(PRWEB) October 24, 2007
DigiCore has secured a three year agreement to provide In-Vehicle Monitoring Systems (IVMS) and associated support, reporting and management services for BHP Billiton's global operations.
DigiCore, which has operations in 31 countries, will supply its C-track IVMS and associated equipment and services to BHP Billiton's operations on a global basis.
DigiCore's C-track offers IVMS services that include the ability to control vehicle access, monitor driver behaviour, create fleet management reports and actively warn the driver of any behavioural breech.
Pre-determined areas can also be set for each vehicle operation per driver and 'Geo-Fencing' technology is used to provide easy-to-use information at site level.
The C-track GPS/GPRS system records detailed accident reconstruction data. It also enables the manager to activate or disable certain features in the vehicle, like speed governors, vehicle headlamps, revolving or flashing lights as they enter pre-determined localities. If a vehicle is involved in any incident, the system provides a user-friendly report on all aspects being monitored by the IVMS.
"The selection as BHP Billiton's IVMS supplier is really a feather in our cap particularly after the grueling selection process. We are looking forward to working with BHP Billiton to ensure they achieve their increased driver safety standards throughout the world and as a bonus reduce the fleet's running costs," says DigiCore's CEO Nick Vlok.
"As a South African company we are proud to be delivering world class solutions to a global giant like BHP Billiton," says Bruce Richards, Managing Director DigiCore International
DigiCore International is part of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange Listed DigiCore Holdings group, a global company with 21 years experience developing and implementing end-to-end vehicle tracking and fleet management solutions.
DigiCore's advanced C-Track technology is fitted to more than 230,000 vehicles operating in 31 countries across four continents. DigiCore works in partnership with its customers to develop solutions that deliver measurable business and operational benefits by providing total visibility and control of mobile assets and mobile work forces. DigiCore utilises a range of vehicle location, fleet management, satellite navigation and security tools, to provide commercial vehicle, van and car fleet operators with scaleable solutions that offer flexibility, reliability and functionality.
About BHP Billiton
BHP Billiton, with a turnover of USD $47.5 billion, is the largest consolidated resource company worldwide with a total workforce of approximately 100,000 personnel, inclusive of contractors, which account for approximately 60% of the workforce. The company has more than 100 operations in more than 25 countries.
BHP Billiton's major operational localities include Australia, Southern Africa, South America (predominantly Chile, Peru and Colombia) and North America (predominantly New Mexico and Canada). This reflects BHP Billiton's aim to be the premier global resources company, occupying industry leader position in major commodity sectors such as energy and metallurgical coal, copper, nickel, iron ore, uranium, silver and titanium minerals as well as oil, liquefied and natural gas and diamonds.