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DPL Telematics Launches Plug-In OBDII GPS Tracking System

March 30, 2016 - Press Release

DPL Telematics, a provider of advanced asset monitoring and telemetry technologies, announced the release of internal backup battery and anti-tamper features for the next generation Trackall OBDII Vehicle Tracking System. 

The Trackall OBDII is an advanced solution for wireless monitoring and remote tracking of vehicles to increase driver safety and productivity while reducing fleet costs. The GPS unit has no external wiring or antenna and plugs into the existing OBDII port of most vehicles, installing in seconds. Newly minted anti-tamper features include a backup battery which delivers immediate disconnection notifications with location, as well as GPS jamming detection.

The Trackall OBDII allows managers to wirelessly monitor all their vehicles continually and accurately from a robust, Internet-based software package and mobile app. These new enhancements make the Trackall OBDII the industry’s fastest installing GPS tracking system to feature:

  • Automatic Location Updates: Constant reporting is triggered by vehicle status, steering wheel turn, ignition and time intervals which create a daily driver log of activity and can be mapped as a “bread crumb trail”. The resulting visibility powers intelligent, real-time fleet management decisions for superior dispatching, less wasted driver time and faster dispute resolution.
  • Anti-Tamper Protection: To combat disconnection the unit uses its internal battery to send out an immediate notification and location if it is removed from the OBDII port, and continues to track for several hours. It also detects GPS jamming and will self-correct if this interference is sensed.
  • Engine Data: The vehicle’s supported temperatures, pressures, check engine light and diagnostic fault codes are wirelessly transmitted and archived on the software for remote asset diagnosis. All data is accessible from any Internet-connected device; thus empowering the fleet manager to proactively take immediate corrective action instead of reacting to a catastrophic failure.
  • Utilization Data: Additional supported data includes mileage driven, engine runtime hours, idling hours, PTO and RPM, fuel level and fuel remaining. These production metrics are utilized to properly assess working time and curb excessive idling, which negatively impact fuel consumption, asset wear, service costs and warranty.
  • Safety Alerts: Fleet owners can remotely track and receive immediate notifications such as air bag deployments, driving without the seat belt, harsh braking, rapid acceleration, speeding, towing, and much more.
  • Security Alerts: Customer configured movement, tow, and curfew parameters are standard functionality to reduce theft and unauthorized use of the vehicles.
  • VIN Decoding: Upon installation the unit will download the vehicle’s VIN and populate the software accordingly, thus reducing the need for manual entry and potential error.
  • Emission Test Readiness: The Trackall OBDII constantly tracks the eleven vehicle system components required for an emissions test and notifies if any fail to complete their cycle. This saves the time and resources of having to re-test, as any failing system will be proactively identified and can be corrected prior to the emissions test.

“The Trackall OBDII is the premiere “plug and play” GPS tracking solution available today, allowing anybody to perform an installation in seconds without any wiring or external antenna,” said Tony Nicoletti, director of Strategy and Business Development at DPL Telematics. “Its simple installation could be construed as a weakness or driver temptation, thus, the unit is carefully protected by powerful anti-tamper technologies to ensure its data integrity and reliability are maintained.”

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