M2M controls construction machines and vehicle fleets: Telefónica Fleet Monitor for the vehicle fleet

MUNICH. Telefónica in Deutschland is extending its M2M product portfolio: Telefónica Fleet Monitor is a new comprehensive solution for fleet control with which companies can efficiently optimize the productivity, monitoring, and security of their vehicles and machines. To mark the start, interested customers can install a free trial version of Telefónica Fleet Monitor for 30 days.
Telefónica Fleet Monitor can be extended individually and flexibly, offers an optimized price-performance-ratio and yet covers all important areas of fleet monitoring: Track & Trace, Geofencing, access control, driver identification, and theft protection. Usually, construction companies, machine manufacturers or rental companies frequently need those features. With this, Telefónica supports small- and medium-sized companies to organize the usage of their machines and construction vehicles even more efficiently. “Telefónica Fleet Monitor enables companies to optimize the utilization of their vehicles and machines in a way that significantly minimizes idle times and thus reduces costs,” states Kai Brasche, Vice President M2M at Telefónica in Germany. To achieve this, data like location, speed, and ignition impulses are transmitted from a small GSM/GPS-box to a server via the O2 mobile network. From there, they can be inquired anytime via a web portal or the smartphone in order to make quick decisions about the next deployment, or for a better utilization.

Telefónica Fleet Monitor: Individual and flexible adaptions

Telefónica offers the new Fleet Monitor in cooperation with a proven expert for fleet monitoring. The professional and future-oriented monitoring system from Trackunit A/S can be deployed in very heterogeneous machine and vehicle fleets without any problems and has its worth in many countries. With its three packages, Telefónica Fleet Monitor offers the perfect service for every need: The basic version is available for a one-time hardware price of 125 Euros net and a monthly service fee of 10.90 Euros net per unit. It includes basic features for Track & Trace. The one-off price for the hardware is at 185 Euros net with Fleet Monitor Pro and 13.90 Euros net a month for the service per unit. Apart from the functionality scope the solution Fleet Monitor Pro additionally includes the access control module and driver identification.
For even more flexibility companies have the possibility to adapt Telefónica Fleet Monitor to their individual needs. The TÜV confirms: Most security and reliability Telefónica Fleet Monitor offers machine monitoring and fleet management in a top and certified quality since the facilities for development and production of the fleet monitoring units by Trackunit A/S carry the seal of approval from TÜV SÜD Automotive. This confirms that the quality management meets the high standard requirements of the German test institute. The seal of TÜV SÜD confirms the safe and reliable operation of this technology in motor vehicles. For further information go to: www.m2m-telefonica.de/fleetmonitor
Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG, listed at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in the Prime Standard, and its wholly-owned, operationally active subsidiary Telefónica Germany GmbH & Co. OHG belong to Telefónica Europe and are part of the Spanish telecommunication group Telefónica S.A. The company offers its German private and business customers post-paid and prepaid mobile telecom products as well as innovative mobile data services based on the GPRS, UMTS and LTE technologies with its product brand O2. In addition, the integrated communications provider also offers DSL fixed network telephony and high-speed internet. Telefónica Europe has more than 102 million mobile and fixed network customers in Spain, Great Britain, Ireland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Germany. Trackunit A/S has since 2003 launched a series of GSM products used for fleet management. Trackunit fleet management provide effective oversight of the fleet and maximize profits. The system is used today by leading manufacturers, vendors, landlords and contractors within the engine compartment as well as dealers of trucks and by enterprises in transport, service, agriculture and industry.