Multi-camera solution brings full telematics integration
Microlise has launched a multi-way camera product that integrates with its telematics offering to help fleets cut costs, improve safety and protect against fraudulent claims.
Developed for LCVs as well as heavier trucks and said to offer attractive pricing, recording can be provided from up to four high-definition video streams simultaneously via a secure Digital Video Recorder installed inside the vehicle. This is linked to a Microlise telematics unit.
Video clips are transferred over the mobile network when requested and just one SIM is required, meaning a single airtime contract for tracking, telematics and the camera solution. Video clips can be rapidly downloaded in low resolution first to save time, enabling operators to quickly identify which section of a route is needed in high definition.
“Our new camera solution has some of the very best functionality on the market – yet we are delivering it at an extremely competitive price point,” said Matthew Hague, executive director – product strategy, Microlise. “Our aim is to make it possible for more fleet operators to deploy next-generation camera technology by making a more attractive value proposition than currently exists on the market. We’ve been able to achieve this by sharing technology already in use in our telematics hardware.”
The solution also provides notifications to alert users when a download is complete and health checking functionality to monitor the operational status of all camera units in the fleet.
“We’ve worked very hard to deliver the specifications we want, both in relation to the camera hardware and software. We’re very happy with the result which we believe will prove to be a very attractive proposition for fleets operating both light and heavy vehicles commercially,” added Hague.