Networkcar announced that it has selected the Siemens TC63 wireless module for its Networkfleet wireless vehicle management system that connects fleet managers with every aspect of their vehicle operations. The Siemens module is integrated into the Networkfleet in-vehicle device, which collects and wirelessly transmits data directly from a vehicle’s engine computer and from a global positioning system (GPS).
Networkfleet transmits GPS location and engine diagnostics wirelessly from the vehicle to a network operation center. Fleet managers can log on to a dedicated Web site anytime to view specific vehicle data such as current location, fuel consumption, mileage, speed, emissions, and idle-time through a secure, easy-to-use web application. Customers using Networkfleet also receive instant email notifications when a vehicle goes beyond pre-set limits.
Siemens TC63 covers all four GSM (global system for mobile communications) frequency bands and has the capability to provide machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity on any GSM or GPRS (general packet radio services) network throughout the world. It can be connected to a wide range of devices, enables high-speed data transfer, and operates in a wide temperature range (-30 to +65 degrees C).
“With the integration of Siemens’ technology, Networkfleet customers will gain increased data transmission speed, higher reliability, and wider geographic coverage,” says Keith Schneider, president of Networkcar.