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Roadmap monthly newsletter - May 2012

  1. 1. May 2012Roadmap monthly newsletter In this issue New Features Frotcom’s brand new setEditorial of Wireless sensorsI n most regions of the world, the price of fuel has been steadily increasing for years. Most probably you have felt it over and again. Now the really bad news: News and events chances are the price of fuel will continue to increase for years to come. Frotcom Bulgaria – According to the US Department of Energy (Hirsch report), “The problems Fan and supporter associated with world oil production peaking will not be temporary, and past of Globul Rally Team«energy crisis» experience will provide relatively little guidance”.In other words, a sustained reduction in fuel prices is not to be expected any time soon. Case StudyNo wonder fuel management has Pemagraf S.A. increasesbecome one of the biggest concerns the technical staff’sof fleet managers. In fact, in productivitycommercial road transportcompanies, fuel costs are one of thetop costs, often accounting for up to This and much more…30% of the fleet’s operating costs.When fuel prices increase, the totalrunning costs of a fleet increase.There is a great website where youcan clearly visualize the evolution inthe price of gas over the years. and pick thisindicator: Pump price for gasoline(US$ per liter). Although data is onlyavailable from 1991 to 2006, itsanimated chart is worth paying avisit. Press Play and you’ll see howgas prices have been increasingalmost continuously practicallyeverywhere:In fact, with very few exceptions likeVenezuela, Iran or Turkmenistan,prices have been constantly raising.European countries, represented inorange, are the ones where gasolineprices are the highest.The fleet tracking tools provided by Frotcom allow you to control your fuel costs byreducing unproductive trips, supervising driving behavior and even detecting fuel thefts;and fuel management has never been more important than nowadays.Valério MarquesCEO - 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 Monthly Newsletter | | Tel + 351 214 135 670 | Fax +351 214 135 678Frotcom vehicle tracking system | www.frotcom.comAngola |Belgium |Brazil |Bulgaria |Cameroon |Cyprus |Croatia |D. R. Congo |Greece |Italy |Kenya |Kosova | Luxembourg |Macedonia |Madagascar |Mauritius |Morocco |Portugal |Reunion Islands |Romania |Rwanda |Senegal |Seychelles |Sierra Leone |Slovenia |Spain |Tanzania |Uganda | UK | 1
  2. 2. Did you know?New FeaturesFrotcom is the only telematics system providing fully You can connect withintegrated 868MHz RF monitoring Frotcom on various online channelsFrotcom’s brand new set of wireless sensors includes temperature, door andsecurity seal sensors. All units provide data wirelessly from the trailer to the Frotcom´s websiteFrotcom in-cab equipment. All sensors are equipped with a long life lithium is the first placebattery and their transmission radius is up to 400 metres. Additionally, their where you should land if you wantprotection class IP 65 allows them to be used in harsh environments. to test-drive Frotcom (free trial), check videos or address directly anyWTS-1 Wireless Temperature Sensor specific inquiry about products and services. WST-1 uses the latest technology to monitor your load’s temperature. Accurate to within ±0.5 °C, once You can Like Frotcom’s this sensor is paired to the in-cab Frotcom vehicle Facebook Page and automatically unit, temperatures are monitored wirelessly and be updated with regular posts in breaches detected and immediately communicated to your own Home News Feed. the Frotcom Data Centre for alert. The same goes for the Google+ page.WDOS-1 Wireless Door Sensor If you prefer a short text The WDOS-1 sensor is a flexible programmable informing you about latest news or wireless transmitter that can be connected to any a freshly published Newsletter, you magnetic door switch or trigger input or other high- can Follow Frotcom on Twitter. grade door switch. WDOS-1 is programmed to transmit wireless data There is also the possibility to Follow the company and Add directly to the Frotcom in-cab device; door Frotcom team members to your openings/closings will be detected and communicated LinkedIn professional network. to the Frotcom Data Centre. If you want to receive theWSS-1 Wireless Security Seal Sensor latest news directly in your Inbox, you can Subscribe by email to The WSS-1 is connected to a SecureSeal™ reusable Frotcom’s blog. seal. & The sensor is a flexible programmable wireless When it comes strictly to Newsletters, there is a friendly way transmitter which detects SecureSeal’s seal openings to view, download or print and closings and sends a wireless RF message to the Frotcom´s Newsletters either from Frotcom telematics unit or to the gatehouse check Slideshare or Calameo. system. The data message contains the trailer identification, a covert seal number and optional alerts for open or closed seal conditions. Connect with Frotcom now using whatever method is mostRoadmap Monthly Newsletter | | Tel + 351 214 135 670 | Fax +351 214 135 678Frotcom vehicle tracking system | convenient for you!Angola |Belgium |Brazil |Bulgaria |Cameroon |Cyprus |Croatia |D. R. Congo |Greece |Italy |Kenya |Kosova | Luxembourg |Macedonia |Madagascar |Mauritius |Morocco |Portugal |Reunion Islands |Romania |Rwanda |Senegal |Seychelles |Sierra Leone |Slovenia |Spain |Tanzania |Uganda | UK | 2
