Advantech Launches Compact Mobile Data Terminal for Fleet Management

By PRESS RELEASE — January 19, 2009

Advantech, a global leader in embedded solutions and services, released two products today to enrich its Mobile Resource Management product lines. The VITA-350P, which is an ARM/Xscale, Windows CE Embedded, Mobile Data Terminal, and the TREK-305R, which is a 5.7" TFT vehicle-mount display panel. The combination of VITA-350P and TREK-305R makes a perfect fleet management solution with real-time tracking, as well as an efficient dispatch navigation and vehicle data collection system, designed for fleet owners and drivers alike.

VITA-350P, connected to an OBDII data streamer can monitor common vehicle performance data, such as vehicle and engine speed, fuel level, brake switch status, and odometer data. It can collect data from long haul trucks, private delivery fleets, waste disposal fleets, tank fleets, couriers, trailers, and utility fleets making fleet management smarter, easier, more efficient, and most of all, more cost effective. VITA-350P is unique in the market. The GPRS module is provided by Siemens (Cinterion) and the GPS one by u-blox; two names which are world renowned for their high quality and optimal performance. Advantech also provides APIs to ease application development and provide maximum flexibility to customers. VITA-350P is equipped with Advantech''s MRM utility, an easy-to-use, flexible human machine interface, providing functions to customize fleet management applications in a Windows XP environment, and save GPS data log files to the onboard flash.

TREK-305R is equipped with a 5.7" TFT display panel with a resistive touch screen, and a VESA-compliant mounting kit for easy installation. VITA-350P provides GIS (Geographical Information System) information, offering solutions for both fleet owners and drivers. For fleet owners, the location of all vehicles can be pinpointed on detailed maps at the back-end operation center. Dispatch and two-way communication between driver and the central office couldn''t be easier. For drivers, the system can calculate the shortest route, saving time, fuel, and money, while ensuring they reach the proper destination.

VITA-350P is certified with both the E-mark and MIL-810F514.5C-3 standards; the first one essential for vehicle-mounted products in the European market, and the second for ensuring that VITA-350P is shock-resistant. ISO-7637 Level III standard also ensures compatibility with other vehicle components. With its compact and heavy-duty plastic housing design, VITA-350P is ideal for mounting vertically or horizontally inside most vehicles. VITA-350P can withstand the harshest environments with a wide range of operating temperatures. Both the VITA-350P and TREK-305R are ready for order now. For more information, please visit our product website or contact Advantech local sales.

Founded in 1983, Advantech delivers visionary and trustworthy industrial computing solutions that empower businesses. Advantech is a Premier Member of the Intel Embedded and Communications Alliance, a community of embedded and communications developers and solution providers. We cooperate closely with solution partners to provide complete solutions for a wide array of applications in diverse industries, offering products and solutions in three business categories: Embedded ePlatform, eServices & Applied Computing, and Industrial Automation groups. With more than 3,400 dedicated employees, Advantech operates an extensive support, sales and marketing network in 18 countries and 39 major cities to deliver fast time-to-market services to our worldwide customers.

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