Case Study: Lantronix FOX3 Series Telematics Gateway

Lantronix FOX3 Telematics Gateway Powers SATLOG Fleet Management System, Increasing Efficiency and Cutting Costs

Lantronix FOX3 Series telematics gateway has been used in the SATLOG Fleet Management System to capture powerful data within its fleet management system. Created by Germany-based SATLOG, the Fleet Management System collects critical data from fleet vehicles and provides users with actionable insights to increase efficiency and cut costs. SATLOG has tracked more than 5.4 million stops and manages approximately 600,000 events from fleet vehicles every month.

“Lantronix FOX3 Series telematics gateways are compact, all-in-one cellular devices that enable smart tracking and reliable data logging for virtually any type of vehicle or equipment,”
said Jacques Issa, VP of Marketing at Lantronix Inc. “Integrated into the SATLOG fleet management system, FOX3 provides users with unprecedented insights for maximum efficiency and cost savings.”

According to the Berg Insight’s 2021 Fleet Management in Europe report, the European fleet management market has entered a growth period that will last for several years to come.

The number of fleet management systems in active use is forecasted to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 14.4 percent from 11.5 million units at the end of 2020 to 22.5 million units by 2025.

Case Study: Lantronix FOX3 Telematics Gateway Powers SATLOG Fleet Management System

Incorporating the Lantronix FOX3-3G-BLE (#F35HGZFS) telematics gateway, SATLOG created an intelligent fleet management solution that provides cost reduction potential for its clients.

Remotely capturing vehicle movement, location, driver status and other vehicle-related data, the SATLOG solution securely shares information and analytics via its cloud-based management platform, giving users insights to improve efficiencies and reduce costs.

Challenge: Remotely Control IT for Small Retail Sites

In fleet management, the cost of failure, such as vehicle recall that results in interruption of service, can cost tens of thousands of dollars. SATLOG’s mission was to create a mobile telematics solution designed to enhance fleet productivity and reduce costly failures.

Challenges included:

  • Finding a ruggedized tracker for harsh industrial environments
  • Ensuring self-maintenance of the tracker, including device management
  • Providing the ability to customize the edge to meet specific requirements, such as stop analysis by motion sensors incorporated in FOX3
  • Delivering proven integration with Oracle, which REST-enables the proprietary FOX3 protocols
  • Having the ability to quickly make adaptations to capture customized data

Solution: Lantronix FOX3 Series Telematic Gateway

To remotely capture and securely share fleet information, SATLOG chose Lantronix FOX3 series telematics gateways.

The FOX3 is a gateway that is incorporated into the SATLOG Ecosystem and transfers stop times, driving events, latitude, longitude, KM/mile Fuel, Temperature, Tire Pressure (Continental tire pressure system), Alerts from the Preco TurnAssistant to the Cloud as well to the removable SATLOG Truck Tablets installed in the cockpit of the truck. Truck drivers can also generate electronic Proof of Delivery documents with detailed delivery timestamp information, including the temperature of the truck body transferred from FOX3 to the Tablet by RS232.

The FOX3 tracker connects by RS232 to a special SATLOG Android Truck Tablet for job distribution, navigation and rearview camera usage.

Captured data is sent to the cloud and accessed remotely via the Oracle Cloud and Web browser as a global solution. Every Telematics solution provider or large company with truck fleets can have its own Ecosystem Plug&Play. A Linux-based telematics server for configuration of FOX3, Plug&Play FOX3 settings communicate to the configurable Android TourManager application on the tablet.

Results: Digital Fleet and Actionable Insights That Increase Efficiency and Cut Costs

Utilizing Lantronix’s FOX3 Tracker in addition to the Truck Tablet, SATLOG does TourPlanning and sends optimized routes to the Tablet’s navigation system. FOX3 collects and securely shares the actual data, which becomes the foundation for analytics data that provide actionable insights to increase efficiency and cut costs.

“In the last few years, SATLOG has generated more than 5.4 million stops as well as approximately 600,000 tracking events from vehicles every month,” said Dr. Jürgen Stausberg, managing director, SATLOG GmbH. “Utilizing Lantronix’s FOX3 Tracker, SATLOG collects critical data from each fleet vehicle, allowing users to make real-data decisions that affect their bottom lines,” he added.

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