DPL Telematics launches Skyhawk OBDII Vehicle Tracking System

DPL Telematics, a leading provider of advanced asset monitoring and telemetry technologies, announced today the release of the Skyhawk OBDII Vehicle Tracking System. The Skyhawk OBDII is an advanced solution for wireless monitoring and remote tracking of vehicles to increase driver safety and productivity while reducing fleet costs. The GPS unit has no external wiring or antenna and plugs into the existing OBDII port of most vehicles, installing in seconds.

The Skyhawk OBDII allows managers to wirelessly monitor all their vehicles continually and accurately from a robust, Internet based software package. The OBDII data empowers fleet owners to remotely track and receive safety alerts such as air bag deployments, driving without the seatbelt, harsh braking, rapid acceleration, speeding, towing and much more. To determine emission test readiness, the Skyhawk OBDII constantly tracks the eleven vehicle system components required for an emissions test and notifies if any fail to complete their cycle. This saves the time and resources of having to re-test, as any failing system will be proactively identified and can be corrected prior to the emissions test.

The Skyhawk ODBII also monitors the vehicle’s supported temperatures, pressures and diagnostic fault codes which are wirelessly transmitted and archived on the software for remote asset diagnosis. All data is accessible from any Internet connected device; thus empowering the fleet manager to proactively take immediate corrective action instead of reacting to a catastrophic failure. Additional machine data includes fuel level, fuel remaining, mileage driven, engine runtime hours, idling hours, and RPM. These production metrics are utilized to properly assess working time and curb excessive idling, which negatively impact fuel consumption, asset wear, service costs and warranty.

The Skyhawk OBDII delivers automatic vehicle status and location updates which create a daily driver log of activity and can be mapped as a “bread crumb trail”. The resulting visibility powers intelligent, real time fleet management decisions for superior dispatching, less wasted driver time and faster dispute resolution. Customer configured geofence and curfew parameters are standard functionality to reduce theft and unauthorized use of the vehicles.

“The Skyhawk OBDII revolutionizes vehicle GPS tracking as it exists today, allowing anybody to perform an installation in seconds without any wiring or external antenna,” said Tony Nicoletti, Director of Strategy and Business Development at DPL Telematics. “The market has been asking for a true “plug and play“ GPS tracking solution to reduce installation time and cost, and we are excited to provide it.”

“Though its installation is very fast, the Skyhawk OBDII provides an abundance of actionable information for managers to improve driver safety, curb insurance costs and maintain a responsible company image,” added Nicoletti. “Having access to real time and historical diagnostic and operational data delivers fleetwide visibility needed to drive down service and fuel costs while improving logistics and driver accountability.”