DPL America Releases CAN Bus Telematics Solution

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DPL America, San Francisco, Calif., has incorporated CAN Bus functionality in its Titan Equipment Monitoring System, a wireless monitoring and remote tracking solution for off-road equipment and over-the-road trucks.

The new CAN Bus features include remote access to and real-time delivery of diagnostic fault codes, fuel consumption, idle vs. work time analysis, engine direct hour meter/odometer readings, as well as temperatures and pressures.

The Titan solution allows managers to wirelessly monitor all of their assets from an Internet based software package. The CAN Bus integration enables fleet owners to remotely receive engine data across multiple brands, directly from their properly equipped machines and larger trucks. This data includes fault codes, which are wirelessly transmitted and archived on the software for remote asset diagnosis from any Internet connected device. Additional machine data includes fuel burn, engine runtime hours, idling hours, and RPM. The production metrics are used to properly assess working time and curb excessive idle time. The Titan also transmits machine health conditions such as critical lamp statuses, temperatures and in real time, so corrective action may be taken to prevent a catastrophic failure.

“Telematics is a powerful tool for effective fleet management; however, unique factory installed systems and the deluge of CAN Bus data end up creating more work for the equipment owner,” said Tony Nicoletti, director of sales and business development at DPL America. “In the Titan, we have streamlined that process by delivering pertinent fleet-wide information through a single interface and automated reports.”