Trimble launches mobile computer for aggregate fleets

By |  March 28, 2017

The Trimble ConnectedTablet

Trimble introduced the Trimble ConnectedTablet, a ruggedized mobile computer for fleets in the ready-mix and aggregate industries, at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017.

The Android-based ConnectedTablet connects wirelessly to the Trimble Vehicle Gateway (TVG), providing a rich in-cab experience for operators, including features such as in-cab navigation with CoPilot Truck from ALK Technologies, hours of service, daily vehicle inspection reports, and text- and push-to-talk voice communications, the company says.

The TVG uses GPS technology and cellular data to provide vehicle tracking with real-time updates on location and events, using a combination of automated geo-based statuses for site arrival and departure and sensor-based automated statuses for load and unload events.

“Pairing the ConnectedTablet with the TVG gives fleets the combination of a rugged device and a powerful software platform, enabling them to maximize efficiencies, improve customer service and increase safety for their drivers,” says Jeff Van Grootel, director of product management for Trimble Construction Logistics.

“The Trimble ConnectedTablet gives our customers an additional choice when selecting an in-vehicle display for their fleet,” he adds. “Not only will this portable tablet enable users to improve productivity inside and outside of the cab, but it also has the strength to withstand the extreme environment of the construction industry.”

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Kevin Yanik is the editor-in-chief of Pit & Quarry magazine. Yanik can be reached at 216-706-3724 or kyanik@northcoastmedia.net.

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