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Navman Wireless launches next-gen GPS unit, Qube 4

Navman Wireless launches next-gen GPS unit, Qube 4

Track your vehicles, even when out of mobile range

Navman Wireless has launched its new Qube 4 GPS fleet tracking unit, which allows managers to provide a safer workplace for their mobile staff, even when they’re out of range.

As compliance with Official Health and Safety standards becomes increasingly important across all organisations, having the technology to monitor and manage safety – especially for mobile workers – is critical. The Qube 4 comes with several new features that allow fleet managers to quickly and accurately track, locate and respond to drivers anywhere, anytime.

For businesses that operate in remote or rural locations where mobile coverage may be limited, a satellite communications device can be added to the Qube 4 to allow connectivity via the Iridium Satellite Communications network. The device primarily connects with the mobile network and switches to sat comms for predetermined events as vehicles move outside normal coverage zones.

“A tracked fleet is a safer fleet,” said Ian Daniel, Vice President APAC for Navman Wireless. “In emergency situations, where time and distance can be life threatening, quick response time is of utmost importance in ensuring driver safety. The real-time, fast data sharing capability of Qube 4 allows managers to provide a safer workplace for their staff.”

The visibility into fleet habits offered by the Qube 4 enables managers to monitor and remedy non-desirable driving behaviour such as excessive idling and unauthorised use of vehicles, all in real-time.

A new Stolen Vehicle feature monitors for movement or power interruption when a vehicle’s ignition is off. If the vehicle is moved, or power is cut when ignition is off, the device enters an ‘alert’ mode and sends a notification. The ‘Geofence Over-speed’ feature offers immediate insight into driving behaviour, giving fleet managers information that can help them remedy unsafe driving practices quickly.

A speed limit can be set against each geofence and in cases where drivers exceed the speed limit, an alert is instantly sent to both the driver and the dispatcher. The Qube 4 will allow you to set up to 600 geofences with up to 50 vertices or boundary points in each, allowing managers to set many geofences with a greater definition of the area of importance.

The unique alerts calendar feature available via OnlineAVL2 allows fleet managers to receive instant notifications when a breach occurs. Setting up alerts for excessive idling and over speeding also contribute to any business’ efforts to ensuring driver safety. The idle alert will send a notification to the manager whenever a vehicle has been in idle mode for too long, which could potentially be due to the driver being in a situation where he needs urgent assistance.

“Fleet managers can set criteria for predetermined events over satellite communications to more effectively manage the costs associated with using this service,” said Daniel. “The satellite functionality will be particularly beneficial for industries operating in remote locations. Qube 4 will also capture and hold all events not set for sat comms whilst outside coverage zones, sending only predetermined events so managers can maintain contact with drivers at all times ensuring they are safe.”

The modem in the satellite communications device is manufactured by Quake Global, a world leading manufacturer of network agnostics modems. It provides customers with a fast message sharing capability on the Iridium Satellite Communications Network via short burst data.

For more information on Navman Wireless, please visit: www.navmanwireless.co.nz or call 0800 447 735.

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About Navman Wireless

Navman Wireless is a global leader in GPS-based fleet optimisation products and services, including real-time vehicle tracking and analytics delivered under the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model that enable companies to track, monitor and communicate with their movable and fixed equipment assets. The company’s technology currently monitors more than 150,000 vehicles owned by over 14,000 organisations worldwide, making Navman Wireless one of the world’s largest fleet management providers with coverage on five continents.

Navman Wireless is based in Glenview, IL, with facilities in the US, Mexico, UK, Italy, Taiwan, Ireland, China, New Zealand and Australia. Navman Wireless is the market leader in Australasia tracking more than 40,000 vehicles.

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