PRLog - May 1, 2012 - MERIDIAN, Idaho -- PreCise™ MRM has unveiled its latest advancement in AVL-GPS/GPRS technology for plow trucks, the IX-403. The IX-403 GPS device is the next generation of rugged, full-featured mobile resource management systems that provide the latest in technology to deliver critical vehicle data to fleet managers. The IX-403 allows municipal truck fleet managers to monitor location and productivity, measure material usage, and maintain a snapshot of maintenance needs of the vehicle.
PreCise MRM IX-403
The IX-403 provides these important features:
Input Tracking, monitor up to six digital or analog inputs for data collection on:
• Plow position
• Impact sensors
• Service components
• Engine temperature sensors
• Vehicle availability (free/busy)
• Equipment usage for maintenance
Plow Spreader Control Integration with FORCE America Controls
• Monitor 37 winter maintenance events
• Automate driver logs for greater accuracy
• Best in class integration with FORCE America SSC5100 & SSC6100 spreader controllers
Positive Environmental Impact
• Identify excess salt & sand application
• Improve vehicle maintenance tracking
• Reduce fuel via optimized routing and identify idle time and speeding
• GSM - cellular
• WiFi communication
• A combination of both
“There is a multitude of critical decision making data that the IX-403 collects from the plow truck in order to populate customizable reports that fleet managers can use to maximize their resources and minimize costs,” says Michael Schlag, Product Manager for PreCise MRM.
Winter maintenance professionals have been given a daunting task: Find a seemingly impossible balance between public safety, fiscal responsibility, and environmental conservation. FORCE America provides complete systems to help organizations focused on winter maintenance to measure, control, and ultimately reduce salt and other road treatment chemical usage. FORCE America’s focus is to provide tools to assure the right blend of materials are used in the minimum quantities to maximize public safety while minimizing cost and environmental impact. “The announcement of the PreCise MRM IX-403 GPS device is the latest tool to put the power to fight winter in the hands of Public Works teams across North America,” adds Schlag.
About PreCise™ MRM – Mobile Resource Management
PreCise MRM provides fleet management solutions, utilizing the latest in mobile and GPS technology to improve productivity and cost effectiveness to the on-off highway market. The solution is a combination of rugged hardware and web-based software designed to dramatically improve the visibility and control over mobile resources. From basic location and speed information to complex data coming from intelligent onboard devices, PreCise MRM products capture, store, and transmit data to a user-friendly interface, viewable from anywhere in the world via a secure internet connection.
PreCise MRM is a subsidiary of FORCE America, Inc.