to several project issues. We can track deliveries and see where our drums are at all times which adds an extra later of security. The remaining length feature provides an estimate which helps to take the guesswork out of cable shorts, but our favourite feature is the ability to view all the drums on a map and see how much cable is remaining on the drums. ”

Phil Leader


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