Q3 helps leverage cutting edge technology for a successful commercial product
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The client conceived a trailer management system that would allow fleets to pinpoint trailer locations. This system would not only help the client to provide value added services to its customers, but also improve asset utilization and operational flexibility. Not to limit its offering of asset tracking for units leased/rented, the client was looking at a solution, which would allow customers owning units to track their assets as well. They looked towards an offshore partner who could provide them with valuable expertise in this area. Q3, with its vast experience in web-based applications, partnered the client on this challenge to design and develop a suitable solution with the following objectives:
The developed Asset Tracking System uses a dual satellite technology for sending and receiving information for trailer locations anywhere in North America. The system includes a transceiver and battery pack, which are mounted together on the nose of the trailer. Q3 designed and delivered the complete functionality of the Asset Tracking System in five modules, through the much-acclaimed onsite-offshore model of delivery. The five modules are:
Inventory Management - Enables the client Customer Support team to maintain inventory of devices. It has features of tracking the complete history of devices, which undergoes various phases of acceptance/inspection/rejection.
Device Setup - Web-based module wherein the Customer Support team sets up the device required before the end users can actually start tracking their trailers.
Application Website This web-based interface includes the following features:
Customers can send a request for information on the location of the trailer, including street address, city, state, zip and country
Customers can track the trailer movement for the last 30 days
Data can be exported for further analysis. Roadmap's can be displayed with zoom levels ranging from street level to national level.