Last year Telstra announced that the GSM mobile network will be shut down 1st December 2016, which will affect transport operators that utilise the 2G network for telematics devices in vehicles. Telstra notified customers via mail, but we’re finding that the news hasn’t necessarily filtered through to Transport Operators managing fleets. In short, if your company is with Telstra and uses any GPS telematics or mobile enterprise devices in the field that rely on the GSM network, they should be replaced with devices compatible with the 3G or LTE (4G) network. Upgrading to the 3G and/or LTE (4G) mobile networks will open up a range of options for transport operators that want to benefit from the latest in technology. Rapid mobile data communications with the new networks will deliver data quicker and allow newer capabilities to become available.
3G/LTE (4G) mobile devices can provide real time:
Fatigue Management and EWD
Maintenance Management (Fault Creation, Review and Corrective Action Close Out)
Job Updates, Deliveries and Multi Image POD (Barcodes and NFC Tags)
How Can Fleet Effect Help?
If your company is faced with the challenge of transitioning from the 2G (GSM) mobile network, we can help you replace your GPS Telematics and any mobile enterprise devices and adopt best practices by going paperless. Our Cloud-based “ARGUS” solution allows access to compliance and jobs system using PC's, Macs, tablets mobile enterprise computing and smartphones in a seamless operation. In addition, our HERMES application runs on any Enterprise PDA or Smartphone to deliver a paperless driver compliance and productivity solution for Android, IOS and Windows 6.5/8/10.