Now with the ability to turn mobile phones into GPS tracking devices by
installing the free app, it does not make sense to track the mobile phone’s
movement 24 hours a day. Just how it sounds, the leisure mode allows users to
use their work phone for personal use outside of working hours without being
monitored. This feature creates a win-win situation for both the employer and
employee as it increases efficiency in managing mobile workers and allows these
workers to use one smartphone instead of carrying a separate phone for private
How it works is each mobile phone’s inViu routes settings would be
configured to automatically track during the employee’s work hours. You can
also import predefined leisure mode templates to save time during setup. Create
several templates to easily switch between different shifts. After the desired
template is selected, the employer would then lock the phone’s inViu routes
settings with a security code. This way the employee cannot change the ‘auto
A great feature of leisure mode is the extension verification message. The
user can choose to extend tracking time when working overtime. This is
important for companies that use the inViu timestamp as their employees’ work
hours for payroll. The message appears at the end of every scheduled shift for
the employee to confirm the worked hours or to extend them.
Leisure mode is just one of the many updates made to inViu routes to turn it
into a business-friendly tool for a cost-effective tracking system.
Learn about all the other useful plugins here or download the app from Google
A growing emphasis on security and fuel theft prevention has been increasing
across the globe for transport and logistics companies, with no exception in
African countries. As oil prices rise, the numbers of stolen vehicles and
syphoned fuel are also multiplying. With a positive economic outlook for Africa
in the coming years, how can business owners reap in the benefits and maximise
revenue while protecting their business from these escalating issues?
At ENAiKOON, we have a comprehensive telematics solution for fleet management
and fuel theft prevention that can be fully customised according to each
customer’s needs. The combination of our durable tracking devices,
complementary accessories, powerful software, and various plugins can be
seamlessly incorporated into existing business models to increase efficiency
all across the board.
ENAiKOON, along with a local reseller partner, is presenting a telematics
solution to help with GPS tracking and fuel theft monitoring along with many
other features. The Director of International Accounts, Marie Dennis, will be
in Lusaka on December 17th – 19th to demonstrate the system and answer any
potential questions about telematics and how it can help logistics, mining,
construction, and security companies. Africa is growing and ENAiKOON is there
to give peace of mind to local companies in Zambia and Southern Africa. For
more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or click here.
According to Berg Insight’s research, the commercial vehicle fleet
industry plays an essential role in the European economy. “The 6.2 million
medium and heavy trucks accounted for more than 75 percent of all inland
transports, forming a 250 billion Euro industry.” The research also states that
in Europe, the number of fleet management systems in active use is forecasted
to increase from 2.5 million units at the end of 2011 to 5.7 million by 2016.
This increase in the popularity of fleet management systems is attributed to
its effectiveness in increasing both efficiency and productivity.
No wonder more companies are using telematics to manage their fleet.
Telematics solutions for fleet dispatching and coordination are reliable and
affordable, making them a worthwhile investment with great ROI for businesses.
for instance, is the biggest towing company in Dresden, Germany, and they use a
system that has significantly improved their management and operations.
Legend has a large fleet of vehicles to “assist, salvage, and transport”
their customers. The company has a diverse set of jobs that require meticulous
coordination of their fleet. Vehicles are dispatched throughout the day to
various locations. Emergency calls are a regular occurrence, and they must be
able to react quickly to any situation. Knowing the location of a tow truck
closest to the scene is essential.
The towing company’s CEO, Karsten Hiehle, knew their solution for better
dispatching and coordination was the telematics system from ENAiKOON. The GPS
tracking device, locate-04, was installed on every service vehicle and the web
portal, inViu pro, was used to analyse the collected data.
“With ENAiKOON’s telematics solutions, we increased the performance of our
vehicles by 40% and customer satisfaction with our improved efficiency,” says
Mr. Hiehle. “The detailed reports on our staff’s driving behaviour allowed us
to provide personalised training for them, resulting in a 30% decrease in fuel
consumption. In addition, thanks to ENAiKOON’s GPS devices, we were able to
avoid over 20 fines for alleged driving violations by proving that the vehicles
were elsewhere during the alleged times of the violations.”
As a result, the fleet management system did not only improve the
dispatching of vehicles, but also decreased company expenses with fewer fines
and better driving. “Our investment in telematics has more than paid for itself
for Legend,” adds Mr. Hiehle. For more on this fleet management solution or to
receive a free trial kit, contact ENAiKOON at email@example.com.
It was not so long ago that we used paper maps to navigate, yet today we use
our phones for everything – including navigation. It’s hard to imagine a world
without our maps application or navigation system. How did we become so
dependent on this GPS technology? Why is GPS so important in our lives?
