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Omnitracs Expands Telematics Offering for More Fleet Types

November 04, 2016

Image via Omnitracs
Image via Omnitracs

Omnitracs is offering two new telematics solutions, Omnitracs Roadnet Telematics and Omnitracs XRS, expanding the types of fleets that can benefit from real-time asset tracking and data-based visibility.

Omnitracs Roadnet Telematics is geared toward short-haul fleets, providing fleet managers with a big picture view to improve operations and productivity.

Its accelerometer technology offers sensitive detection of maneuvers in any direction, including high speed, harsh breaking, rapid acceleration, and even backing into a loading dock. In-cab alarms alert drivers to risky driving behaviors, providing them with real-time feedback that allows them to address the practices that put them at risk.

Omnitracs Roadnet Telematics is offered as a bundle that includes hardware, training, and data. Omnitracs also provides integration to Omnitracs Roadnet Telematics with Omnitracs Roadnet Anywhere, its route planning, dispatching, and delivery solution.

The company has also introduced the Omnitracs XRS platform, designed for carriers with smaller fleets looking to combine telematics and compliance solutions. Omnitracs XRS enables the use of smartphones and tablets to equip small fleets with the applications and data previously available to larger carriers.

The in-cab relay device provides diagnostic and positioning data via Bluetooth to the driver’s Android or Windows Mobile device. Through mobile technology, the XRS compliance solution provides fleet managers with real-time intelligence, while minimizing drivers’ time spent on tracking activities. Further, Omnitracs XRS offers customizable plans with add-on options for those with more complex performance and monitoring needs:

  • Support for both HOS and non-HOS driver time tracking
  • Automated, compliant Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports and International Fuel Tax Agreement reporting
  • Critical Event Reporting, Trip Management and Fault Monitoring

“Often these solutions have been seen as being geared for only larger carriers that could deploy and support these critical intelligence-based decision-making tools,” said Kevin Haugh, chief strategy and product officer. “Omnitracs’ expanded telematics portfolio offers tailored plans and the simplicity of a single device for each vehicle. Now, telematics is accessible whether you’re a large carrier or foodservice business in need of compliance — or a small landscaping business in need of track and trace capabilities that can scale up when the company grows.”

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