Telematics solution extended with remote digital tacho download 13 April 2015

Microlise has extended its telematics software range with a remote digital tachograph product, enabling transport managers to download vehicle and driver data as often as every 24 hours.

The system can be set up to obtain vehicle activity, events, faults and even detailed speed data from the vehicle head unit, as well as driver card information.

A key reason for investing in telematics is to increase efficiency and visibility, says Matt Hague, Microlise product strategy director. "Remote Digital Tachograph Download supports this objective by removing administrative overheads and scheduling data downloads as frequently as every 24 hours, if required.

"Although legally, driver card data is required every 28 days and vehicle data every 56 days, it can be hugely beneficial to have access to this data on a much more frequent basis.

"For example, data such as detailed speed is generally only available on the tachograph head unit for between one and seven days, so often with a manual download process, this data is lost," he adds.

Existing Microlise users wishing to add the product do not need to buy or install any additional hardware.

The Microlise ML30 telematics hardware unit has a secondary CANbus port which allows connection to the digital tachograph unit.

The remote download system is already being used by several major logistics operators, according to Microlise.

Laura Cork

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