Advantech releases onboard computing platform

Advantech, a provider of embedded solutions and services, released two products in its Mobile Resource Management product lines. The VITA-350P is a Windows CE-embedded Mobile Data Terminal, while the TREK-305R is a 5.7-inch vehicle-mount display panel.

The company says the combination of VITA-350P and TREK-305R is a fleet management solution with real-time tracking, as well as an efficient dispatch navigation and vehicle data collection system, designed for fleet owners and drivers alike.

VITA-350P is designed to monitor common vehicle performance data, such as vehicle and engine speed, fuel level, brake switch status and odometer data. Wireless connectivity through GPRS is provided by Siemens (Cinterion) and GPS by u-blox. Advantech also provides APIs to help ease application development and provide maximum flexibility to customers.

TREK-305R is equipped with a 5.7-inch touchscreen display panel. For fleet owners, the location of all vehicles can be pinpointed on detailed maps at the back-end operation center, according to Advantech; for drivers, the system can calculate the shortest route, saving time, fuel and money, while ensuring they reach the proper destination.