Cloud is the new normal. You may have heard this phrase quoted often. Cloud computing is taking off in almost every industry. The private sector has seen a host of benefits from cloud strategy — reducing costs, increased security, flexibility, and productivity. While it’s no secret that the private world is benefiting from the cloud, the public sector is also starting to pursue and implement cloud computing.
What is Bluetooth Technology?
Enabled devices contain a small computer chip that includes Bluetooth® radio and software that allows it to connect to nearby devices using radio waves. Bluetooth® technology has been built into nearly every phone, laptop, desktop, and tablet, and because of its low energy, sensors can last for months, and even years without replacing batteries.
A SIM card might seem like an insignificant part of the hardware that works with your unit, but it plays one of the most crucial roles in ensuring your data gets through to you.
Information Technology (IT) is an important enabler of business success and innovation. In today’s fast-paced business environment, most businesses invest a lot of money in the best and latest tech tools to aid them in making calculated business decisions and supporting their day to day processes. With that said, when your organization/business relies on a fleet (no matter the size) to carry out some or most of its functions, Geotab’s MyGeotab Fleet management software can help you leverage on your business operations and fulfill some key organizational goals:
Efficient business processes
Using MyGeotab tools and features such as Zones, Rules and customized reports; fleet managers can identify processes within their fleet and workforce that need to be re-engineered. These processes can then be performed in more efficient and effective ways.
Reducing Costs and adding value
A well-managed fleet can assist an organization in reducing running costs, contributing towards the business’s value chain. MyGeotab helps you reduce costs and improve your fleet productivity through our various free and paid Add-ons or reports. The MyGeotab Software is a powerful tool which uses Big Data generated by your fleet to give you an insight on driver and vehicle behaviour. When the system is effectively utilized, organisations can avoid unnecessary expenditure by curbing speed violations, after-hours usage and attending to engine diagnostics and alerts.
Strategic decision making
Knowledge and insight gives an organization the competitive advantage. MyGeotab Reporting and Dashboards help fleet managers make informed decisions. Features such as route and trip planning can save costs and having a software tool like MyGeotab will give you the edge as it allows you to make decisions while considering specific factors like current vehicle location/data, driver performance and trip history, which is all accessible on MyGeotab.
Making MyGeotab a part of your business IT tools, assists your organisation in generating growth, improving productivity and creating a competitive advantage. To speak to us or to get more information on how our add-ons can help you turn your fleet data into business intelligence, request a demo.
Author: Mxolisi Zondi, Junior Developer – GEOTAB AFRICA
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As the telematics and vehicle tracking industry evolves, the need for more information and better management tools is increasing as clients become more educated and dependant on these solutions.
Geotab™ has grown an extra pair of hands to control any other third party device with the use of IOX-OUTPUT.
With increased global competitiveness, all businesses are looking for ways to increase profit and drive down cost in 2017.
Some time back, all was good for a client with the basic GEOTAB solution.
Combining the GEOTAB G07 device with the CARPA-120 Dual Dash cam gives you peace of mind about what your fleet is doing, and what happened in case of an accident or unknown stops.
With the world constantly evolving every day and with our customer’s needs growing in fleet management requirements, GEOTAB has also been evolving over the years to meet the need of our customers. We have come leaps and bounds in the telematics industry from 1996 to 2017 and now to one of the world’s fastest growing telematics company.
By definition, Vehicle Tracking includes the automatic collection of vehicle location data, combined with software that collects these fleet data to provide the user with comprehensive info on the location of all their vehicles. Most Vehicle Tracking devices make use of GPS and/or GLONASS for accurate vehicle location. This GPS position will then be plotted on an electronic map, such as Google Maps, for the user to easily determine where their vehicles are at a specific moment in time. As such, the primary goal of Vehicle Tracking is to monitor the location of a business’ fleet.
GEOTAB AFRICA ensures a greener future for all by means of constant and precise innovation as well as the systematic utilization of raw materials in all products and developments. We take the utmost pride in developing industry leading fleet management technology and understanding our significant role in safeguarding the environment both now and moving forward.
One of the main benefits of MyGeotab is the built-in ability to take future growth into consideration. What this means is that with our MyGeotab platform, as useful and intuitive as it is, more features or capabilities can still be added onto it through our open API by means of Custom Add-ins.
ADVANTAGES OF USING NFC
- IOX add-on: With GEOTAB AFRICA’s new GO7 Fleet Management devices, adding a NFC Reader and Driver Tags is as simply as connecting the reader to the GO device via GEOTAB’s IOX Technology.
- Soft immobilization: This feature will remind the driver to use a tag whereby the buzzer will continue to beep until it’s tagged. On heavy machinery the external buzzer can be connected via IOX for a louder beep, as the cockpit is much noisier.
- Hard immobilization: This prevents the vehicle from being started by an unauthorized driver and it can only be started once the NFC Reader has been tagged. It can also be personalized to a specific drivers (See Whitelisting).
- DriverID: By using NFC driver identification you can monitor the driver behaviour and also accurately identify the traffic fines received by each specific driver. You can automatically suspend the tag if the driver’s license has expired, or manually suspend it for whatever reason i.e. driver on leave, suspended awaiting a hearing.
Author: Herbet Letsoara, Technician – GEOTAB AFRICA
When planning a family get-away big or small, unless you have a huge bank balance and don’t care about the costs involved, you probably spend a lot of time planning, budgeting and exploring all the possibilities to make the most of your time and hard earned cash. So why should you treat your fleet any different, since it’s the driving force of your potential income.
The GEOTAB GO7 device is the world’s only expandable plug-&-play vehicle telematics platform that allows for unique IOX expandability. We partnered with the best to provide a powerful plug and play solutions that will meet your daily needs.
The watchdog report is an excellent resource in MyGeotab, which gives you a quick health summary of all your devices in your fleet. You can easily filter out the devices that may need to be investigated from the ones that are reporting healthy.
A zone is a virtual perimeter around a real-world area of interest. You can use zones to identify locations such as offices, customers or people’s homes. When combined with exception reporting, zones become a critical component for analysing the behaviour of any fleet.
The measurement of any well-run fleet is its budget. Creating and maintaining that budget is a major aspect of fleet management. Success is often measured by how well costs can be controlled or lowered. So, setting up a budget — although not always the most anticipated task for a fleet manager — is important work nevertheless.
GEOTAB is all about offering our customers ease of use and technology that improves the way they operate. The IOX-GARMIN provides a method for customers who specifically use dispatchers to communicate with their drivers.