USA: Wireless Matrix Corporation has unveiled plug-and play OBD-II device certified on the Verizon Wireless network to be used for GPS fleet tracking business applications. The Reporter 30 represents Wireless Matrix’s easiest-to-use device yet. It plugs directly into a vehicle’s on-board diagnostic (OBD-II) computer port. This adds a new layer of actionable data that can be collected from vehicle operations, including diagnostic trouble codes and data critical to fuel efficiency reporting, in addition to traditional GPS location data.
The direct connection to the vehicle’s on-board computer port eliminates the need for installation services and vehicle wiring to deploy the Reporter 30. Fleet managers can now add fleet tracking to their vehicles in minutes, reducing downtime and providing a more rapid return on investment. The low price point of the new device also reduces the barrier to adoption for smaller fleets. The Reporter 30 is fully compatible with Wireless Matrix’s FleetOutlook GPS tracking solution. The device is available for order and immediate shipping.
Maria Izurieta, acting CEO of Wireless Matrix, said: “The certification of the Reporter 30 with Verizon Wireless provides both our companies an enhanced solution to offer to fleet operators. We’re excited to go to market with a channel partner like Verizon Wireless, offering the best possible solution to fleets that want to enhance their operations.”