OmniTracs enhances TMW integrations, CER application

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Omnitracs, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated and a provider of integrated wireless systems, applications and services to transportation and logistics companies, announced integration enhancements to shared customers using integrated TMW Systems and Omnitracs platforms.

Omnitracs also added two enhancements to its Critical Event Reporting (CER) application: Over Speed Events and integrated Following Time Violation (FTV) and Forward Collision Warning (FCW) sensors.

As announced on Aug. 23, 2013, a definitive agreement was entered into to sell Omnitracs to Vista Equity Partners, a U.S.-based private equity firm. Closing of the acquisition is expected during the first quarter of fiscal 2014, subject to the terms and conditions of the definitive agreement.

The recent integration enhancements with TMW Systems expand the following capabilities:

  • Omnitracs High Volume Dequeue—portal integration with TMWSuite for text and messaging increases performance and volume messaging throughput, enabling higher volumes of message data to be collected in a single request;
  • Driver Tractor Synchronization—tractor and driver information is now seamlessly delivered and synchronized between Omnitracs’ Services Portal and TMWSuite, eliminating the need to manually maintain data in multiple locations;
  • Hours of Service (HOS)—now more tightly integrated with TMWSuite to provide near-real-time insight into available driver hours, improve reporting accuracy and mitigate roadside inspection infractions; and
  • Vehicle Inspection Report (VIR)—previously integrated with the TMT Fleet Maintenance— a SQL product – VIR is now available through the Omnitracs Mobile Communication integration module with TMT Fleet Maintenance—IBM i software for streamlined access to vehicle inspection data and enhanced recording and compliance.

The enhancements to the CER application deliver additional options to fleets to manage safety and prevent accidents. The Over Speed Events add-on is designed to alert fleet managers when an over-speeding event occurs. Fleets can set driver speed thresholds customized for their business and the cargo they are transporting.

The CER application relays details about the duration and nature of the event via near-real-time alerts, recording driver activity five minutes before and two minutes after an over-speeding event occurs.

Omnitracs also is expanding the choices available to fleets using its Mobile Computing Platforms by introducing an additional third-party provider of Forward Collision Warning and Following Time Violations sensors.

Omnitracs says its CER application delivers safety-oriented, event-driven data summarized by vehicle and driver. The Over Speed Events add-on will be available in October free of charge to CER users currently using Omnitracs’ Performance Monitoring application.