Category

Blog

TeMeDa App 2.14

By | Blog

Hierarchy Reports

We’ve added Account Hierarchy to Reports. This allows customers to run reports by one or more Account Hierarchy levels. For example, an account is configured with 3 hierarchy levels, the top parent company, East and West Regions, and several Divisions within each Region. Customers can now run a report for the East Region, and/or select the Division level and run a report for any number of Divisions.

User List – Filter by Group

We’ve added a new Group filter on the User List page. This allows Admins the ability to easily view and sort Users that are assigned to a particular Group. The User list can also be exported to Excel.

TeMeDa App 2.13.3

By | Blog

SmartWitness Virtual Odometer

We’ve added virtual odometer to the SmartWitness line of telematics devices/cameras. Now the SmartWitness device will automatically calculate the distance each asset has driven throughout the day. Users can initialize the odometer on the Asset Detail page and the device will continually update the odometer as the asset drives down the road. You can view odometer/mileage on the Asset Pop-Up, Grid, History Trail, Activity Detail, Activity Summary, and State Mileage Reports, and you can create Maintenance Plans based upon actual mileage driven.

Activity Summary Report – New Report

We’ve added a new Report: Activity Summary Report.  The Activity Summary Report summarizes the distance traveled, time in motion, time stopped, Engine time, Idle time and other important information about your assets without the details that make up each trip and the pages and pages of data.

Smartphone App – Camera Events

We’ve added Camera Events to the smartphone app! You can now view camera footage from your vehicles right on your smartphone. Play and save video from camera events such as Shock, Panic Button, and other User Requested Video events of vehicle accidents or driver behavior. Camera Events are available from the Main Menu for customers with on-board SmartWitness cameras. We’ve also made performance improvements on the Main Menu.

ONE20 Inc. is going out of business

By | Blog

June 18 of 2018, ONE20 inc. is going out of business.

As of this date, ONE20 apps will no longer work but we can help your business stay ahead of the loss. TeMeDa is able to provide immediate support for your ELD needs using your existing hardware. Our team is standing by ready to assist you in providing continuous ELD support.

Contact us via email at customer.support@temeda.com or call us at 855-289-7821.

Smartphone App 1.1.3

By | Blog

Maintenance Logs

You can now Log Maintenance from within the app and view the Tasks associated with each service interval. We’ve added a view to see the Service History for each Asset, and you can view the Total Cost of Maintenance for your fleet or for individual Assets.

Maintenance Status and Tasks:

Maintenance Logs:

Asset Search using Barcode scanner

We’ve added the ability to find Assets using the barcode scanner on the Asset Search screen. Customers can affix any type of barcode (line, QR code, DataMatrix, etc) to their Assets and easily find those Assets using the built-in scanner in the app.

Locations with Assets on map

From the Locations menu, you can now see the Assets that are currently within the selected Location, and focus on any Asset using the Asset slider for that Location.

TeMeDa API Portal

By | Blog

TeMeDa API Portal URL

The TeMeDa API is a set of application programming interfaces (APIs) developed by TeMeDa which allow communication with TeMeDa Services and their integration to other services. Examples of these include Asset information such as odometer and engine hours, Locations, Reports, Maintenance, History Trails, and Alerts. TeMeDa customers can use these APIs to take advantage of or extend the functionality of their existing services and internal applications.

The TeMeDa API portal provides a comprehensive list of RESTful JSON-based APIs that allow TeMeDa customers the ability to securely view, analyze and manage their telemetry devices and data. Developers can use this portal to discover and learn about the TeMeDa APIs, and can try out the various API calls right within the portal to view real-time production data in their customer account.

APIs

Currently there are main 4 APIs offered on the TeMeDa API Portal:

AEMP API

The AEMP (Association of Equipment Management Professionals) API for use with the TeMeDa telematics solution. The AEMP OEM Integration Service will pull specified engine and location information from an OEM provider into your TeMeDa account. The OEM Assets will appear on the map, and can be included on Alerts, History Trail, Reports, Maintenance, etc. The data is formatted according to the AEMP (Association of Equipment Management Professionals) standard version 1.0 in xml. Includes Lat, Long, Cumulative Operating Hours, Idle Hours, and Distance (Odometer). http://www.aemp.org/ Customers who wish to setup the AEMP OEM Integration service will need to provide TeMeDa with valid credentials and url to their OEM AEMP feed. Please contact TeMeDa customer support for more information.

