Based on its recent analysis of the machine-to-machine (M2M)-based fleet management software market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Pedigree Technologies with the 2011 North America Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation. Pedigree Technologies OneView® uniquely combines fleet and mobile resource management to automate workflow in transportation, logistics, and field service.
Rather than simply be a global positioning system (GPS) tracking solution and reporting back to a central management system, OneView provides diagnostic reports on the status, inventory, and performance of mobile and remote equipment. This enables the solution to deliver predictive maintenance and just-in-time inventory management.
Further, the OneView software ensures that a single system tracks vehicles, other mobile equipment, and mobile field workers. It presents detailed analytical reports of mobile staff and equipment through a Web-based graphical user interface (GUI) to the fleet management and operations personnel.
OneView is available as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), which allows it to leverage advanced cloud computing techniques in real time, from any location in the world. The system presents fewer complexities than earlier client-server based solutions. It generates alerts for scheduled vehicle maintenance, thus preventing downtime. It also provides visual reports of routes taken and fuel expended, which can be accessed through smartphones and tablets.
Being Web-based, OneView does not require any software installations, significantly reducing the overall cost of installation and ownership. It also saves on accessories, as it requires minimal hardware to function.
"OneView software supports leading mobile communication technologies to enable efficient communication between the software and the sensor elements that collect the field data," said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Rinita Sen. "These embedded sensors are used for monitoring the condition of the vehicles and other mobile equipment."
Pedigree recently announced a tablet application for fleet management called OneViewPOV to address the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requirements for electronic driver logs and on-board recorders that are automatically synched to the OneView cloud application.
The oil and gas sector has seen a 20 percent increase in the productivity of their drivers and field workers, and a 10 percent rise in profit after implementing the OneView system. Certain industrial applications have even registered a 30 percent increase in profitability and an 80 percent reduction in equipment downtime. The system has also been used to monitor equipment such as boilers and coolers.
"Pedigree Technologies has successfully penetrated industry verticals such as oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, construction, mechanical services, logistics, utilities, and equipment rental," notes Rinita Sen. "OneView allows users to shift to predictive maintenance of vehicles and other mobile equipment, thus significantly increasing its market penetration potential."
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About Pedigree Technologies
Pedigree Technologies (pedigreetechnologies.com) provides M2M business solutions that connect and automate sensor-enabled physical assets to give organizations real-time visibility into operations, inventories, and logistics. Pedigree Technologies OneView® is a suite of cloud- and tablet-based applications that helps increase enterprise profits by improving productivity and collaboration of fleets, field service workers, and machines. Built on a unique and scalable platform, Pedigree solutions bring together disparate information to help companies increase operational efficiencies, improve workflow, manage inventories and logistics, and maintain equipment—all in one simple system.
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