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  • September 2012Roadmap monthly newsletter In this issue News and eventsEditorial Frotcom launches a Video ContestI ‘ll bet you can’t help smiling when you see some of the imitations below. New features In most cases, the reason for counterfeiting is simply to try and profit from Traffic information layer the popularity of a well-established brand, to benefit the imitator’s helps you guide your fleet business. The only exception in this group of images, of course, is theattempt to recover the 19th century Christ, by a well-intended retired lady in Spain. A great effort, Case Study Peletico Ltd. – From reluctance to sure, but hardly a complete confidence in Frotcom masterpiece by any standard. This and much more… There is always a double feeling when we see our product or brand being imitated by someone else.There is some frustration, of course, because someone is trying to profit fromyour work. But there is also some degree of satisfaction, I must admit, becausethis is a competitor’s public declaration of Frotcom’s superior quality, which theytry to imitate.Here is a basic and recent example concerning our car sticker: Original Frotcom Not Frotcom car sticker real photo (pixelated)Frotcom is permanently improving due to our massive investment in R&D. Bychoosing Frotcom, you know that you will have a professional, high qualitysolution to help you manage your fleet.Don’t go for solutions that just look like Frotcom. Don’t settle for an imitation.Prefer the original product.Valério Marques, CEO - Frotcom InternationalA note from the editor – If you would like to have your own say in the next edition of this newsletter please donot hesitate to get in touch at roadmap@frotcom.com.Roadmap Monthly Newsletter | roadmap@frotcom.com | Tel + 351 214 135 670 | www.frotcom.comFrotcom - Vehicle Tracking . Fleet IntelligenceAngola|Belgium|Brazil|Bulgaria|Cameroon|Cyprus|Croatia|D.R.Congo|Georgia|Greece|Italy|Kenya|Kosova|Luxembourg|Macedonia|Madagascar|Mauritius|Morocco|Portugal|Reunion Islands|Romania|Rwanda|Senegal|Seychelles|Sierra Leone|Slovenia|South Africa|Spain|Tanzania|Uganda|UK| 1
  • Did you know?News and eventsFrotcom launches a Video Contest asking users to A call to action:share their experience with the system 30 000 lives to save!On September 1st, Frotcom International invited users all over the world to share No more victims on the roads! Thistheir day-to-day experiences in a one minute video. It is Frotcom 2012’s Video is the key message of the newContest, Share the Experience. campaign, 30 000 lives to save, the European Road Safety Charter has launched recently. In 2011, an estimate of 30 000 people lost their lives on European roads which equals with 205 Boeing 737 airplanes crashing and killing everyone on board. As a response, the objective of the campaign is to engage more than 30 000 individual participants in road safety related topics and moreover, make the road safety a priority for all. It is time for everyone to forward this message and convince more entities to act and contribute to saving 30 000 lives! Do you also want to be part of this world wide cause? Just click on the “Take the pledge” button below which will direct you to the campaign’s Facebook integrated application (causes.com). Take the opportunityThe intention of this competition is to document interesting stories showing to invite your friends to participate!how worldwide users have been experiencing Frotcom.To reward everyone’s effort, Frotcom will offer an MP4 portable player to all theparticipants whose videos are selected for contest. The top 5 winners with thebest videos will be rewarded with a fantastic GoPro HD camera, probably the The European Road Safety Charter wants to prove that there are moreworld’s most versatile camera. than 30 000 people who believe thatThe contest will be open to participation until September 30. For any updates there should be "NO MORE VICTIMS ON THE ROADS!!" What do youand future announcement of the winners pay a visit to the contest’s official blog: believe?http://frotcomvideocontest.wordpress.com.Roadmap Monthly Newsletter | roadmap@frotcom.com | Tel + 351 214 135 670 | www.frotcom.comFrotcom - Vehicle Tracking . Fleet IntelligenceAngola|Belgium|Brazil|Bulgaria|Cameroon|Cyprus|Croatia|D.R.Congo|Georgia|Greece|Italy|Kenya|Kosova|Luxembourg|Macedonia|Madagascar|Mauritius|Morocco|Portugal|Reunion Islands|Romania|Rwanda|Senegal|Seychelles|Sierra Leone|Slovenia|South Africa|Spain|Tanzania|Uganda|UK| 2 Source: http://erscharter.eu/node/23252
