SAN DIEGO. For fleets that don’t need the full functionality or cost associated with larger solutions, Qualcomm Inc. is releasing the MCP50, which it terms a flexible mobile computing platform (MCP).
The MCP50 will become available in the fall. The announcement was made here at the Truckload Carriers Assn. (TCA) annual convention.
Qualcomm said benefits to using the MCP50 will include flexible pricing plans that allow fleets to choose only the applications that they need. It will includes Basic, Compliance, Safety (CSA) and Compliance and Premium Plans bundled applications. Additional applications will be available for those fleets with more extensive needs, Qualcomm said.
“Fleets that may not have previously adopted mobile information technology are now recognizing the value these systems provide in efficiently managing safety and regulatory compliance,” said Norm Ellis, vp president of sales, services & marketing for Qualcomm Enterprise Services. “When implementing a cost-effective system such as the MCP50, these fleets will realize the variety of additional benefits, including improved asset management, timely and reliable two-way information sharing, improved fuel efficiency and truck-specific navigation.”
Options for the MCP50 will include a CSA safety performance service to help fleets manage their performance under CSA and the SMS scoring methodology; hours-of-service compliance through an electronic onboard recording system; critical event reporting with dashboard to track performance; onboard navigation; vehicle location tracking; and analytics manager to provide “actionable information on operational performance in easy-to-use dashboards, graphs and tables.”