DPL Adds Anti-Tampering Features to Vehicle-Tracking System | Construction News

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DPL Telematics, Los Altos, Calif., a leading provider of advanced asset monitoring and telemetry technologies, has launched an internal backup battery and anti-tamper features for the next generation of its Trackall OBDII Vehicle Tracking System.

The Trackall OBDII is an advanced solution for wireless monitoring and remote tracking of vehicles to increase driver safety and productivity while reducing fleet costs.

The GPS unit has no external wiring or antenna and can be plugged into the existing OBDII port of most vehicles in just seconds.

The unit's new anti-tamper features include detection of GPS jamming, and a backup battery that delivers disconnection notification, complete with location.

The Trackall OBDII allows managers to wirelessly monitor all their vehicles continually and accurately from a robust, internet-based software package and mobile app.

Those new enhancements make the Trackall OBDII the industry’s fastest installing GPS tracking system to feature:

Automatic Location Updates: Constant reporting is triggered by vehicle status, steering wheel turn, ignition, and time intervals, which create a daily driver log of activity and can be mapped as a “bread crumb trail.” The resulting visibility powers intelligent, real-time fleet-management decisions for superior dispatching, less wasted driver time, and faster dispute resolution.

Anti-Tamper Protection: To combat disconnection, the unit's internal battery sends out an immediate notification and location if it is removed from the OBDII port, and continues to track for several hours. It also detects GPS jamming and will self-correct if it senses interference.

Engine Data: The vehicle’s supported temperatures, pressures, check-engine light, and diagnostic fault codes are transmitted wirelessly and archived on the software for remote asset diagnosis. All data is accessible from any device connected to the internet, enabling the fleet manager to take immediate corrective action instead of reacting to a catastrophic failure.

Utilization Data: Additional supported data includes mileage driven, engine hours, idling hours, PTO and RPM, fuel level, and fuel remaining. Those metrics help a manager assess working time and stop the excessive idling, thereby reducing fuel consumption, asset wear, service cost, and warranty expense.

Safety Alerts: Fleet owners can remotely track and receive immediate notifications such as air bag deployment, driving without the seatbelt, harsh braking, rapid acceleration, speeding, towing, and much more.

Security Alerts: A standard feature allows the owner to set limits on vehicle movement, towing, and curfew in order to reduce theft and unauthorized use.

VIN Decoding: Upon installation the unit will download the vehicle’s VIN and populate the software accordingly, thus reducing the need for manual entry and potential error.

Emission Test Readiness: The Trackall OBDII constantly tracks the eleven vehicle system components required for an emission test and notifies if any fail to complete their cycle. This saves the time and resources of having to re-test, as any failing system will be proactively identified and can be corrected prior to the emissions test.

“The Trackall OBDII allows anybody to perform an installation in seconds without any wiring or external antenna,” said Tony Nicoletti, director of strategy and business development for DPL Telematics. “Its simple installation could be construed as a weakness or driver temptation, thus the unit is carefully protected by powerful anti-tamper technologies to ensure its data integrity and reliability are maintained.”