DPL tracker monitors off-road equipment

  • November 11, 2020
  • Steve Rogerson

DPL Telematics, a California-based provider of asset monitoring and telemetry technologies, has developed a wireless monitor and remote tracker for off-road equipment.

The AssetCommand Max can also be used for over the road lorries to increase productivity while reducing fleet costs. The rugged device tracks runtime, trips, geofences, curfews, rollover and service schedules while letting managers disable their assets remotely.

Owners can remotely monitor their assets accurately from an intuitive, internet-based software package and mobile app. The unit features:

  • Remote starter disable-enable. Asset immobilisation for safety, theft or non-payment concerns
  • Tilt and rollover detection. Real-time notifications of potential safety issues or machine abuse
  • IP67 rated and UV stabilised. Waterproof for deployment in harsh environments
  • Tamper detection. Immediate text and email alerts if the unit is disconnected, reverting to internal backup battery power
  • Little to no sky view required. May be hidden inside or under certain assets
  • Internal backup battery and antenna. Small form factor for fast installation and internal power in case primary power is lost
  • Wireless, two-way communications. Activate recovery mode or set movement alerts over the air from the software or mobile app
  • Month to month agreement. No long-term contract, deactivate and reactivate anytime without penalty

The device reports usage metrics such as runtime, odometer, movement, ignition status, speed and battery health. The platform also includes an intuitive service module for scheduling by runtime, odometer or calendar and notifying whichever threshold is reached first. The easy-to-use tool can reduce service costs, increase uptime and eliminate manual errors.

A starter disable function allows owners to immobilise the asset on demand from anywhere with an internet connection to combat theft and other emergencies. The device also has internal antenna and backup battery, to make it easier to hide as well as send an alert should the primary power be lost.

A tilt and rollover sensor means owners can specify a tilt angle and receive real-time alerts if the asset tips to that incline or rolls over. This reduces potential safety hazards, asset theft and machine abuse.

“The market has been seeking affordable, quick installing telematics that go a step beyond just the minimum of runtime, mileage and location,” said Tony Nicoletti, VP of business development at DPL Telematics. “In the AssetCommand Max we have introduced remote disable capabilities, tilt and rollover sensing along with an intuitive service scheduling platform to extend past the basics of entry-level telematics.”

DPL Telematics provides asset monitoring and telemetry technologies. With over 20 years’ experience and an excess of $980m in customer mobile assets trusted to it, DPL delivers a full suite of monitoring products with a global reach.