Roadmap monthly newsletter - September 2011

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Roadmap monthly newsletter - September 2011

  1. 1. September 2011Roadmap monthly newsletter In this issue New features Adaptive TrackingEditorial Europe Vicinity Roaming Improved Appointments AlarmS eptember in many Northern Hemisphere countries marks the re-launch of the economic activity, after Case Study the silly season typically associated to summer Frotcom sponsors holidays. FSL rally teamIt is therefore common for companies to return to their activities and launch News and eventstheir projects during this month. Frotcom is no exception. New Frotcom Video is now availableFor instance, our R&D is completely redesigning the method for theprogramming and registration of new devices in the Intranet. It is now becoming This and much more…a highly automatic process, allowing Frotcom International to cope with the evergrowing number of activations requested by Frotcom Certified Partners andtheir clients.Moreover, deep optimization of Frotcom’s web interface is taking place, with aspecial focus on maps. This will result in faster maps manipulation and an overallmore user-friendly and consistent web interface.In parallel, other activities are also being developed, such as the launch of a newvideo about Frotcom, presented in this edition of Roadmap. More videos willfollow, containing simple and to-the-point Frotcom tutorials.This multi-front approach is enriching theFrotcom experience and yes, we’ll havemore surprises soon.Read all about it in Roadmap.Valério MarquesCEO - Frotcom InternationalA note from the editor – If you would like to have your ownsay in the next edition of this newsletter please do nothesitate to get in touch at roadmap@frotcom.com.Roadmap Monthly Newsletter | roadmap@frotcom.com | Tel + 351 214 135 670 | Fax +351 214 135 678Frotcom vehicle tracking system | www.frotcom.comAngola |Belgium | Brazil | Bulgaria | Cameroon | Cyprus | D. R. Congo | Greece | Italy | Kenya | Luxemburg | Macedonia | Madagascar | Mauritius| Morocco | Portugal | Reunion Islands | Romania | Rwanda | Senegal | Serbia | Seychelles | Sierra Leone | Slovenia | Spain | Tanzania | Uganda 1
  2. 2. Did you know? Frotcom goesNew Features on a boat trip!Adaptive Tracking – A new tracking experience Adaptive tracking is an alternative to the “one- position-a-minute” standard. It will send positions when the vehicle makes a turn, which also eases the reading of the path on the map. Adaptive Tracking will transmit data under the following conditions: Until now Roadmap followers have been used to reading words like 1. With ignition ON vehicle tracking or vehicle maps. a) If the GPS receiver detects a turn > 30 degrees (the vehicle is turning); b) Every 5 minutes if no turns are detected as described above. Today, we enlarge a little bit more the horizon to let you know that 2. With ignition OFF - Every 20 minutes. Frotcom embarked upon a sea journey.Release of the new Europe Vicinity Roaming service At the middle of August a boat left the shore of Greece with a Frotcom Europe Vicinity Roaming is a new roaming GPS tracker on board, traversing a option for Europe, in which the roaming is distance of 83 km in 2h13m. The boat limited to a total number of 6 countries, owner used Frotcom so that his usually around the company’s home friends and family could follow his country. trip.All the companies which have the need for roaming limited to a vicinity of theirhome country can benefit from this option. Appointments Alarm has been improvedFrotcom has now an improved version of theAppointments Alarm, where multiple instancesare configurable, both in time and mileage. It alsoallows users to link their appointments to specificentities (suppliers) and cost types available inFrotcom’s Management module. This way, it ispossible, for instance, to know which vehiclesneed to be inspected by a specific inspectionentity.Roadmap Monthly Newsletter | roadmap@frotcom.com | Tel + 351 214 135 670 | Fax +351 214 135 678Frotcom vehicle tracking system | www.frotcom.comAngola |Belgium | Brazil | Bulgaria | Cameroon | Cyprus | D. R. Congo | Greece | Italy | Kenya | Luxemburg | Macedonia | Madagascar | Mauritius| Morocco | Portugal | Reunion Islands | Romania | Rwanda | Senegal | Serbia | Seychelles | Sierra Leone | Slovenia | Spain | Tanzania | Uganda 2
