According to Octo Telematics, InPulse will increase the data and analytics available to drivers, fleet owners, OEMs and insurance companies for off-highway vehicles, bringing greater safety and cost management to an industry that demands increased efficiency, versatility and reliability.
Launched at Bauma 2016, InPulse will enable the collection of additional actionable data, detailed analysis and immediate feedback from an integrated hardware solution with an expanded suite of sensors. The ‘GreenBox’ hardware element of InPulse is the result of a collaboration between Octo Telematics and AMA Spa, the supplier of components for off-highway vehicles, and STE Industries, the specialist in wireless sensor solutions.
Edwin Maria Colella, Octo Telematics’ vice-president for special customer projects, said: “Octo’s ability to collect and analyse telematics data is applicable to a wide range of sectors, and we’re committed to innovating new services for the benefit of the other industries. In partnering with AMA and STE Industries, both leaders in their fields, we have been able to produce a unique and innovative telematics solution to the management of off-highway vehicles, driven by the need for cost optimisation and the constant pursuit of technological innovation that a market like this requires.”
InPulse is a telematics solution for off-highway vehicles that can collect and handle the high levels of data that make it possible for owners and operators to make safe and informed decisions about their equipment, the company said. The use of telematics for off-highway vehicles improves the ‘total cost of ownership’, in particular in sectors such as construction, mining, industrial development and agricultural equipment, whether for ownership or rental.
InPulse has the ability to integrate and send information gathered from multiple sensors, whether wireless or wired, to the Octo Telematics Data Centre for analysis, using Octo Telematics’ Kernel Module processor, which is integrated within the InPulse GreenBox. This then is made available to analytics partners for implementation.
The GreenBox is equipped with CANbus ports and integrated ISOBUS and J1939 stacks for connecting wired sensors to analyse data collected by the sensors and Micro.SP, a proprietary STE technology for wireless sensor fusion.