  • Tip of the monthNews features How to set access permissions to reportsTraffic information layer helps you guide your fleet In the previous edition of theFrotcom now allows you to add a layer of road traffic information just by clicking Roadmap Newsletter, the tip ofon the Traffic label on the map (available in Europe). You will know in real time the month was about ways onwhere traffic is slower and avoid the bottlenecks. how to better manage the multiple types of reports. In consonance with the same topic, this month the focus is on how you, as a system administrator, can choose and specify which reports can be generated and viewed by each user in your company. To make this operation, youThe level of detail shown depends on the zoom level. For low zoom levels, there have to go to Administration >is no traffic information displayed. As you zoom in, the level of details increases, Users > Details. Then, on thefrom traffic on highways to traffic on local roads and city streets. right end side, under the Filtering section, choose Reports Speed dependent coloured Filtering. Mark all the reports waypoints you want this user to have access to. Having a quick, basic idea of how fast your vehicles are moving on the map is now easier with the new waypoint colours! < 50 km/h – lowest speed < 100 km/h – intermediate speed >= 100 km/h – highest speedSimple and helpful stop duration icons Remember to mark theYou can now have a basic idea of how Including future reports optionlong your trucks are stopped at each if you want Frotcom tolocation by having specific icons automatically give access to therepresenting the time stopped. They can new reports which will behelp you realize, for instance, if and where launched in the future. In thedrivers stopped the mandatory break end, don’t forget to Save yourperiods according to local legislation (if changes.applicable). P.S. The access to the reports will beRoadmap Monthly Newsletter | roadmap@frotcom.com | Tel + 351 214 135 670 | www.frotcom.com based on the changes you made,Frotcom - Vehicle Tracking . Fleet IntelligenceAngola|Belgium|Brazil|Bulgaria|Cameroon|Cyprus|Croatia|D.R.Congo|Georgia|Greece|Italy|Kenya|Kosova|Luxembourg|Macedonia|Madagascar| the next time the user logs in.Mauritius|Morocco|Portugal|Reunion Islands|Romania|Rwanda|Senegal|Seychelles|Sierra Leone|Slovenia|South Africa|Spain|Tanzania|Uganda|UK| 3 View slide
  • Next, on RoadmapCase StudyPeletico – From reluctance to complete Frotcoms video contestconfidence in Frotcom SHARE THE EXPERIENCE,When people buy new products they are often confronted with scepticism and News and events,hesitance. Psychologists call this feeling the fear of unknown. However, once more new Frotcom featuresthey purchase and start using the product they also often find themselvespraising the product, proud of the choice that so much improved their lives. This and tips will be presented.is the case of Peletico Ltd., the leading paint manufacturer in Cyprus. Theirchoice to go for the Frotcom solution proved to exceed all expectations.THE GROUPS HISTORY This and more, so don’t miss In 1960 – Chris Peleties, founder of the group, began to import and manufacture innovative the next issue of Roadmap. products providing practical solutions to the construction industry. In 1965 – The beginning of paint production, initially technically supported and in co-operation with foreign companies. In 1990 - An agreement is reached between Peletico Ltd and Sherwin-Williams Company. This agreement granted Peletico Ltd the rights to manufacture under license in Cyprus and to market and distribute Sherwin-Williams® architectural coatings and furniture finishes to the Cypriot and Greek markets. The Group’s immediate target is to secure the European CE certification for its products. This will ensure that all of the companies’ high quality products are in total alignment with European standards.In 2011 - Incorporating Frotcom’s vehicle tracking system into its fleet.According to Mr. Lampros Papadopoulos, Sales Manager at Peletico, “At first Iwas hesitant and reluctant to purchase the Frotcom product. I was unsure onhow this system could help Peletico Ltd. monitor its fleet and increaseproductivity. Believe me, it has!We can monitor our fleet as well as our productivity. Less time is spent on theroad due to better distribution organization. More than that, we can now planand have suitable distribution margins due to Frotcom’s reporting.”Click here to read more about the company.ROADMAP congratulates Frotcom Cyprus for this successful project!Roadmap Monthly Newsletter | roadmap@frotcom.com | Tel + 351 214 135 670 | www.frotcom.comFrotcom - Vehicle Tracking . Fleet IntelligenceAngola|Belgium|Brazil|Bulgaria|Cameroon|Cyprus|Croatia|D.R.Congo|Georgia|Greece|Italy|Kenya|Kosova|Luxembourg|Macedonia|Madagascar|Mauritius|Morocco|Portugal|Reunion Islands|Romania|Rwanda|Senegal|Seychelles|Sierra Leone|Slovenia|South Africa|Spain|Tanzania|Uganda|UK| 4 View slide