Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 7:39 AM on Saturday 23 August

/ Front page / Business

Efficient and money saver

Ropate Valemei
Saturday, January 05, 2013

FIJI Pine Limited (FPL) and its subsidiaries have joined a growing list of companies and organisations that are using Foneology's vehicle tracking system.

Foneology's global positioning system — space-based satellite navigation system — provides location and time information anywhere on or near Earth.

FPL financial controller Vimlesh Kumar said they had a number of operations in Viti Levu and Vanua Levu and keeping an eye on the use of company vehicles was vital.

"The system will not only allow us to monitor our vehicles but also fuel usage as well as improve time management — we can monitor how long it takes a vehicle to travel from point A to point B," said Mr Kumar in a statement.

"The GPS vehicle tracking system would improve overall efficiency and saving money. It would also allow services to be delivered in a timely manner."

The system would also allow FPL to track their vehicles in real time from computers or Android mobile phones.

Foneology director James Trusler said his company was proud to assist businesses as well as the nation through technology. "The Foneology VTS not only assists businesses control their fuel costs, but also assists in the prevention of road accidents by monitoring and controlling the driver's speed," Mr Trusler said.

He said the Land Transport Authority had identified speeding as a major cause of road fatalities in the country.

The Foneology VTS comprises a small black box, which is installed in a secured and hidden location in each vehicle.

There is an option for remote fuel cut off and various optional accessories.


Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Dad's cry for justice
  2. Death unacceptable, say parties
  3. Death of suspect sparks inquiry
  4. Prince, Princess crowned
  5. Home for widows
  6. College marks another milestone
  7. Free check-ups
  8. LTA buys tools
  9. 3 hospitalised for burns
  10. $300m for flood mitigation

Top Stories this Week

  1. The murder which shocked the nation Tuesday (19 Aug)
  2. Dad's cry for justice Friday (22 Aug)
  3. Bag full of cash Monday (18 Aug)
  4. 12 go out Wednesday (20 Aug)
  5. Why the GCC Monday (18 Aug)
  6. Inquiry into video Wednesday (20 Aug)
  7. State audit Tuesday (19 Aug)
  8. Chaudhry files 42 nominations for election Tuesday (19 Aug)
  9. Robbery suspect dies in hospital Thursday (21 Aug)
  10. Love, a new revelation Thursday (21 Aug)