Car rental and leasing lowest cost tracking

Car rental and leasing lowest cost tracking

The public rent your cars. Most look after them and bring them back – some don’t. Every year, many rental vehicles are stolen or abandoned, so fitting a GPS tracker makes sense. But there are two problems: the monthly fee adding to already tight margins, and the fact that you may…
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…
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: which is best, the cheaper or more expensive option?

IVMS: which is best, the cheaper or more expensive option?

There are many very expensive and advanced IVMS systems and suppliers in the market today. A high-end mining IVMS unit with an Iridium radio could easily set an unsuspecting contractor back more than $2,000. These IVMS systems are great as they will tell their owners where vehicles are all the…
The challenges of IVMS in the Outback

The challenges of IVMS in the Outback

  Part of managing a dynamic IVMS implementation is the vendor’s ability to communicate with the IVMS device via 3G/4G. Setting can be changed “over the air” i.e. by communication directly with the device configuration via the SIM card. Top-end IVMS devices for instance run scripts that will enforce driving rules.…
IVMS Driver identification: making use of existing tags

IVMS Driver identification: making use of existing tags

Digicore integrates their IVMS/ GPS systems with their customers’ existing personnel identification tags.   How does this work?   All quality systems enable a way for drivers to identify themselves. The whole premise of IVMS/ GPS is that driver behavior can be modified down to the level of discussing matters…
GPS tracking can catch the thief

GPS tracking can catch the thief

An often unmentioned feature of IVMS/ GPS Tracking is that it brings the ability to recover stolen assets. This is another one of those IVMS/ GPS Tracking aspects, just like the prevention of vehicle abuse, that is a quiet, free add-on.   Vehicle and trailer theft in Australia is not…
IVMS – time for an Australian standard

IVMS – time for an Australian standard

We are called almost on a daily basis with requests to supply IVMS/ GPS Tracking– some sub-contractor typically has won a contract with a mine and was instructed to get IVMS/ GPS Tracking. But what is IVMS? Often enough very little detail is given. Of all IVMS/ GPS Tracking aspects…