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TeMeDa Native App 1.0 and TeMeDa App 2.10.0

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Overview

Introduction:

TeMeDa Native App version 1.0 for mobile is here! Harness the power of TeMeDa vehicle and asset management in the palm of your hand!

Description:

TeMeDa is an asset tracking, monitoring and management solution for a wide variety of powered and un-powered assets such as cars, trucks, tractors, trailers, construction equipment, cranes, excavators, generators, shipping containers and much more. TeMeDa transforms your fleet data into useful information and actionable intelligence. You can locate and monitor your assets, reduce costs, improve utilization, and maximize productivity. TeMeDa is a comprehensive mixed-fleet GPS telematics solution that is simple to use and easy to install.

The new TeMeDa Native App is a powerful asset management tool available on your Android or Apple smartphone. You must be an existing TeMeDa customer to launch the TeMeDa Native App. Some of the TeMeDa Native App features include:

  • View the location and status of all your vehicles and assets in real-time on a map.
  • Get real-time vehicle information such as speed, odometer, engine hours, battery voltage, fuel level, coolant temp, rpm, idling, etc.
  • Go back in time to view and play back the history trail of an asset.
  • Receive and view Alerts on your phone for system triggered events such as speeding, off-hours usage, geo-fence locations, maintenance due, etc.
  • See which drivers are operating your assets and call/text/email your drivers from within the app.
  • Quickly view the Maintenance Status of your fleet – Overdue, Due, and Not Due.
  • List and view your Assets, Alerts, Groups, Projects, Drivers, Locations, and Zones.
  • Check your account Pulse: all alerts in the past 24 hours plus the utilization of your assets in the past 7 days

Getting Started

The first time login procedure for the TeMeDa Native App has a layer of security that requires you to get a code from temeda.com on the browser.

For details check out our help doc:

https://help.temeda.com/installing-and-logging-into-the-temeda-native-app/

TeMeDa Native App 1.0.0 Release Features

After a successful login, the TeMeDa Native App Home screen will appear. The Home screen provides quick access to the most common features of the app. You can easily return to the Home screen by tapping the Home icon within the app.

  1. Assets – displays a searchable list of all your Assets with basic information and provides drill-down capability to view all Asset details including History Trail, Alerts, Maintenance, and Driver information.
  2. Map – displays a map of all your Assets.
  3. Menu – quick access to Drivers, Groups, Projects, Locations, Zones, and Unassigned Devices.
  4. Alerts – displays all company-wide alerts in the past 24 hours.
  5. Pulse – displays a dashboard of your company’s Pulse: Alerts and Asset Utilization in the past 7 days.
  6. Maintenance – displays the overall Maintenance Status for each asset in your fleet – what’s Due, Overdue, and Not Due.

Assets

Map

Menu

Alerts

Pulse

The Pulse screen provides a quick dashboard overview of your fleet’s pulse – which includes the number of Alerts in the last 24 hours and your Asset Utilization in the past 24 hours along with a bar graph of utilization over the last 7 days.

Maintenance

The Maintenance screen provides a quick dashboard overview of your fleet’s maintenance status – showing all Assets that have been associated to service plans and when each asset is due for maintenance. You can easily filter each category by tapping the All, Overdue, Due, or Not Due tabs.

TeMeDa App 2.10.0 Release Features

The TeMeDa web portal now supports both Imperial and Metric units of measure. Individual users may now set their preferred unit of measure. The units of measure will be displayed throughout the system including the Asset Popup, Dashboard, Alerts, Maintenance, and Reports.

User Profile Settings for Units of Measure

These units of measure will now be used throughout the application and can be seen in:

  • Grid – Columns based on customer configuration (Speed, Fuel, Odometer)
  • Asset Popup – Based on customer configuration (Speed, Fuel, Odometer) and data tab
  • Asset History – Speed and distance
  • Edit Asset – Asset detail – Basic (odometer) and Source Settings (odometer and speed)
  • Find Nearest Asset – Distance shown in grid
  • Asset Dashboard
    1. Dashboard – Based on customer configuration
    2. Analytics – Fuel Usage & Idle Fuel
    3. Maintenance – Current, Last Service, Logged Odometer
  • Alerts – Alert Detail
    1. Speeding alert – criteria and tokens
    2. Temperature alerts – criteria and tokens
      • GPS Device Temp Sensor High
      • GPS Device Temp Sensor Low
      • Engine Coolant Temp
      • Temperature Sensor High
      • Temperature Sensor Low
      • Hydraulic Oil Temp HCU2
  • Maintenance – Odometer on status, plans, schedules, DTCs and logs
  • Camera Events – List of events – speed
  • Media Player – Speed
  • Live Look – Speed

