Qualcomm upgrades GlobalTRACS suite

25 March 2008

US-based wireless technology specialist Qualcomm has upgraded its GlobalTRACS system for remote managing of equipment fleets, adding equipment maintenance functions and a ‘curfew security” feature, writes Murray Pollok.

Version 4.0 will allow users to set multiple maintenance profiles for their equipment, with notifications given when maintenance is due. “Users can now identify multiple service points scheduled at different intervals – such as changing oil at 500 hours and a brake inspection at 1000 hours – rather than receive a generic maintenance notification”, says the company.

The curfew security function, meanwhile, will allow equipment owners to define an acceptable range of time that an engine can run. “Another function of the curfew security feature allows customers to establish a time-sensitive electronic curfew boundary around each piece of their equipment”, says Qualcomm. Customers will be alerted if the engine starts outside the curfew times, or if the boundary area is broken.

Meanwhile, the company says it is planning to enhance the theft prevention and recovery capabilities of the system with a new service to be launched jointly with the US-based National Equipment Register, the anti-theft equipment register operated in the US.

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