Cybit AB and sister company, Truck24 AB, are launching a new range of live GPRS fleet tracking services at this year's Lastbil International trade fair for the road haulage and transport sector.
Cybit's range of web-based fleet tracking products allow companies to identify vehicle location are from any web-connected PC. This enables a range of services that bring a broad range of business benefits including customer service improvements, cost control, tools that assist legislative compliance and also protect employees.
The product portfolio ranges from low-cost entry-level vehicle tracking to end-to-end telematics applications, such as advanced tour scheduling, in-cab communication, navigation, customer signature capture and CanBus data access. Additional options include integration with third-party hardware devices, such as barcode scanners and back-office software.
Cybit will also demonstrate Fleetstar-Online - a telematics solution aimed at the mobile engineer industry.
Cybit's Business Manager, Anders Ohlsén, said: "We are offering a range of proven fleet tracking products that are unique to the Scandinavian market. They are already in use by Swedish transport innovator Flygfrak AB and global brands such as Coca Cola and DHL. Across the group we have over 45,000 assets monitored by 1,700 companies. Our solutions can be tailored to suit fleets in whichever sector of the industry they are in. Our platform allows for future expansion as a customers use of telematics grows."
"We will show real-time tracking for the first time at the Lastbil show and allow visitors to view an interactive presentation held every hour, on the hour, where they can review the benefits of our replay mode, customised reports, mileage information, vehicle communication and live-traffic information," said Ohlsén.
How Fleet Tracking Works
Fleet tracking works via an unobtrusive GPS device located inside the vehicle that provides real-time positioning information. The device takes a positioning reading every 20 seconds and transmits this data once every five minutes to Cybit's servers for processing.
The Global Positioning System (GPS) uses a maximum of 24 orbiting satellites to transmit precise microwave signals that enable a GPS receiver to determine its location, speed, direction and time.
This data is then transmitted via the mobile phone operators GPRS network to Cybit's servers, where it is displayed via the worldwide web for end-users. Users can access via a secure password and login to review a range of real-time and historical vehicle location and time-based information.
The positioning accuracy is dependant on a triangulation calculation between the various transmitting satellites. The accuracy of this data is dependent on a range of variables including atmospheric conditions and the total number of satellites in range of the receiver. The greater the number of satellites in range, the greater the positioning accuracy will be. Typically, GPS accuracy is measured in metres with a range tolerance averaging at less than five metres. The accuracy of the data is further enhanced utilising map-matching software techniques that matches the GPS location of a vehicle with the road network. This allows Cybit to accurately report on the vehicle location, mileage speed driven, and a range of vehicle tracking CanBUS data.
Notes for Editors:-
Cybit is a global force in Telematics, operating within three core sectors: Internet-based vehicle Telematics solutions; Economic Exclusive Zone (EEZ) Management; and Private Mobile Radio (PMR) based asset tracking and precise positioning solutions.
In the vehicle Telematics sector, Cybit is one of Europe's leading Telematics Service Providers (TSPs). More than 1,700 business-to-business clients use the company's fleet and asset management solutions to manage in excess of 45,000 assets primarily in the public sector, service industries and logistics and distribution markets. Solutions include in-vehicle technologies, workflow management, CanBus integration and internet-based monitoring and reporting software. The company also provides consulting services to advise on operational and legal issues such as duty of care and working hours.
Cybit is also a global leader in the field of EEZ fisheries management, tracking many thousands of fishing vessels on a daily basis. The company provides vessel monitoring and catch management solutions for many of the world’s major fishing nations. As well as EC governments including the UK, Ireland and Greece, Cybit helps to manage valuable fishing stocks for emerging nations such as Ghana, Namibia and Mozambique.
Cybit's PMR business provides asset-tracking and precise positioning solutions for both maritime and land-based applications including exploration and mining. Its precise positioning solutions are in constant use in the location and exploitation of oil, gas and mineral reserves around the globe.