Reports

  • Activity Detail – Travel distance, odometer, speed, fuel economy
  • Activity Detail AEMP – Travel distance, odometer, speed, engine coolant temp, idle fuel, total fuel used
  • Activity Detail Construction – Travel distance, GPS speed, ECU Temp, Fuel used, Engine fuel rate, hydraulic oil temp
  • Begin/End Day Report – Distance, odometer
  • Fleet Summary – Distance, max speed
  • Start-Stop – Distance, max mph
  • State Mileage – Distance
  • Driver Safety Detail – Threshold speed, GPS Speed, Odometer
  • Driver Safety Summary – Threshold speed, max speed, total distance
  • Fuel Economy
  • Fuel Usage – Distance, volume per hour, fuel economy, fuel usage
  • Check Engine / Diagnostics (DTC) – Current Odometer
  • Maintenance – Due status, Odometer => Next service, current, last service
  • Group Status – Speed
  • Proximity – Distance criteria, distance, GPS Speed
  • Temperature Sensors – Average, minimum, maximum, current temperature

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TeMeDa App 2.9.0

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Table of Contents

  1. SmartWitness Camera Enhancements:
    1. History Trail Snapshot and Video Retrieval
    2. History Trail – Snapshot Viewer
    3. Live Look
    4. Live Look Viewer
    5. Severe Shock Events and Alerts
  2. Calamp 4230 DTC Events (JPOD2) for ELD Solution
  3. New Report: Asset Utilization by Hour
  4. Source Settings for Odometer, Engine Hours, Speed.
  5. Reporting Enhancements & New Idle by RPM Report
  6. UI Scalability Enhancements
  7. Installer App v1.3

1.1.  Smart Witness Camera Enhancements

History Trail Snapshot and Video Retrieval

To help make it easier to find specific video footage of a past event, Fleet Managers can now pull up the History Trail for a SmartWitness camera Asset, then select a breadcrumb point and click the “Snapshot” button. The system will rapidly retrieve a photo image snapshot at the requested date/time. This will allow the fleet manager to quickly determine if this is the correct timeframe he or she is looking for.

After a Snapshot is retrieved, the system continues to load additional Snapshots in 1 second intervals from that time forward. There is also a new time slider widget that allows you to easily request additional Snapshots within a range of the original date/time.

The retrieval of a Snapshot is a quicker operation than downloading a full video file. You can quickly go back and forth through the history trail and the Snapshot Viewer time slider widget to pinpoint the correct time frame and then request a full video for the chosen time.

1.2.  Smart Witness Camera Enhancements

History Trail – Snapshot Viewer

Quickly view photo image snapshots from the Asset History Trail, use the time frame slider widget to pinpoint the specific date/time, and then click the Get Video button to request the full audio/video file.

1.3.  Smart Witness Camera Enhancements

Live Look

Users can now view live video snapshots from the camera as it drives down the road.

1.4.  Smart Witness Camera Enhancements

Live Look Viewer

1.5.  Smart Witness Camera Enhancements

SmartWitness Camera – Severe Shock Events and Alert

When a SmartWitness camera experiences a severe shock event (over 3 G’s of gravitational force), the camera will automatically create a Severe Shock Event and upload the video to the temeda.com system. Users can also create Alerts/Notifications based upon this event.

2.  Calamp 4230 DTC Events (JPOD2) for ELD Solution

The Calamp 4230 model used in the Temeda ELD solution has now added the capture and display of Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC). Users can leverage the existing DTC alerts, reports, and display of engine fault codes and descriptions within temeda.com.

3.  New Report: Asset Utilization By Hour

The Asset Utilization By Hour report allows users to analyze how many assets are running per hour per day for a selected time frame. The report displays a graphic line chart and 24 hour heat map of the most active hours for your fleet. You can also see the Average # of active Assets per hour and the Daily Average.

4.  Source Settings for Engine Hours, Odometer, Speed

There is a new tab on the Asset Detail page called “Source Settings”. From this tab, admins can choose the source for Engine Hours, Odometer, and Speed for an asset.

  1. Engine Hours – Select where you want the Engine Hours reading to come from – the Engine Bus VCM/ECM/CAN BUS (true Engine Hours) or the GPS/Telematics Device (Calculated Engine Hours). The app will display the current values for each, and the usage for the past 2 weeks. Using this information, the app will recommend a Source Setting for the Asset you have selected.
  2. Odometer: Select where you want the Odometer reading to come from – the Engine Bus (true Engine Odometer), the GPS/Telematics Device (GPS Odometer), or VSS (Vehicle Speed Sensor Odometer). The app will display the current values for each, and the usage for the past 2 weeks. Using this information, the app will recommend a Source Setting for the Asset you have selected.
  3. Speed: Select where you want the Speed reading to come from – the Engine Bus (true Engine Speed), or the GPS/Telematics Device (GPS Speed). The app will display the current values for each, and the usage for the past 2 weeks. Using this information, the app will recommend a Source Setting for the Asset you have selected.

