In these difficult economic times, it is important for companies to streamline their fleets and micromanage every mile and every minute. Econz Wireless has just released a new GPS tracking device in South Africa that will help do just that. They call it the Timecard GPS Lite, and it helps track people and assets without the need for time sheets and mileage reports.
Back to Basics
The Timecard GPS Lite monitors the location, speed, and mileage of a company’s employees while they are in transit through a handheld wireless device that uses not only satellite data but also terrestrial mapping. The system can be used with any standard cell phone as well as specialized phones such as Blackberry, Nokia, Sonim, Apple iOS, and Tablets. Data is sent every 300 feet, 45-degree angle, or 60 seconds, depending on which comes first when the device is in motion. Because the GPS data is stored in the firmware of the handset, it is not lost when the signal fails; in fact, once the connection is again established, the data is immediately forwarded. Data is stored for six months, and a company can access its data 24-7.
Econz offers it customers special features that go above and beyond the typical GPS technology used for fleet management. Bread Crumb Trails record data based on speed and direction, leaving a virtual trail that can be easily retraced if necessary. The Speed Trigger feature allows a company to establish speed limit rules for its drivers and then notifies the administrator if a rule has been broken. The administrator can, in turn, send an email and/or text message letting the driver know of his infraction. The Idle Time Trigger works in the same manner, notifying management when the Timecard GPS Lite transmitter has remained motionless for an extended period of time. The device can even instruct the driver to call the office to discuss the issue. Using the Smart Fence feature, a company can establish a zone, as small as a specific building or as large as a state, and then request notification when the person or asset has entered that zone.
Econz Wireless offers a practical and affordable solution to help companies better manage their employees and their assets, reducing costs and improving efficiency. For less than $10 a month per device with $10 setup fee per device, a company can have the best of GPS technology at its fingertips.