An all-in-one sys­tem

Motor Equipment News - - NEWS - By John Ox­ley

Imag­ine a telem­at­ics sys­tem that not only al­lows you to check on where your ve­hi­cles are, but lets you watch the driv­ers in real time, to see the road ahead, and even check the cargo isn’t be­ing in­ter­fered with.

This is Au­toView AV Track, a new fleet man­age­ment and track­ing sys­tem that makes use of on-board cam­eras, Dig­i­tal Video Recorder (DVR) and GPS. “It’s a con­ver­gence of ev­ery­thing in one,” says im­porter Grant Eveleigh, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of DLG In­ter­na­tional.

“And it’s not just about track­ing, it in­cludes geo-fenc­ing, re­port­ing mileage, road user charges re­minders – all the things a fleet man­ager needs. And the sys­tem can han­dle an un­lim­ited num­ber of ve­hi­cles and can break fleets down into man­age­able ve­hi­cle/driver types or ac­counts,” says Grant.

The sys­tem uses a three-chan­nel DVR, two cam­eras built in and an op­tional ad­di­tional third cam­era. One is aimed into the cab of the ve­hi­cle and the other built in cam­era on the road in front. The third chan­nel be utilised as Heavy Duty back-up cam­era with au­dio at the rear of the ve­hi­cle or a com­pact in­ter­nal cam­era in the cargo hold for when the doors are left open, as often hap­pens when the driver is load­ing and un­load­ing.

The equip­ment is housed in a tam­per-proof case with built-in GPS, and as well as con­stantly record­ing – two Mi­cro SD mem­ory cards of up to 128gB each can be used giv­ing 256GB to­tal in­ter­nal stor­age or an ex­ter­nal HDD can be used giv­ing a sig­nif­i­cant amount record­ing time – also uses a pocket Wi-Fi or 3G/4G don­gle for com­mu­ni­ca­tion with the FMS server and to live stream video/ au­dio if re­quired.

The sys­tem beams the data into a com­puter at the base of­fice us­ing its PC Man­ager soft­ware, and at any time the fleet man­ager can have a look­see at what’s happening, and where every­one is.

The sys­tem also in­cor­po­rates an SOS panic but­ton mounted on the DVR, as well as op­tions for hid­den but­tons. This trans­mits directly to the FMS Server, alert­ing the sys­tem man­ager and en­abling quick re­sponse even if the driver is in­ca­pac­i­tated.

One fea­ture we par­tic­u­larly liked was the “event snap­shot” fa­cil­ity, which takes and up­loads still shots of the ve­hi­cle sur­round­ings and in­te­rior at pre-set in­ter­vals, as well as when an event, such as an ac­ci­dent, oc­curs. This can pro­vide essen­tial ev­i­dence to back up the video record, an in­ci­dent re­port is eas­ily cre­ated from the FMS server us­ing the stored data and google maps for lo­ca­tional in­for­ma­tion.

The DVR also in­cludes a G-force sen­sor which records when there’s an im­pact, as well as a built-in mo­tion sen­sor which records if mo­tion is de­tected when the AV Track has been put into “Park Mode”.

All in­for­ma­tion is sent in en­cryp­tion video for­mat to pre­vent hack­ing, and unau­tho­rised ac­cess is pre­vented by pass­words.

The PC Man­ager is able to con­vert im­ages to JPEG for sav­ing and print­ing out a driv­ing re­port with a snap­shot im­age. Lo­ca­tion and driv­ing in­for­ma­tion is also in­cluded, as­sist­ing with any post-event pro­ceed­ings.

“Un­til now peo­ple have had the abil­ity to track on one de­vice and record on an­other, but they haven’t had the abil­ity to see a live stream, with cam­era, DVR and track­ing all in one de­vice,” said Grant.

For more details, in­clud­ing costs, con­tact the team at DLG In­ter­na­tional 09 571 3375.

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