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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.


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