Tracking Solutions

Foretrack Internet Based Tracking Solutions

We have a range of fleet tracking solutions to suit your individual needs all based around our industry leading online fleet management portal, accessible anywhere, anytime with an internet based PC.

We are also able to develop bespoke systems and work on special projects as we appreciate that sometimes each customer needs something different. Foretrack vehicle tracking solutions are designed to help your business reduce operating costs and increase revenues, through improving productivity, efficiency and ultimately delivering better customer service.

For a free, no obligation, online demonstration of Foretrack, please fill-in and submit our enquiry form. We will arrange to call you at your most convenient time.

Portable Tracking

Do you need to track high value goods without the complication of wired installations and external antennas?

Foretrack Portable tracking provides high sensitivity GPS/GPRS tracking which, allows surveillance of high value goods, cargos or vehicles anywhere in the world. High sensitivity GPS, through the use of an internal antenna, enables operation in environments where it was not previously possible, including locations where a direct sky view is not available. Foretrack portable tracking devices are compact, self contained and easy to conceal, perfect for covert installation.

  • High sensitivity GPS for operation in low signal strength environments
  • GSM/GPRS tri-band communications for affordable global operation
  • Rechargeable battery for long-term operation when disconnected from power
  • Compact and easily installed with self-contained antennas
  • No installation costs and high reliability
  • Water resistant.
Once these devices are fitted to your asset they are easily tracked via the 100% web based fortrack system or even on your phone.

If you have any questions or would like any further information please call 0330 094 5344.

Fleet Management

The foretrack solution offers live web based vehicle tracking and fleet management, providing around the clock visibility and control of your mobile workforce from any internet enabled PC.

Foretrack Features:

  • Real time visibility of vehicle location
  • Historical data of routes, site visits, vehicle speeds, idling, driver behaviour and more
  • Unlimited customer sites / geofenced areas
  • A range of alarms and alerts straight to your mobile or e-mail inbox
  • Full reporting suite
  • Improved security and protection for drivers and vehicles
  • Fuel usage calculator
  • Fleet utilisation
  • Vehicle servicing and MOT management
  • CANbus information direct from the vehicle
  • Monitoring of vehicle systems, such as temperature alerting for refrigerated trucks
The foretrack real time vehicle tracking system is designed to help your business reduce operating costs and increase revenues, through improving productivity, efficiency and ultimately delivering better customer service.

100% Web based:

The unique foretrack platform is entirely web based meaning no software files are required on any individual PC. Track and monitor your mobile assets from anywhere with an internet connection using our secure log in procedure.

Constantly evolving:

We never sit still and are constantly striving for the next development or feature that will add further value to our innovative solution. As a foretrack customer, each time we upgrade the service you receive the new additions free of charge.

You are guaranteed the most up to date mapping and road data thanks to our regular quarterly updates. Contact us now for more information, to arrange a FREE TRIAL or demonstration, or for any other enquiry you may have.

Asset Tracking

Do you need to track high value goods without the complication of wired installations and external antennas?

Foretrack Portable tracking provides high sensitivity GPS/GPRS tracking which allows surveillance of high value goods, cargos or vehicles anywhere in the world. High sensitivity GPS, through the use of an internal antenna, enables operation in environments where it was not previously possible, including locations where a direct sky view is not available.

Foretrack portable tracking devices are compact, self contained and easy to conceal, perfect for covert installation.

The integrated antennas and battery make Foretrack portable tracking highly reliable, enabling users to both enhance existing telematic applications and enable new business concepts to be realised. Foretrack offer two portable tracking devices, which both provide the following unique capabilities:

  • High sensitivity GPS for operation in low signal strength environments
  • GSM/GPRS tri-band communications for affordable global operation
  • Rechargeable battery for long-term operation when disconnected from power
  • Compact and easily installed with self-contained antennas
  • Zero installation costs and high reliability
Alarms may be set on battery level, target movement, breach of geo-fence or load parameters*. Reports are sent using low cost GPRS although fall-back to SMS (text) is possible.

Foretrack Plug & Go

The V3000 is a small and inexpensive vehicle tracker that connects directly to the OBDII or EOBD port in a car or small van. It requires no external antennae or power, making installation very easy. Simply locate the OBD port (normally in the driver or passenger footwell) and plug in the V3000.

The device supports the basic features you’d expect to see in any vehicle tracker, such as journey detection, identifying idling, and flexible reporting rates, however the direct interface to the on-board vehicle computer offers a number of additional benefits:

  • Alerts can be generated on key vehicle data, such as high engine RPM, to obtain a greater insight into the way a vehicle is actually being driven.
  • It’s possible to detect the state of the vehicle malfunction indicator light (MIL). This can be useful in rental or lease scenarios to identify if a vehicle requires maintenance work.
  • Speed is determined from the actual speed the vehicle believes it is travelling at. Whilst this may be less accurate than GPS-derived speed as it typically includes a margin of error, it does reflects the speed that is indicated to the driver and so is more appropriate for monitoring driver behaviour. It is also immune from the problem of spurious high speeds caused by GPS errors.
The V3000 works with all major types of OBD interface, and in most cases is able to automatically detect the correct protocol.