Telemetry API

A collection of RESTful JSON-based operations for use with the TeMeDa telematics solution. The Telemetry API provides Asset information, Locations, Reports, Maintenance, History Trails, Alerts, and more.

TeMeDa Admin API

A collection of RESTful JSON-based operations for use with the TeMeDa telematics solution that allows administrative functions such as Add, Edit and Delete operations to your TeMeDa account data.

TeMeDa PUSH Service API

The TeMeDa Push Service API is a real-time data interface based on industry standard JSON and HTTP web operations. This interface is being offered to customers and service providers who intend to integrate their systems with TeMeDa and wish to receive real-time telemetry data updates as they occur within the TeMeDa telematics system. Customers are required to create a HTTP/JSON listener in order to receive data.

Getting Started:

Usage of the TeMeDa APIs requires authentication and authorization. To start, it is necessary to sign-up on the TeMeDa API Portal (https://temeda.portal.azure-api.net) and subscribe to one or more API Products. Once your subscription is approved, you will be given an Authorization token, Environment Code, and a Subscription Key. You must use these credentials to execute API calls to the TeMeDa API.

API Documentation:

The TeMeDa API Portal documents each API call, including every operation available, the request url, required input fields and/or body, and sample Response JSON data. There is also a Code Sample generator that will generate the each API call in Curl, C#, Java, Javascript, ObjC, PHP, Python, and Ruby.

API Documentation – Sample JSON Response and Code Samples:

API Documentation – Units of Measure:

The TeMeDa APIs use standard units of measure for either US/Imperial or Metric. The API can also be configured for a specific TimeZone:

Miscellaneous API Usage Notes:

  1. To get the current actual Odometer and Engine hours for an Asset, use the following fields from the Device object contained within an Asset object:
  • “Estimated_GPS_Odometer”:
  • “Estimated_Engine_Hours”:

Note: The Estimated fields above are calculated by adding the odometer or engine hours to the User entered offset from the Asset Detail page (Basic and Source Setting Tabs). The Estimated values are sourced according to the corresponding “OdometerSource” or “EngineHoursFromEngineBus” fields.

  1. “Total” fields are cumulative/lifetime values.
  2. Maintenance Plans – “TimeInterval” unit of measure is in days.
  3. Report Summary section – duration units of measure are in seconds.

TeMeDa Success Team

By | Blog

We’re Here to Help You

The TeMeDa Success Team is dedicated to exceeding our subscriber’s expectations, so you can focus on growing your subscription base. We’ll help make sure they get the most out of our products and services.

We welcome you to take advantage of TeMeDa’s Success Team.   Your success is our success and we are dedicated to helping you exceed your customer’s expectations.  As we work with you and your customers we continually focus on building and enhancing best practices supported strong, flexible processes designed to provide you peace of mind.  Our deep knowledge of a wide variety of different assets and use cases allows us to recommend the most appropriate telematics hardware, harness, script to maximize the value created by TeMeDa.  The TeMeDa Install App supports reliable, cost effective asset installation.  Whether you choose to utilize your installers or call upon our Nation-Wide installation network, our onboard training helps to ensure best practices are followed throughout the entire installation process.  Once installed, our Success Team will provide ongoing management of deployed devices to ensure they continue to report accurately.  We are also there to help your Customers to better take advantage of the TeMeDa App by providing live and recorded training sessions which aid in the quick adoption and deep understanding of our product and services.

Effective use of TeMeDa’s Success Team not only simplifies telematics adoption and increases peace-of-mind, it reduces the time of deployment and accelerates value creation for your customer.

TeMeDa Success Team Services

  • Trained Professionals providing Live on-demand phone support
  • Maximum 12 Hour Response time via email 24x7x365 (Including Holidays)
  • Ongoing Device Management of deployed devices
  • Access to our network of installation professionals
  • Support in selection of hardware and asset specific scripts
  • Access to our Install App and training for Best Practice Install Techniques
  • Help with on-boarding new accounts
  • Access to TeMeDa.com training with live and recorded training sessions
  • Help with ongoing customer training with new features and capabilities
  • Development of Sample reports, alerts, and maintenance plans
  • Assistance with asset enrollment into TeMeDa
  • Support in documenting enhancement requests

We always appreciate your feedback on ways to better serve you and your Customers.

Installer App

By | Blog

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

By | Blog

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.

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

By | Blog

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.

SmartWitness Camera Offering

By | Blog

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.

Read More