San Diego-based Networkcar (www.networkcar.com) a wholly owned subsidiary of Huhes Telematics, Inc., has selected the Siemens TC63 wireless module for its Networkfleet wireless vehicle management system. The Siemens module is integrated into the Networkfleet in-vehicle device, which collects and wirelessly transmits data directly from a vehicle's engine computer and from a global positioning system (GPS).
Networkfleet transmits GPS location and engine diagnostics wirelessly from the vehicle to a network operations center. Fleet managers can log on to a dedicated website anytime to view specific vehicle data such as current location, fuel consumption, mileage, speed, emissions, and idle-time through a secure web application. Customers using Networkfleet also receive instant email notifications when a vehicle goes beyond pre-set limits.
According to the company, the Siemens TC63 covers all four GSM (global system for mobile communications) frequency bands and has the capability to provideM2M (machine-to-machine) connectivity on any GSM or GPRS (general packet radio services) network throughout the world. It can be connected to a wide range of devices, enables high-speed data transfer, and operates in a wide temperature range (-30 to +65 degrees C).