Wireless Applications

ARGO Offers Real-Time Asset Mapping/Tracking User Interface

July 10, 2006

The application supports performance thresholds, multi-unit tracking, drag-and-drop reporting, and visual-alert notifications.

TUCSON, Ariz. /BUSINESS WIRE/ -- ARGO Tracker Corp. announced that it has started shipping Total Control, its new standalone asset-tracking application. The application offers customers real-time mapping of assets, each within their own window, as well as multi-unit tracking.

FastTrac Transportation participated in Total Control beta testing and has now deployed the ARGO Tracker solution at its Houston, Tex., terminal. "FastTrac uses ARGO Tracker and Total Control for partial dispatching in addition to tracking of vehicles," said Jeff Steele, terminal manager at the company's Houston headquarters. "Previous systems were unreliable since we relied on technology that drivers personally carried. When a driver was in a truck, it was difficult to get a signal. Now, we have a much more stable and reliable asset tracking system because the units are integral parts of each truck."

During the beta test late last year, FastTrac set up a facility for a strategic customer in Ohio, with new trucks and the state-of-the-art ARGO Tracker solution. The tests were successful, and FastTrac decided to deploy the solution at its Houston terminal. The company is currently deploying Total Control throughout their system.

Steele added that FastTrac now has the capability to be more responsive to customer pick up requests. "We can pull up vehicle locations in real-time to see which trucks are closest to the pick up point and get there faster," he said. "We also get a break on our insurance costs since we know where all vehicles are all the time."

"Total Control is our power-user desktop monitoring application," said Gary Kochis, ARGO Tracker's chief technology officer. "Total Control offers unparalleled ease of use. The interface is robust, supporting performance thresholds and features required by customers who demand the ultimate in real-time monitoring of their critical business assets."

In addition to its multi-unit tracking capabilities, other key features of Total Control include drag-and-drop reporting, with CSV exporting capabilities, visual-alert notifications, and the ability to create and edit alert notifications (i.e., geo-fence, speed & acceleration, etc.).

Total Control joins ARGO Tracker's signature thin-client application, which offers customers real-time access to their high-value business assets through the ARGO Tracker secure customer portal located on the company's Web site. Like the thin client (i.e., Web-based application), Total Control offers complete security through SSL encryption, as well as a full suite of alert-monitoring capabilities, such as temperature, shock, vibration, and open door sensors to ensure cargo integrity through breech protection and notification.

About ARGO Tracker
Based in Tucson, Ariz., ARGO Tracker Corp. is a provider of highly customizable, real-time asset-tracking solutions that help companies reduce product and freight losses resulting from theft, poor supply chain visibility, damage, and spoilage. Through its three differently configured solutions, ARGO Sentinel, ARGO Enterprise, and ARGO Fusion, ARGO Tracker offers companies highly robust, GPS-based, real-time solutions for the tracking and monitoring of fleet vehicles, cargo, or any high-value mobile asset. ARGO Tracker is a subsidiary of Argo-Tech Corp., a tier one aerospace manufacturer of aviation fuel and gas delivery systems, comprising over 80% of aircraft fuel pump systems. For more information on ARGO Tracker and its customizable business solutions, go to the company's Web site.

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