The inclusion of a 3-axis accelerometer allows harsh acceleration and deceleration to be detected.

Three small LEDs on the side of the device assist with onsite diagnostics by indicating the GPS, GPRS, and OBD status.

Unlike most other types of hardware, the V3000 requires a script to be written and loaded onto the device before it can operate. This allows us to have a greater degree of control over how the device behaves, as well as provide some differentiating features.

A number of different scenarios are available. For example, vehicles with stop/start technology. Normally these vehicles break a long journey into lots of smaller journeys, as each time the engine stops the tracking device believes the current journey has ended. The start/stop configuration will identify this behaviour as start/stop, and so help alleviate this potentially undesirable behaviour.Configurable parameters, can be remotely updated over-the-air (OTA).

Features

The flexible reporting provided by the V3000 allows the cumulative idling time to be calculated, and the location where the idling occurred can also be seen in the journey details.

In addition to idling, key events such as heading changes, high acceleration or deceleration, high engine RPM, and start/stop events are also shown.

The levels that cause these events to occur can be configured individually, allowing the device to work across a range of different types of car and driving styles.

Lone Worker / Personal Tracking

Do you have employees that deal with high-risk individuals or groups, which can potentially put them in harm’s way? Do they work alone in dangerous or isolated areas?

Foretrack Lone Worker tracking provides high sensitivity GPS/GPRS real time tracking of your staff, allowing you to maintain contact with your employees, provide them with the ability to raise an alarm and in doing so comply with Health and Safety, Duty of Care and Corporate Manslaughter legislation.

Features Include:

  • Real Time Tracking
  • Panic Button (Voice, SMS and Email alarms)
  • Two way voice communication
  • Latest GPS Technology
  • National coverage
  • Silent call monitoring

Benefits include:

  • Small, compact and concealable
  • Compliant with Lone Worker Legislation (Duty of Care & Corporate Manslaughter)
  • Provides visibility of workforce
  • Peace of mind for you and your workforce
Trailer Tracking

The foretrack trailer solution offers the same market leading selection of services as our standard vehicle tracking platform with the added benefit of specially designed trailer hardware including:

  • Rugged waterproof enclosure
  • Battery back up
  • Internal charging circuit
The unique foretrack platform is entirely web based meaning no software files are required on any individual PC. Track and monitor your mobile assets from anywhere with an internet connection using our secure log in procedure.

Key benefits:

  • Improved trailer utilisation
  • Increased security of sensitive loads
  • Locate ‘lost’ trailers

The foretrack solution is designed to help your business reduce operating costs and increase revenues, through improving productivity, efficiency and ultimately delivering better customer service.

How it works:

The unit is installed into the trailer and can be connected up through the vehicles’ cabling so that when the trailer is connected to a cab or tractor unit the device is running from the main vehicle power.

As soon as the trailer is disconnected the device uses its own battery power to generate location reports.

Length of operating time:

This will be subject to how the unit is configured to report. We are able to customise the reporting level in order to extend the life of the battery when the trailer is disconnected. It may be possible to achieve up to 3 months of reporting on a standalone trailer.

CANbus

CANbus provides a mechanism for interfacing with the onboard vehicle telematics to retrieve both driver and vehicle details. Our service supports both FMS CANbus (J1939), commonly found on Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs), and EOBD CANbus (J1979) which is often available on European cars manufactured after 2004 and Light Goods Vehicles (LGVs) manufactured after 2000.

Features

CANbus (FMS and EOBD) recording can provide a wealth of information relating to vehicle operation and performance. We have targeted several useful areas and turned them into real world business performance indicators. These are detailed below.

Rather than simply streaming CANbus information into the service, we use the relevant device to compile detailed journey statistics which can provide more meaningful information. As the device compiles this information, it means that data which may only available between device to service tranmisssions will be captured, rather than being lost when compared against devices that only send current information during journeys at periodic intervals. This has the added benefit of reducing communication costs.

Fuel Consumption

Fuel usage is one of the most variable areas in road transport which has a direct impact on cost. Our system is able to monitor fuel consumption on a vehicle and a driver basis.

The CANbus Fuel report shows details fuel usage.

Summary Overview

A CANbus fleet overview screen display summary information for several vehicles.

The information available on this screen includes:

  • Fuel used
  • Consumption today
  • Average speed today
  • Maximum speed today
  • Average RPM today
  • Maximum RPM today
  • Average throttle today
  • Current fuel level
  • Current odometer
  • Service due

“The implementation of the Foretrack solution has provided cost effective and extremely simple to drive solutions for our needs, as well as some extra bonuses we had not expected!”

Peter Baulch – Carford Group Ltd

 

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