TRIMBLE announced the launch of its Connected Farm Fleet application, which was built to serve managers and technicians by enabling them to access their fleet information from any location.
Using a smartphone or tablet, the app enables the fleet management portion of Trimble's Connected Farm Web solution to go mobile. Managers can use the app to track the location of vehicles, receive geo-fence and curfew alerts, analyze vehicle status and view historical positions.
The app can display current status information such as whether the vehicle is idling, moving, working or delayed. This information flows into the Connected Farm Web solution, which allows managers to analyze the efficiency and productivity of their fleet.
Features of the Connected Farm Fleet app include the ability to: see the position and status of each vehicle overlaid on background imagery or road maps, map the locations of landmarks for reference when navigating in remote areas, use turn-by-turn navigation to locate vehicles from the user's current position, receive geo-fence and curfew alerts and view historical positions.
The free Connected Farm Fleet app is expected to be available in the third quarter of 2013 and is compatible with a variety of smartphones and tablets using an iOS or Android operating system. Download the app from the Apple App Store, Google Play Store or www.connectedfarm.com.
In order to view fleet information on the Connected Farm Fleet app, customers will need to purchase Trimble's vehicle management service as well as a DCM-300 modem with data cellular service for each vehicle that will be tracked. Customers can use a demo function to explore the features provided before subscribing to the service.
The new app is part of Trimble's growing Connected Farm solution, an integrated operations management solution that provides information exchange across the entire farm.
Connected Farm provides wireless data transfer between the office and field, vehicle-to-vehicle information sharing and vehicle tracking, productivity and delay reports, remote diagnostics via the Remote Assistant service and a Connected Farm Scout app for scouting and mapping.
Trimble is a provider of advanced location-based solutions that integrate a range of positioning technologies, including global positioning, laser, optical and inertial technologies, with application software, wireless communications and services. The company serves a variety of industries, including agriculture, engineering, construction, transportation and wireless communications infrastructure.