AVL Systems

 

AVL Systems

As part of a current initiative we are looking at AVL systems and would appreciate learning from others’ experience. Any feedback you could provide on the following would be greatly appreciated:

 

  • Have you implemented a GPS and AVL system?
  • Have you implemented a Computer Aided Dispatch or Work Force Management System that utilizes GPS and AVL?
  • Which AVL solution are you using?
  • Did you select a hosted service?
  • If not a hosted service - does the solution require dedicated communication?
  • Has your AVL Solution been implemented with AssetWorks FASuites?
  • To what extent has the AVL Solution been implemented? - What information is gathered/integrated?
  • What is working well?
  • Which features would you like to add?

Your time and feedback is appreciated.

Anonymous (not verified)
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We did and RFP last year and awarded to Network Fleet.   We've been very happy with the system and they are always making improvements.  It does integrate with AssetWorks FA Suites, we get mileages and service requests.  For specific Information call my Asst. Fleet Manager. He is runing our program.

Fleet Manager

County of Sonoma

 

Anonymous (not verified)
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AEP has integrated its GPS / Telematics system into its 800 MHz radio system.  We monitor location for distribution and transmission dispatching along with Fleet's Telematics requests to include engine idle, PTO hours, Live odometer readings, just to name a few.  Our Telematics portion is new and have had a pilot for a while now we are expanding to an additional 250 units with a goal of 4,500 by mid 2011.  The use of the 800 MHz system avoids any monthly monitor fees and since it is already on our (hosted) dispatching system it make it a natural fit.  Our dispatchers can tell if the boom is in or out of cradle when needing to dispatch a servicer in an emergency.  The system is provided by Mentor Engineering and I would be happy to provide you with a phone number if you are interested. 

Anonymous (not verified)
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I am interested in hearing from your supplier.  What are the per unit costs (equipment and install)?  Were there any add'l setup charges and if so, what were they (approx.)?

Thanks,