Zonar announces V3R telematics platform

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Updated Jun 20, 2013

V3RZonar, a provider of electronic vehicle inspection and fleet telematics systems, has released the V3R telematics platform for work truck fleets and construction equipment. The V3R provides vehicle tracking combined with operating information for vehicles that work in harsh conditions including dirt, mud, ice, sand, and rain.

The V3R features a durable hard casing designed to withstand the harsh shaking and shocking inherent with rough terrains. The GPS device meets the IP67 and IP69K ratings, making it dust tight and able to withstand high-pressure and steam cleaning. The sealed water tight connectors ensure reliable connectivity with the vehicle under all weather conditions, the company says. The rugged device can endure temperatures from -40 degrees to 85 degrees Celsius and will function properly in environments up to 95 percent humidity.

“The V3 telematics platform is extremely popular with contractors and construction businesses,” said Chris Oliver, Chief Marketing Officer at Zonar. “Our customers requested a ruggedized version of the V3 device to help track work equipment, so we responded with the V3R.”

The V3R brings 3G network GPS tracking to vehicles operating in the harshest conditions. It has reports and alerts for asset location, speed, idle time and geo-fences. The automatic hour meter, based on ignition status, helps track the need for preventive maintenance and provides data for billable hours. The V3R is also compatible with Zonar’s electronic vehicle inspection reporting (EVIR) system for automated visual truck and equipment inspection reporting.

Any asset with power and ground can use the V3R, Zonar says. The device has flexible options for magnetic attachment or bolt installation.

“In addition to GPS and vehicle data, the V3R captures data flowing through its input ports for added operational visibility,” Oliver added.

The V3R integrates with all Zonar devices and transmits data from other modules and products, including electronic inspection data captured with Zonar’s 2020 tablet and 2010 inspection tool. It also contains ports for up to 5 inputs, which can be used to capture events and ensure drivers are following best practices, for example by wearing a seatbelt while the vehicle is in motion. The V3R includes a 1-year warranty.