M2M (machine-to-machine) technology can help the enterprise become more productive and profitable. But that’s not all. Integrated cloud, tablet, and M2M technology can also address federal regulations for drivers while improving service for clients.
For example, Verizon Wireless, www.verizonwireless.com, and Pedigree Technologies, www.pedigreetechnologies.com, have announced they will offer Pedigree’s OneViewPOV, a suite of tablet applications for fleet and field service management, on the Verizon Wireless network.
The new Verizon Wireless Business Solution Alliance will allow mobile workers to have one device in their vehicles for tracking, routing, and logging driver hours of service, as well as tracking vehicle use in the field. Other capabilities include status and alarms for asset location, machine-health diagnostics, and tank inventories using M2M communications. The technology also helps prioritize service deliveries.
In particular, the solution is designed for transportation and logistics organizations in oil and gas, construction, production agriculture, and other field service industries.
One of the challenges for enterprises looking to implement new technology is running the operations with individual software solutions and proprietary hardware, according to Pedigree. Pedigree’s plan is to streamline processes by moving everything to Verizon Wireless’ 3G and 4G LTE networks.
According to Pedigree and Verizon Wireless, OneViewPOV helps companies meet regulatory compliance requirements for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Admin.’s CSA (Compliance, Safety, Accountability) program—which is a new nationwide system for making the roads safer for motor carriers.
With a range of tablet configurations and Verizon Wireless’ network, enterprise organizations can use the technology to increase the productivity of field workers, while also gaining insight into the mobile enterprise through the cloud. All in all, the technology will allow companies to make faster decisions and improve workflow.
M2M technology can play a big role in managing fleets. From creating a safer working environment to more effectively managing driver data in the field, the amount of uses for M2M within the realm of fleet management are wide—especially as new alliances emerge to give mobile workers more capabilities for managing assets.