DPL Telematics introduces new asset-tracking system

By Riley SimpsonAugust 18, 2021

DPL Telematics has introduced the AssetCommand Base Tracking System for monitoring users’ fleets

DPL Telematics announced it’s releasing an advanced solution called the AssetCommand Base Tracking System, which wirelessly monitors and tracks on-road vehicles to improve productivity and safety while reducing fleet costs.

The company, a provider of asset-monitoring and telemetry technologies for more than 20 years, said the AssetCommand device is compact and tracks runtime, speed, trips, driver ID, driver behavior, idling, geofences, curfews, and service schedules, in addition to allowing managers to remotely disable their assets.

“In the AssetCommand Base we have introduced Driver ID options along with an easy-to-use service scheduling platform to reduce potential safety hazards, accurately log usage and reduce unnecessary vehicle wear,” said Tony Nicoletti, VP of Business Development at DPL Telematics. “Additionally, customers can now map and manage their entire fleet of on-road, off-road and unpowered assets from the same platform.”

DPL said that managers can remotely monitor their fleets accurately from an intuitive, Internet-based software package and mobile app.

According to the company’s release, AssetCommand’s features include:

  • Real-time location updates with historical route log, which improves dispatching and access every vehicle’s location and history
  • Accident and rollover detection, which gives real-time notifications of potential safety issues or vehicle abuse
  • Driver safety and behavior monitoring, which watches speeding, harsh acceleration, braking, cornering, idling and more to improve safety and prevent unnecessary wear on vehicles
  • Maintenance scheduling, which allows users to set reminders based on distance traveled, run hours and calendar days to reduce maintenance and repair costs
  • Wireless, two-way communication, which can activate recovery mode or set movement alerts over the air from the software or mobile app

AssetCommand Base reports usage metrics such as runtime, odometer, idle time, movement, ignition status and battery health, DPL said, and the device also has both internal antenna and backup battery to make it easier to hide, as well as alert should the primary power be lost.

According to the company, the platform also includes an intuitive service module for scheduling by runtime, odometer or calendar and notifying whichever threshold is reached first.

Last week, YARDZ introduced its software solutions for efficiently tracking and monitoring rented construction equipment.

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