Before we dissect GPS’s role in the world today, let’s talk about what
exactly GPS is and how it works. The Global Positioning System (GPS) is
actually run by the US Department of Defence, a project that started in 1973 in
search of a better navigation system. Originally developed for military use,
the system consists of 24 satellites travelling 19,300 km above the earth in
controlled orbits twice a day. These satellites are built to last 10 years and
are replaced after this time by a new one that gets launched into orbit.
To access GPS data one must use a GPS receiver. The receiver must be locked
onto the signal of at least three satellites to calculate a 2D position
(latitude and longitude) and have the ability to track movement. With four or
more satellites, the receiver can determine a user’s altitude, making it a 3D
position. This process of locating is called trilateration, where the
intersection of three sphere surfaces determines a user’s location. GPS can
determine location, velocity, time, speed, bearing, trip distance, distance to
destination, sunrise, and sunset.
As you can see, this wealth of information has benefited countless
industries, such as transport, logistics, construction, security, government, mining, and waste management, just to name a few. The ability to track
mobile objects in real time has improved productivity across the board. Sectors
that use vehicles and machinery benefit the most, with GPS devices being able
to transmit data regarding vehicle condition and CAN-bus. Fuel consumption and fuel theft can both be controlled using the
right accessories and software. Being able to select the most efficient routes
for driving jobs and analyse driving behaviour has helped companies save on
fuel costs, which account for a huge portion of operating expenses.
GPS has unquestionably made a strong impact on how people run businesses,
but it also equally influenced how people live. Our cars now have built-in
navigation systems. We use our smartphones for directions while travelling. We
ask our phones where the nearest restaurant is. It tells us where our
friends are. Our pets can now be tracked and located when lost. GPS
receivers are indispensable tools for geocaching and OSM mapping. As more uses come out of this technology, the more
dependent we become and the more trust we have in GPS. That being said, this
trust can be dangerous for some. People from all around the world have
experienced GPS errors and navigation disasters. See how some have driven into a lake, bay, house, cliff, park, and sand
What one can do to avoid such situations is to evaluate the GPS accuracy of
one’s current position. As mentioned earlier, GPS positioning requires the
presence of at least three to four satellites. This can be determined using
handheld GPS receivers or convenient smartphone apps. inViu
GPS details is a free Android app that shows the satellites in orbit, GPS
accuracy, cardinal direction, compass, GPS time, and current location. When
using GPS, let’s try to use our eyes and trust in solid data before driving
into situations that can be easily dodged.
Does your company deal with containers? If so, you’re probably familiar with
lost containers and the hassle associated with locating them using tedious
excel spreadsheets. Thanks to telematics, those days are now over.
ALBA R-plus, an international waste management and recycling company, had
experienced these exact issues in the past. They have over 600 waste containers
throughout Europe at various locations. Once the containers are full, they are
picked up and sent for recycling. The problem is that they are all collected
through a central collection system for Waste Electrical and Electronic
Equipment (WEEE). Other competing waste companies also have their containers
collected there. It is possible to accidentally pick up another company’s
container. Without a proper tracking system, a company can easily lose one of
their containers to another, and this is exactly what happened at ALBA R-plus.
Several containers went missing; no one knew where they were or which competing
company had them. There was absolutely no way of telling their location, making
it impossible to recover the missing containers.
That was, until they discovered telematics. They searched for a
comprehensive tracking solution that would allow them to monitor every
container’s location. ENAiKOON’s container management system includes robust
yet discreet GPS tracking devices, affordable SIM cards, and a powerful,
web-based software. ALBA R-plus equipped all of their containers with the
ENAiKOON locate-15, a GPS tracking device with an internal battery
that lasts for 10 years. The container’s location is sent to the ENAiKOON
servers via an inexpensive SIM
card, allowing real-time data transmission. This data is then viewed using
the web portal, inViu web, which is accessible with any web browser.
“With the stand-alone tracking device, ENAIKOON locate-15, we receive a
current location update for all of our containers every day, which is perfect
for our container management,” comments Jean Ziemann, manager of ALBA R-plus.
“The use of excel lists for our container accounting is a thing of the past.
All we have to do is look in inViu web for the container location so that we
can retrieve it for use again.”
The integrated map in inViu web displays the exact location of each
container, making it easy to identify the trade flow of recycled goods when a
competitor gets a contract to pick up the materials. Most importantly, their
long search for missing containers is over. For more information on the
container management system, visit our case study page or contact ENAiKOON at firstname.lastname@example.org.