The LogisticsFramework and Wireless Vehicle Bus Adapter Combine to Provide Smart, Cost-Effective Vehicle Telematics for the Oil and Gas and Waste-Hauling Industries
Qv21 Technologies, Inc. recently announced it has integrated The LogisticsFramework (TLF), its Android-based handheld logistics software solution, with Digi International’s Wireless Vehicle Bus Adapter (WVA). WVA is a rugged and compact plug-in device providing easy access to telematics data via Wi-Fi. The WVA connects directly into the diagnostic port of semi-trucks, or heavy equipment. The joint solution is aimed at fleet owners and operators in the oil-and-gas and waste-hauling industries.
Vehicle data for critical telematics applications (remote vehicular data and load monitoring, driver logs, driver-performance analysis, and vehicle maintenance) has traditionally involved expensive, proprietary onboard computers, cumbersome wiring, and time-consuming and expensive installation. With Digi’s state-of-the-art WVA and Wi-Fi communications and Qv21’s Android-based platform, fleet owners and operators will cut hardware and installation costs while improving data flow and increasing operational visibility and efficiency.
“The integration of our in-cab Android platform with the data stream provided on a vehicle bus creates a complete vehicle telematics solution for DOT-compliant, hands-free, machine-to-machine (M2M) communications,” said Huw Thomas, chief executive officer of Qv21 Technologies. “Speed, odometer readings, engine use, and other vehicle-specific information are available in real time to dispatchers, fleet managers, and other participants, adding another level of efficiency and compliance throughout the supply chain.”
The integrated offering enables regulatory-compliant electronic logging that leverages the vehicle data from Qv21 Technologies’ Electronic On Board Recording module. Tire pressure can also now be monitored remotely, adding a greater degree of safety throughout a truck fleet. Numerous other features can be added to provide intelligent vehicle and load-sensing data in real-time. The result is a new and smarter generation of commercial vehicle telematics systems with low cost and very simple installation..”
Timely, accurate data is central to understanding what is happening throughout the organization, whether it’s a carrier, exploration and production firm, or terminal operator. The Qv21-Digi solution provides a streamlined system for data to flow directly from the vehicle to the transportation company back office in true M2M fashion. This will enable transportation managers to capitalize on opportunities and prevent problems while mitigating risks and lowering costs across the crude-oil supply chain.
About Qv21 Technologies
Qv21 Technologies, Inc. is the leader in Software as a Service (SaaS) logistics for the oil field services industry. Based in Austin, Texas, and with offices throughout the U.S. and overseas, Qv21 Technologies focuses on improving logistics efficiency in the oil and gas industry. Using the latest proven and readily available technologies, Qv21 makes its cutting-edge solutions easily accessible to companies of all sizes without large capital expense. For more information, visit www.Qv21.com.
About Digi International
Digi International is the M2M solutions expert, combining products and services as end-to-end solutions to drive business efficiencies. Digi provides the industry’s broadest range of wireless products, a cloud-computing platform tailored for devices, and development services to help customers get to market fast with wireless devices and applications. Digi’s entire solution set is tailored to allow any device to communicate with any application, anywhere in the world. For more information, visit www.digi.com.