Goal = Provide Vehicle Fixed GPS for Dispatch tracking as well as a mobile wifi hot spot around a mobile asset - this would serve as a connection point for a tablet PC, iphone or other peripherals, like a printer and an IP camera set.
Sprint MIFI Cloud - Connect up to 5 devices, do not allow for some ports such as an ip camera, but would connect the computer, and the printer, The GPS tracking on the cards or a mobile device, is unknown how you would get it into a dispatch solution and it can be removed, If unplugged the whole data is lost.
Current Assets = Smart phones, capable of doing a wifi cloud, Pay for cell and data use, but duplicate that with a wifi card.
Current Asset = Discrete Wireless (GPS tracker) Hard wired to vehicle, so you can get data such as idle, Fixed and low error or user failure, analytics tied to an online data base with google maps, runs off the at&t network and sends data every 2 min? Per Tremble USA they can create a web cloud around the vehicle. Not capable with current hardware for discrete.
Current Asset = Garmin Devices, Used for point to point driving directions, the GPS has the ability to communicate through discretes web api for garmin, so dispatch is possible,
So in all in each truck we have 3 gps capacity, 3 ways of communicating data = duplication of services and costs.
An Ideal Solution would allow for reliable communication - Mobile Hot Spot - A Camera System that could be mounted so front and back and passenger side could be viewed from 3 connections, tie a network enabled printer to the environment.