VisTracks Launches “SnapTraq Hours of Service Pro” to Deliver Smarter Fleet Management
LISLE, Ill. – Feb. 18, 2015 – VisTracks, the provider of cloud, tablet and smartphone-based asset and vehicle managed services solutions, today launched SnapTraq Hours of Service Pro™ . SnapTraq Hours Of Service Pro is a real-time, Web-hosted telematics application for managing and monitoring commercial trucking fleet vehicles and their drivers in accordance with current and proposed Government regulations for electronic logs and vehicle driver hours of service. SnapTraq Hours of Service Pro leverages the Wireless Vehicle Bus Adapter (WVA) from Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII), the M2M solutions expert.
The combined hardware/software solution – available through VisTracks distributors and cellular carriers – captures and analyzes a range of data, including engine diagnostics, vehicle mileage, driver logs, and maintenance milestones, to improve vehicle uptime, driver safety, transportation costs, and regulatory compliance. The SnapTraq managed service, one of seven managed services, is easy to use and requires a minimum of training and support.
Digi’s WVA is a rugged, compact plug-in device providing easy access to vehicle data through Wi-Fi connectivity. The device installs in minutes by connecting directly into the vehicle’s diagnostic port and transmitting data to the SnapTraq app on a smartphone or tablet. That phone/tablet then sends vehicle and driver data via WiFi or the cellular network to the SnapTraq central server for aggregation, fleet reporting, and analysis.
Traditionally, vehicle telematics has involved expensive and proprietary onboard computers, wiring challenges, and professional installations. With Digi’s WVA and VisTracks’ SnapTraq Hours of Service Pro , fleet owners and operators can lower their hardware and installation costs, improve their operational visibility and efficiency, and strengthen safety and regulatory compliance.
“SnapTraq Hours of Service Pro is improving the usability and economics of how owners and operators keep tabs on their vehicle fleets,” said Abe Levine, VisTracks’ Chief Operating Officer. “By capturing, aggregating, and analyzing real-time data from dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of vehicles, SnapTraq gives dispatchers, fleet managers, and operators’ rich data to improve the efficiency, cost, and safety of their services.”
“We’re pleased to be working with VisTracks to leverage the power and effectiveness of our Wireless Vehicle Bus Adapter,” said Digi CMO Jeff Liebl. “By capturing and delivering vehicle data to SnapTraq, Digi is helping transportation providers meet strict regulatory requirements and optimize feet operations.”
About Digi International
Digi International (NASDAQ:DGII) is the M2M solutions expert, combining products and services as end-to-end solutions to drive business efficiencies. Digi provides the industry’s broadest range of wireless products, the Etherios cloud platform for device management, and development services to help customers get to market fast with wireless devices and applications. Digi’s entire solution set is tailored to allow any device to communicate with any application, anywhere in the world. For more information, visit Digi’s website at www.digi.com, or call 877-912-3444 (U.S.) or 952-912-3444 (International).
Headquartered in Lisle, Illinois, Vistracks is a leader in the rapidly emerging field of M2M applications and managed services. The company’s roots are in academic research and government contracting, starting with a unique Web 2.0 geospatial platform technology centered on a statistical engine, a breakthrough innovation. Today, the company has a thriving commercial practice, employing staff in the US and overseas, and featuring partnerships with several regional wireless carriers in continental United States and abroad as well as established service providers to companies with fleets of all sizes. For more information, visit www.snaptraq.com.