5.  Reporting Enhancements & New Idle by RPM Report

  1. Fleet Summary Report – We have added logic to take power losses in to consideration when summarizing idle time in this report. Available with the next release.
  2. Idle RPM Report – This is a new report that allows users to select the RPM used by the report. Available with the next release.
  3. Idle Report – We have added logic to take power losses in to consideration when summarizing idle time in this report.
  4. Activity Detail Report Export – Stop Time, Idle Time, and Engine Time are now stored as numbers (seconds) and formatted in the Excel export as time.
  5. Driver Safety Summary Export – Header added to the export to show date range of report, page numbers and style fixes
  6. Total Idle Fuel Report – AEMP activity detail added and removed unused Fuel Tank #2

6.  UI Scalability Enhancements

For Customers with many Assets, Groups, Projects, Locations, or Zones – we have made User Interface enhancements that allow these entities to scale to hundreds or thousands to meet the needs of our customers as their fleets and number of tracked Assets grow. The new enhancements will allow growth without affecting the performance of the site when trying to find and display Assets, Groups, Projects, Locations, or Zones. All items in the Accordion will be paged in sets of 100 to accommodate the growth and minimize the performance impact on the site.

7.  Installer App 1.3

The TeMeDa Installer app was modified to allow for installations of various telematics hardware such as Morey MC-1’s and SmartWitness Cameras. The app will detect and display the device type and will modify the required fields based upon the device type. For example, when installing an MC-1 and creating the Asset in the Installer App, the Odometer, Engine Hours and Harness Type fields are no longer required.

For information on how to get login credentials and how to install the app, click here.

Installer App

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TeMeDa’s new Installer App is designed to make it easier for installers in the field to install a telematics device into TeMeDa.com. In order to use the Installer App you will need login credentials and you will need to download the App to your iPhone.

Getting Login Credentials

Contact us via email at sales@temeda.com or call us at 855-289-7821 and we will generate your login credentials. Contact us prior to downloading the Installer App so we can have everything ready for you when you need it.

Downloading the App

  1. Open the App Store.
  2. Search for temeda or temeda installer app.
  3. Click the app.
  4. Click Get, then click Install App.

Texas Boll Weevil Case Study

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Texas Bool Weevil Eradication Foundation (TBWEF) incorporates TeMeDa and ESRI to monitor asset location, sprayer engagement and chemical coverage in the battle against the boll weevil.

Led by Western Data Systems, an authorized distributor of TeMeDa products and services, the TBWEF uses TeMeDa technology to gain insight into its eradication fleet and equipment.

The Boll Weevil Eradication Program, sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is one of the world’s most successful implementations of an integrated pest management program. Cotton farmers have been able to reduce their use of pesticides by anywhere between 40% and 100% and increase their yield by 10% since the program began. The first full implementation began in Virginia and South Carolina in 1978 and spread west. By the early 90’s Texas Cotton Producers, Incorporated working with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and drafted a Boll Weevil Eradication plan for the State of Texas.

TeMeDa App 2.7.0

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Driver Safety:

TeMeDa’s new 2.7.0 release is all about Driver Safety and Driver Behavior.  TeMeDa now offers insights into how your assets are being used by operators and drivers.  Ensure your Drivers Operators are working with optimal efficiency and in a safe manner.  To help with this, we’ve created 2 new reports in the TeMeDa App: Driver Safety Summary and Driver Safety Detail. To schedule enabling Driver Safety features for your account, contact us at 855-289-7821.

There are 4 metrics in Driver Safety reports that are calculated for you:

  • Driver Safety Score: Driver Safety Events per 100 Miles Driven.
  • Speeding Event: Set by you when you run a Driver Safety report. Defaults to 75 mph but can be changed from report to report.
  • Harsh Braking: Harsh braking is when the difference in speed is of 11 mph per second. A drop from 60 mph to 48 mph in 1 second will trigger a Harsh Braking event. This can be reconfigured to be a different value by contacting TeMeDa.
  • Harsh Acceleration: Harsh Acceleration is when the difference in speed of 9 mph per second. A change from 10 mph to 20 mph in 1 second will trigger a Harsh Acceleration event. This can be reconfigured to be a different value by contacting TeMeDa.

Driver Safety Summary Report

The Driver Safety Summary Report will show your Fleet Safety Scorecard for your entire fleet along with the scores of each driver. You can adjust the top speed threshold for speeding events, and the report will total harsh accelerations, braking, and harsh maneuver events. Driver Scores are calculated as the # of Safety Events per 100 miles driven. The Report also shows Max Speed, Total Miles, and Driver Safety Risk Level per Fleet and Driver.

