Octo works with AMA and STE on off-road telematics
Issue Date: 2016-05-06

Octo Telematics has launched InPulse, an integrated telematics solution for the management of off-highway vehicles, such as construction, agricultural and mining equipment. InPulse will significantly 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.

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.

InPulse is the only 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 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 (OEMs, fleet managers, insurance companies) for implementation.

Off-highway vehicles need devices that are able to bridge the gap between local connectivity and remote infrastructure. The expanded network of sensors and smart control units provided by InPulse delivers clear advantages over conventional systems for recording, sharing and data protection.

The GreenBox is equipped with CAN-bus ports and integrated ISOBUS and J1939 stacks for connecting wired sensors to analyze data collected by the sensors and Micro.SP a proprietary STE technology for wireless sensor fusion. In addition to optimising energy consumption for both control units and wireless sensors, they are able to send up to 10 years' of data while being equipped with small lithium batteries.