SkyRouter 2 offers detailed global mapping and a user interface that allows administrators to easily view, track, and communicate with assets. Users can track assets, communicate via simple text messaging, and receive and update trip plans, according to Blue Sky.
“With the launch of SkyRouter in 2003, Blue Sky Network pioneered using a web portal for asset tracking,” said Jon Gilbert, founder & CEO of Blue Sky Network. “This important upgrade is the result of extensive market research and feedback from Blue Sky Network’s thousands of users. With cutting-edge features such geo-fencing and street-level mapping, we are proud to offer SkyRouter 2 to our customers.”
Among the features available in SkyRouter 2 are geo-fencing; customized compound rules; same page, multiple maps; and ease of use.
The geo-fencing feature offers notifications every time a vehicle leaves or enters a specific geo-fence and can be built using a circular or polygon pattern. Users can also create custom rules and alerts based on specific events or any combination of events in the new customized compound rules feature. For example, managers can know when a vehicle is started after hours, when a vehicle is speeding, stopped, “out of bounds,” or driving erratically.
All assets can be tracked on a single map or separate maps in the same page, multiple maps section. Both street and aerial views are available from anywhere in the world. Users of Blue Sky Network’s HawkEye 5300 dual-mode tracking devices can also see which network—GSM or Iridium—provided position and event data, which allows a seamless view of network coverage for planning purposes.
SkyRouter also offers a point-and-click interface that makes tracking and report creation easy to use and understand. There is additional visibility and accountability with a playback feature that incorporates onboard diagnostic tools to record routes and activities of assets.