Driver Safety Detail Report

The Driver Safety Detail Report will show the driver safety event details and scores of each driver. You can adjust the top speed threshold for speeding events, and the report will total harsh accelerations, braking, and harsh maneuver events.

Asset Detail Page Updates

The Asset Detail page now allows you to assign a Vehicle Class to an Asset to aid in planning, maintenance and compliance.

To schedule enabling Driver Safety features for your account, contact us at 855-289-7821.

How can TeMeDa help you meet your Hours of Service and Electronic Logging Device requirements?

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Hours of Service (HoS) was introduced by the Interstate Commerce Commission in 1938 with the intent of reducing accidents caused by commercial vehicles due to driver fatigue by limiting the number of hours an operator is allowed to drive on a daily and weekly basis. Compliance with these regulations has been managed for years on paper; however, these paper logs are cumbersome, often lack complete data, and are not always completely accurate.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the successor to the Interstate Commerce Commission, announced the latest iteration of HoS, the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate, on December 16, 2015.  This new regulation dictates that most commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) must be equipped with either an Automated On-Board Recorder Device (AOBRD) or an ELD solution by the end of 2017 and all CMVs will need to be fully compliant with the ELD mandate by the end of 2019.  AOBRD and ELD solutions utilize electronic hardware and software to interface with the vehicle data bus to pull: VIN, Speed, Engine Hours, Engine RPM, and Odometer that is combined with vehicle inspection and driver duty status data to create automated Driver Daily Logs (DDLs).  These automated DDLs are then displayed on mobile devices and are intended to enhance the accuracy of the HoS information associated with each vehicle’s driver.

The deadlines associated with this mandate are:

  • December 16, 2015 – FMCSA publishes in final ELD Rule
  • December 18, 2017 – Use of “Paper” Logs must switch to either an AOBRD or ELD solution
  • December 16, 2019 – Drivers using AOBRD solutions must switch to an ELD solution

The ELD mandate automates the data collection and reporting mandated by the Department of Transportation (DOT) authorities.  All paper logs as a primary source must be replaced by an electronic solution on or before December 18th, 2017.

TeMeDa offers both an AOBRD and an ELD solution for HoS that includes certified hardware and a web compliant application for mobile display devices (smartphone or tablet) that creates the automated Driver Daily Logs (DDLs).  For our current customers we will be able to expand their current product solution to include AOBRD on most trucks that have already been installed.  For new installations Temeda is offering both AOBRD and ELD solutions.

TeMeDa App 2.6.0

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Temeda App 2.6.0 allows administrators the ability to add, edit and delete Drivers and to assign these Drivers to your Assets. This feature is useful for customers that want a simple way to view the status of their Assets along with the Driver or operator assigned to the vehicle. Drivers can be assigned to one or more Assets according to a predefined schedule.

Driver List

Driver Detail, Info Tab

Driver Detail, Assign Tab

Driver Name Locations

SmartWitness Camera Offering

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Fully integrated into the TeMeDa App.

TeMeDa now includes a full integration with SmartWitness vehicle based video cameras with the ability to view real time video and/or still images from remote assets.  Customers can access and view HD video footage, and still images, of video events/incidents triggered automatically by Shock, Harsh Acceleration, Harsh Breaking, Harsh Maneuver and a Panic Button.  Remote assets, especially fleet vehicles, expose companies to a large degree of liability and incorporating HD video and still image evidence in case of an accident or complaint can have a substantial impact on un-warranted claims and insurance premiums.

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TeMeDa App 2.5.1

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Map Cluster Toggle

TeMeDa App version 2.5.1 now allows you to toggle Map Clusters on and off. This feature is useful for customers that want to see all of their assets on the map all the time, even if they are within close proximity. For example, customers that have the Temeda App open on a TV monitor or large display screen will be able to see each asset regardless of zoom level or asset proximity. Map Clusters are toggled on by default. Use the gear icon to toggle Asset Names and Clusters on the map.

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TeMeDa App 2.5.0

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TeMeDa App 2.5.0 is Coming Soon!

Mobile Friendly, Phase 1

TeMeDa App version 2.5.0 provides an enhanced Mobile Friendly user experience designed specifically for in-the-field accessing the TeMeDa App while using a smart phone. The Mobile Friendly version is designed to be responsive and intuitive from any device, adapting the App you know already to the screen size limitations on a smart phone.

The new Mobile Friendly version of the TeMeDa App creates an entirely different user experience for both Android and Apple IOS smart phones. We have simplified the process of finding your Assets and showing them on the Map, viewing Asset Details, Alerts and Service Reminders, and viewing/logging Maintenance. You also have the ability to switch back and forth to the responsive Desktop version or the new Mobile Friendly version of the TeMeDa App.

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