Rand McNally to Offer Device That Turns GPS Units, Tablets and Smart Phones into Compliant EOBR systems
LAS VEGAS, Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Today at the American Trucking Association Management Conference and Exhibition, Rand McNally unveiled its new “HD 100″ device, which provides electronic Hours of Service (HOS) recording, text- and dispatch-integrated messaging plus driver performance monitoring capabilities*.
The HD 100 will be commercially available in April of 2013 for use with Android tablets and the Rand McNally IntelliRoute® TND(TM) 720 truck GPS device. Later in the year, the HD 100 will integrate with other platforms including Android smart phones and iOS tablets and smart phones.
Designed to work seamlessly with a variety of mobile devices, the HD 100′s Hours of Service recorder qualifies as a compliant electronic driver log. The HD 100 plugs into a truck’s on-board diagnostics port and records the truck’s GPS position along with critical vehicle-specific information such as engine diagnostics and driving behavior. The device – roughly 3 ½ inches by 5 inches – can be installed in less than 10 minutes.
Drivers interact with the HD 100′s HOS and messaging functions through an application that they download and run on their mobile device or Rand McNally’s IntelliRoute® TND(TM) 720.
“With the HD 100, Rand McNally now provides a wide range of options for compliance, communication, and electronic Hours of Service. Our product line offers large fleets and smaller operators unparalleled flexibility with features and pricing options,” said Dave Muscatel, CEO of Rand McNally. “Our goal is to be hardware agnostic in order to provide a cost effective EOBR solution for owner operators who already own a smart phone, tablet, or one of our GPS devices and the HD 100 accomplishes this objective. The HD 100 will help fleets and drivers alike with meeting the upcoming EOBR implementation mandated by MAP 21.”
Just as with the company’s premier enterprise solution, TPC 7600, and the robust yet cost-effective single-box device, the TND(TM) 760, the HD 100 allows data integration with more than twenty third-party dispatch and fuel tax applications via Rand McNally Connect software.
For more information, call 1-800-641-RAND (7263).
* Requires monthly service plan.
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