  3. 3. Tip of the monthCase study Associate a department with places, vehicles, drivers orFrotcom and Fast Lane Sport (FLS) - two winning teams trips in Frotcom.On September 2nd Frotcom Spainsigned a sponsorship agreementwith Spanish FLS Rally Team. Frotcom has made it possible forThe FLS Rally Team is formed by two users to associate departments topilots, Roberto Ballesteros and places, vehicles, drivers or trips.Ainhoa Sarasua, who althoughyoung, already have a lot of A new option “Departments” is nowexperience behind. available on the left column of the Administration tab. By clicking thisAt the moment, the team drives a Renault Twingo R2 and a Peugot 207 THP. option a departments table willThe FLS team has a large track record of participations in various competitions, appear.both national and regional, as listed below: Then, by pressing the New  The Catalan Championship of asphalt rallies department button, the following  The Regional Catalan Championship of gravel rallies window will pop up for you to fill in:  The National Championship of asphalt ralliesThe objectives of the team for this year are to compete in the Spanish AsphaltRally Championship integrated in the Challenge Renault Twingo R and toachieve the maximum possible of clocked-up kilometers in all otherchampionships of the central region.You can check the official page of the team, where you can find informationabout the championships the team participated in, the results, members profileand much more: http://flsteam.es. It is now possible to generate some of the reports for specific departments.Roadmap Monthly Newsletter | roadmap@frotcom.com | Tel + 351 214 135 670 | Fax +351 214 135 678Frotcom vehicle tracking system | www.frotcom.comAngola |Belgium | Brazil | Bulgaria | Cameroon | Cyprus | D. R. Congo | Greece | Italy | Kenya | Luxemburg | Macedonia | Madagascar | Mauritius| Morocco | Portugal | Reunion Islands | Romania | Rwanda | Senegal | Serbia | Seychelles | Sierra Leone | Slovenia | Spain | Tanzania | Uganda 3
  4. 4. News and events Next, on RoadmapNew Frotcom video is now available!Frotcom International has recently News and events,released on YouTube a brand new video more new Frotcom featureswhich displays a simple and conciseportrait of Frotcom Vehicle Tracking and tips will be presented.System characteristics.Frotcom’s message is embedded in an This and more, so don’t missattractive audiovisual aid of 3:43 minuteslength. The video also captions switchable the next issue of Roadmap.subtitles representing the languages of allFrotcom Certified Partners countries.To watch the video, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-DisfKOqRg.Frotcom Indian Ocean Road show Frotcom Indian Ocean has been organizing road shows every weekend in different shopping centers around Mauritius. The purpose was to engage visitors in a real demonstration of how Frotcom Vehicle Tracking system works. This activity has been taking place twice per month and will go on until the end of the year. So far the public proved to be receptive, showing interest in Frotcom and providing positive feedback. According to Fawzy Delyor, Managing Director of Frotcom Indian Ocean, “These events have highly marked the brand awareness, getting companies in real contact with the Frotcom system.” Roadmap congratulates Fawzy Delior and Frotcom Indian Ocean team for this successful initiative.Roadmap Monthly Newsletter | roadmap@frotcom.com | Tel + 351 214 135 670 | Fax +351 214 135 678Frotcom vehicle tracking system | www.frotcom.comAngola |Belgium | Brazil | Bulgaria | Cameroon | Cyprus | D. R. Congo | Greece | Italy | Kenya | Luxemburg | Macedonia | Madagascar | Mauritius| Morocco | Portugal | Reunion Islands | Romania | Rwanda | Senegal | Serbia | Seychelles | Sierra Leone | Slovenia | Spain | Tanzania | Uganda 4

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