Navman Wireless is now taking pre-orders for its Qtanium 300, a rugged GPS tracking device designed for off-road construction equipment. The device works with the company’s OnlineAVL2 fleet tracking and management system.
The Qtanium 300 will ship later this month. It will allow construction contractors to use the OnlineAVL2 to manage on- and off-road vehicles from a single interface, Navman said.
“With the Qtanium 300 and new construction reports for our OnlineAVL2 software, it is now possible to view the location of all vehicles in real-time on the same map display as well as access all reports from a single menu,” said Renaat Ver Eecke, vice president and general manager, Navman Wireless North America. “This saves time, eliminates IT overhead, and provides better information for routing and fleet optimization.”
The Qtanium 300 monitors the location of bulldozers, excavators, cranes and other off-road assets via GPS and transmits the data to the OnlineAVL2 software for analysis. The resulting maps and reports can help fleet managers more effectively manage their equipment, resulting in reduced fuel consumption and operating costs and increasing efficiency.
The device features an IP67-rated waterproof enclosure, shock testing to 30G and vibration testing to 9G, 24 hours of battery life when in full operation with a five-month backup battery, special engineering to prevent tampering and a concealed antenna for safety.
To accompany the new device, Navman has also upgraded the OnlineAVL2 software to include the ability to see the real-time location of both on- and off-road fleet vehicles merged on the same map, utilizing data provided by the Qtanium 300 plus its Qube counterpart for on-road vehicles; new asset-specific map icons that instantly identify vehicles of all types in user-defined categories; and construction-specific reports that document asset utilization and location, engine hours and sensor-based equipment information such as how many times a crane arm wired to the Qtanium unit by a sensor moves up or down.
OnlineAVL2 is delivered under the Software-as-a-Service model with no major in-house software installation or maintenance required.