IVMS Driver Fatigue Prevention

IVMS Driver Fatigue Prevention

The basis for operating under Basic Fatigue Management is working safer, not less hours.   Laws apply to trucks of greater than 12 tonnes gross vehicle mass and buses with 12 or more seats (9 seats in NSW) and are implemented in New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia,…
IVMS and Driver Resistance

IVMS and Driver Resistance

Installing IVMS/ GPS Tracking into a vehicle brings two potentially conflicting aspects into contact with each other: an individual’s need for privacy, and a company’s need to protect its drivers’ safety and its vehicles against abuse and unauthorised trips. Digicore has rolled out IVMS/ GPS Tracking into many businesses and…
The role of a tri-axial accelerometer in an IVMS system

The role of a tri-axial accelerometer in an IVMS system

  The art of detecting harsh driving is a complex business, as bumps and crashes experienced by a vehicle (and as such the IVMS unit) are also affected by the condition of the road. There is however a simple way of ascertaining where a problem lies: if all drivers receive the…
IVMS and law enforcement – where should the line be drawn?

IVMS and law enforcement – where should the line be drawn?

  Simply put, IVMS is not police equipment. So what is the difference? Police equipment is highly calibrated and certified equipment that needs to stand up in a court of law on a single event, IVMS is simply not made for that. GPS (the heart of any IVMS system)  can be…
Renting an IVMS unit

Renting an IVMS unit

We sometimes get asked by our IVMS customers if they can rent units from us. We understand the difference between capex and opex and believe that we should give our customers this choice. The most common enquiry is for portable IVMS from subcontractors that win short-term mining contracts, but we…
IVMS in difficult times – a good idea or not?

IVMS in difficult times – a good idea or not?

IVMS comes cheaper than what it used to, but it is still is an expense and, in difficult times, should this perhaps be cancelled or at least deferred? Definitely not! One of our major clients in Queensland turned their IVMS off when the coal price collapsed around 2010. No sooner…
Commercial Grade Dash Cameras

Commercial Grade Dash Cameras

  The difference between what would be considered consumer grade and what would be deemed commercial grade can sometimes be hard to define. In most definitions it comes down to being fit for purpose, but what does this really mean? Commercial grade equipment tends to require higher quality parts designed…
Personnel tracking

Personnel tracking

  In today’s day and age, government legislation has caused companies to become highly vigilant towards their responsibilities regarding the safety and wellbeing of their staff. It’s little wonder that OH&S has become such a big focus in so many sectors. This responsibility is particularly evident within the mining and…
IVMS: renting or buying outright?

IVMS: renting or buying outright?

The most common enquiry is for portable IVMS from subcontractors that win short-term mining contracts, but we also get enquiries for people that want to rent units that are semi-permanently installed into vehicles. We sometimes get asked by our IVMS customers if they can rent units from us. We understand…
Network coverage for IVMS and asset tracking – how do they differ?

Network coverage for IVMS and asset tracking – how do they differ?

  As a supplier of IVMS we are often facing the difficult situation of having to recommend and select the correct product to match the available network coverage. Outside the capital cities of Australia 3G/4G can sometimes be unreliable and in more isolated parts of the country outright unavailable, yet…