  3. 3. Tip of the monthNews and events Set a vehicle to privacy modeFrotcom Bulgaria – Fan and To specify that you want a vehicle tosupporter of Globul Rally Team have its mode changed to Private (invisible in Frotcom), go toThe Bulgarian Globul Rally Team is participating in the National Rally Administration > Vehicles. Select theChampionship that started in May. Among the fans and supporters of this vehicle and open its details. At thefamous Bulgarian race team is Frotcom Bulgaria. bottom, click on the More button and pick Periods.The racing car of GLOBUL Rally Team in 2012 is a Peugeot 207 S2000 driven byone of the most successful Bulgarian race car drivers in recent years - KrumDonchev. The car is specially renewed with a unique design for the newchampionship. You can check here a video introducing Krum Donchev and hisracing car. A dialog will open, showing three folders:  Working periods  Permitted driving periods  Privacy mode Choose the last folder, Privacy mode: To set the Privacy mode, you will have three possible configurations: 1. Do not use privacy mode for this vehicle The vehicle will be tracked from this moment on; 2. Use privacy mode for this vehicle The vehicle will be not be tracked fromDelyan Kostov, Executive Manager at Frotcom Bulgaria said, "We are proud to this moment on;support such a successful Rally Team. This partnership is exceedingly rewarding 3. Set the privacy mode automaticallybecause it allows us to confirm our continued commitment to the Bulgarian The vehicle will be tracked only during thesports area.” permitted driving periods.ROADMAP congratulates Frotcom Bulgaria for this successful partnership. Once a vehicle is set to Privacy mode, its tracking data will no longer be available in Frotcom. The onlyFrotcom Sierra Leone on the Spot… a radio spot! information available will be theDuring the first two weeks of April, Frotcom mileage.Sierra Leone went on air on Capital Radio withan enthusiastic commercial spot featuring a presentation about Frotcom VehicleTracking System in Sierra Leone. Check out the radio spot on Youtube byclicking here!Roadmap Monthly Newsletter | | Tel + 351 214 135 670 | Fax +351 214 135 678Frotcom vehicle tracking system | www.frotcom.comAngola |Belgium |Brazil |Bulgaria |Cameroon |Cyprus |Croatia |D. R. Congo |Greece |Italy |Kenya |Kosova | Luxembourg |Macedonia |Madagascar |Mauritius |Morocco |Portugal |Reunion Islands |Romania |Rwanda |Senegal |Seychelles |Sierra Leone |Slovenia |Spain |Tanzania |Uganda | UK | 3
  4. 4. Case Study Next, on RoadmapPemagraf S.L. increases thetechnical staff’s productivity News and events,with Frotcom more new Frotcom featuresPemagraf S.L. Barcelona is a company and tips will be presented.dedicated to the rehabilitation andmaintenance of buildings and their utilityinstallations: water, electricity and gas. Thecompany offers many services, like the This and more, so don’t missrenewal of electrical wiring and water and the next issue of Roadmap.gas pipes; periodic technical inspections;vertical techniques in places with difficultaccess; and 24/7 urgent repairs.Pemagraf’s activities include full installations,maintenance and building rehabilitation.The company has a team of highly skilled professionals, ensuring consistentlyhigh standards of customer service.According to Blas Sesè, CEO of Permagraf S.L., "After implementing Frotcom inour fleet, we were able to better control the productivity on the field, resulting inan increased efficiency of our teams and a higher customer satisfaction.Moreover, Frotcom allows us to confirm that working times being charged toclients are absolutely accurate."For more information about the cmpany visit their official website here.ROADMAP congratulates the Frotcom Spain team for this successful project!Roadmap Monthly Newsletter | | Tel + 351 214 135 670 | Fax +351 214 135 678Frotcom vehicle tracking system | www.frotcom.comAngola |Belgium |Brazil |Bulgaria |Cameroon |Cyprus |Croatia |D. R. Congo |Greece |Italy |Kenya |Kosova | Luxembourg |Macedonia |Madagascar |Mauritius |Morocco |Portugal |Reunion Islands |Romania |Rwanda |Senegal |Seychelles |Sierra Leone |Slovenia |Spain |Tanzania |Uganda | UK | 4