GPS Monitoring and Fleet Management
AggreGate Fleet Manager is a vehicle monitoring and control system for managing a fleet of cars, trucks, vessels, forklifts or other vehicles. It provides outsanding coverage for tracking asset and vehicle location as well as centralized collection, storage, processing and visualization of diverse telemetry data.
Vehicle Telemetry and Remote Control
Each vehicle in the fleet is normally outfitted with a tracker or controller collecting a variety of data on the driver’s behavior. This data includes driving speed, maximum acceleration and shocks experienced by the vehicle, driving patterns, such as amount of time spent driving vs. amount of time spent idling.
All data is logged into the device’s memory for later upload to the computer, typically through some form of a wireless interface. The device also works as an access controller for the vehicle – drivers use access codes or RFID cards to “log on” to the vehicle.
A driver’s access to the vehicle can also be subjected to time limitations, such as “only within predefined shift”, “only within standard working time”, etc. Moreover, all vehicle log-ins and log-outs are recorded. In combination with vehicle driving pattern records, this creates an extensive audit trail. The system can also perform a number of additional functions, such as monitoring fuel and oil level, battery charge, etc. In critical situations, the vehicle can be remotely immobilized by a command sent through a wireless interface.
Indoor Tracking and Delayed Operations
The wireless connection to each vehicle is typically unstable. Even on a site which has blanket wireless coverage, there are always some wireless “blind spots” where the connection is unstable or unavailable. In indoor tracking (e.g. Wi-Fi or ZigBee-based), vehicles are not even confined to a particular site and only return to the base occasionally. M2M devices working via cellular and satellite links don't maintain constant server connections either. This dramatically narrows the window of opportunity for configuring or upgrading several devices at once.
AggreGate is built from the ground up to avoid this limitation. Data is synchronized between the devices and the server whenever a connection is available. You can always change the settings for a given vehicle, and as soon as that vehicle comes into range, the new settings are automatically uploaded onto it.
You could also browse the list of vehicle events (log-ins, log-outs, alerts, etc.) whenever you want, not just when the vehicle is in range and connected. You will see the most recent data available ("device snapshot"), and as soon as the vehicle comes into range (or synchronizes again via GPRS or other long-range medium), you’d see new data.
With AggreGate, you could manage several vehicles as one group, even despite each vehicle is equipped with a different model/version of vehicle controller. You could make a single, sweeping change for a setting (like a speed threshold, for example) which would take effect on all such vehicles once they get connected.
AggreGate Fleet Manager Features
Customizing AggreGate for Your Own Fleet
Integrating AggreGate Fleet Manager
The Fleet Manager integrates with other enterprise systems to allow:
See Enterprise Integration for details.
Deploying AggreGate doesn’t necessarity mean you have to stop using your current system. AggreGate supports open protocols for exchanging data and executing operations. Thus, while you could use the built-in AggreGate Client as the end-user software, AggreGate is just as useful when used as middleware, with your existing enterprise-grade fleet management system serving as the front end.