June 30, 2016 12:00 PM, EDT

Geotab Introduces Rugged Telematics Device


Telematics provider Geotab introduced a telematics device, Go Rugged, intended for harsh outdoor environments and developed for fleets with industrial heavy-duty and service vehicles.


The Toronto-based company said it was developed for use in construction and engineering, agriculture, utilities, oil and gas and mining industries.


It provides users with increased visibility of location and status of equipment, powered assets and trailers. It also offers improved maintenance planning and reduced fuel costs, the company said.


Additionally, it offers a rugged exterior enclosure, allows for installation outside of the vehicle, is designed to the IP67 standard – an international rating for protection against intrusion of solid objects, dust, accidental contact and water, and offers engine data reporting on the primary controller area network, the company said.


The new device shares additional features also found in the Geotab GO7 device. For instance, in-vehicle driver coaching, accident detection and notification, and engine and battery health assessment.