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DPL launches AssetCommand Max

Nov. 18, 2020
Hardwired telematics device features ‘industry-first’ feature set that includes remote disable capabilities, tilt/rollover sensing

DPL Telematics recently released the AssetCommand Max Tracking System, which it says delivers advanced wireless monitoring and remote tracking for off-road equipment and over-the-road trucks, increasing productivity while reducing fleet costs.

The rugged device tracks runtime, trips, geofences, curfews, rollover and service schedules while empowering managers to remotely disable their assets.

“The market has been seeking an affordable, quick-installing telematics solution that goes a step beyond just the minimum of runtime, mileage and location,” said Tony Nicoletti, vice president of business development at DPL. “In the AssetCommand Max, we have introduced remote disable capabilities, tilt and rollover sensing, along with an intuitive service scheduling platform to extend past the basics of entry level telematics.”

The AssetCommand Max allows owners to remotely monitor assets accurately from an “intuitive, internet-based software package and mobile app.” The company claims the unit is the first telematics product of its kind to feature:

  • Remote starter disable/enable: Asset immobilization for safety, theft or nonpayment concerns
  • Tilt and rollover detection: Real time notifications of potential safety issues or machine abuse
  • IP 67 rated and UV stabilized design: Waterproof for deployment in harsh environments
  • Tamper detection: Immediate text and email alerts if the unit is disconnected, reverting to internal backup battery power
  • Little to no sky view required: May be hidden inside or under certain assets
  • Internal backup battery and antenna: Small form factor for fast installation and internal power in case primary power is lost
  • Wireless, two-way communication: Activate recovery mode or set movement alerts over the air from the software or mobile app
  • Month-to-month agreement: No long-term contract, deactivate and reactivate anytime without penalty

The AssetCommand Max reports usage metrics such as runtime, odometer, movement, ignition status, speed and battery health. The platform also includes an service module for scheduling by runtime, odometer or calendar and notifying whichever threshold is reached first. The solution is an effective tool to reduce service costs, maximize uptime and eliminate manual errors, DPL said.

The device boasts a starter disable function that allows owners to immobilize an asset on demand from anywhere with an internet connection to curb theft and other emergencies. It also has both internal antenna and backup battery, to make it easier to hide as well as alert should the primary power be lost. The AssetCommand Max also includes an industry-first tilt/rollover sensor, whereby owners can specify a tilt angle and receive real time alerts if the asset tips to that incline or rolls over. The resulting combination of these unique features reduces potential safety hazards, asset theft and machine abuse, the company maintained.

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