The Lithuanian company Teltonika has been offering the highest quality M2M / IoT communication devices solutions for nearly 20 years, including a rich offer of GPS locators / recorders of the FMA1x / FM1x series, designed for vehicle fleet tracking and management applications. These devices, in communication with the GPS application server through the GSM network, send information on, among others current vehicle position, its speed and other data collected via CAN and RS-485 interface such as level and fuel consumption, engine speed, load and temperature, tachograph data and such information regarding vehicle safety as opening doors and covers, closing and opening the vehicle by remote control or starting the vehicle alarm system.
On the other hand, thanks to the 1-Wire interface support, Teltonika FMA1x/FM1x GPS gateways can cooperate with Netronix PLA RFID readers, supporting additional functionality related to driver identification, which can be done via RFID cards and transponders working in MIFARE® standards Classic (13.65MHz) or Unique / HITAG2 (125kHz).
This is extremely important information for every fleet system manager in medium and large enterprises, enabling cost optimization and control of fuel expenses, inspections, staff costs and many more. Driver identification allows for automatic assignment of employees to the vehicle in use, and thanks to RFID technology we can collect data such as:
- working time of drivers - e.g. traders,
- time of using a given vehicle, divided into business and private work time,
- number of kilometers driven per driver,
- and additionally, RFID is a protection against unauthorized use of the vehicle - without a suitable tablet or proximity card, the ignition will not be unlocked.