We can now offer a cost-effective solution for transport companies that want to add both Navigation and standard Fleet Management data like GPS, CAN, Driver Card, and trailer temperature data inside the cab
Salt Lake City, Utah; Hannover, Germany (PRWEB) February 26, 2009
QSI Corporation and SATLOG GmbH come together to serve the European market with corporate navigation and truck dispatch solutions. SATLOG is a Germany-based telematics consulting and service company that helps close the productivity gaps in European vehicle fleets. SATLOG will add QSI Corporation's new TREQ-M4 mobile data terminal to their existing product offering to increase delivery efficiency for their customers.
"We can now offer a cost-effective solution for transport companies that want to add both Navigation and standard Fleet Management data like GPS, CAN, Driver Card, and trailer temperature data inside the cab," says Dr. Juergen Stausberg, CEO, SATLOG GmbH.
With the addition of the TREQ-M4 mobile data terminal, SATLOG will be able to efficiently address the challenges of lost productivity in searching for exact delivery locations, wasted fuel, high administrative costs to monitor pallets and equipment, fresh food spoilage and loss due to poor trailer temperature control, and poor driving behavior.
"The TREQ-M4 mobile data terminal is the newest in our family of rugged terminals designed specifically for use in commercial vehicle applications," says James K. Elwell, QSI Corporation's President and CEO. "We are delighted that SATLOG has chosen to partner with QSI to include the TREQ-M4 as part of their offering."
With the availability of NAVTEQ maps and routing, the new SATLOG-CN (Corporate Navigation) will enable small and mid-sized companies to accurately locate delivery addresses and delivery loads via the Internet on a per vehicle/per month pricing basis. The address is displayed on MAP24 Internet mapping components on a back-end computer, and is then sent from the computer to the TREQ-M4 in the truck. Truck drivers will automatically be guided to their destination and can change load information upon delivery. Estimated arrival times can be sent from the TREQ-M4 to a server so customers can receive SMS notifications of when the truck will arrive.
Also, by offering the TREQ-M4, SATLOG's development partner, Angels & Co GmbH, can easily port or modify a wide variety of existing software for the TREQ-M4 to enhance efficiency in vehicles. These components can be licensed with or without the basic SATLOG telematics and portal components to other QSI mobile data terminal customers as well. Different languages and country maps are also available.
"We have been looking for a rugged and easy-to-install mobile data terminal specifically for in-vehicle use for several years," adds Stausberg. "With QSI's TREQ-M4 we now have a rugged and economical terminal that fits our existing hardware and software platforms, and still offers the features, power and reliability that we have been unable to find in consumer devices like PDAs."
For more information about the TREQ-M4, visit http://www.qsivehicle.com.
The system will be presented at QSI Corporation's booth at CeBIT, Hall 14 Booth J26 in Hannover, Germany, 3-8 March 2009.
About QSI Corporation
Established in 1983, QSI Corporation is a manufacturer of rugged operator interface and mobile data terminals (TREQ®) for industrial OEMs and commercial vehicle systems integrators. QSI's human machine interface and mobile data terminal products include character and graphic terminals that are programmable, customizable, CE certified and NEMA 4/12/13 rated. Numerous interfaces are available, including EIA-232, EIA-422, EIA-485, J1708/1939, USB, Ethernet and Power-over-Ethernet. Designers of the Qlarity® object-based programming language for graphic terminals. QSI excels at building custom and semi-custom terminals able to withstand high levels of shock, vibration, extreme temperatures, humidity and other environmental parameters.
All QSI Corporation products are designed and manufactured in the USA at the company's headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information, contact QSI Corporation at 801-466-8770 or visit http://www.qsicorp.com.
About SATLOG Corporation
Established in 2000, SATLOG GmbH is a pioneer within the area of Fleet Management Systems. Profile: Truck Locations are combined with temperature data, load data and cost data to measure costs of each delivery, show delivery performance and produces SMS-alerts in case of figures out of range. SATLOG provides by Oracle Portal an internet-based Fleet Controlling System which is tailored to the end user needs by Oracle Portal Technology. With its Oracle Mobile Database solution in the telematics device (based on Windows CE) the company is able to adopt and configure most of telematics requirements (Stop recording, FMS Data, Driver Card Data, etc.) and provides seamless integration of truck and trailer information into ERP solutions enabling shippers to have real-time visualization of their assets and cargo.
SATLOG users have easy access to SATLOG consulting services, which are based on almost 30 years of experience, to measure the costs of their logistics processes and receive training to identify weaknesses and make necessary improvements. For more information, contact SATLOG at +49-6201-592413 or http://www.satlog.com.