Photo courtesy of Convoy Technologies.

Photo courtesy of Convoy Technologies.

Convoy Technologies has introduced Videomatics, a cloud-based software and hardware system integrating telematics -- GPS and routing -- with live and recorded video from around and inside a vehicle. The video can be accessed for playback to smartphones, tablets or PCs.

The system is designed for fleet owners and managers to assist in their efforts to promote commercial driver safety, security and productivity, Convoy Technologies said.

Videomatics software provides instant access to vehicle location tracking, monitoring and alerts, plus live and historical video with analytics from within and surrounding a vehicle.

Event information available includes speed, G-shock (impact and vibration), GPS coordinates, geofencing, route deviation, mapping and positioning of an entire fleet. A fleet manager can select continuous, event driven, or scheduled video recording.

Convoy Technologies' platform operates in a software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery model to ensure ongoing accountability for software performance and service, the company said. The Videomatics software is available for PCs and mobile applications on tablets and smartphones. The iOS App is available for immediate download through the Apple App Store. 

“This continued expansion of Convoy Technologies' products and services showcases our expertise in providing transportation industry executives with a strategic resource to help minimize accidents, injuries and economic losses, while maximizing operational efficiencies,” said Darin Anderson, chairman of Convoy Technologies. “Moreover, Videomatics seamlessly integrates telematics and live video into an elegant, intuitive system that brings tremendous value to fleet owners and managers.”

The Videomatics system solution combines a digital video recorder, in-cab display monitor, and up to 16 video cameras for user placement within the cab, or outside in proximity to the vehicle.

The camera is capable of recording at up to D1 resolution, 704x480 (NTSC for the United States), or CIF resolution, 352x240.

Communication relies on a built-in Ethernet, a built-in Wi-Fi module (Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities) and a cellular modem connected to a USB interface. Video data, stored locally on an external hard drive, can be accessed remotely from the cloud. The local hard drive is supplied with storage capacities ranging from 250 MB to 2TB.

To learn more about the system, click here or or call (888) 565-2583. Convoy Technologies is based in Newport Beach, Calif.