IN ORDER OF MEETING THE MARKET DYNAMICS and satisfying the manifold customer requirements, the Bulgarian company “GPS Control” JSC designed a new and exceptionally flexible both from software and financial point of view platform of the popular product for fleet monitoring and management – FIXY, which it will present during the Fall Technical Fair in Plovdiv this year. The financial parameters today are directly connected to particular goals and results. Each company strives to cut its costs as much as possible and to improve the quality in view of retaining its positions at the dynamically changing markets. The “GPS Control” new flexible software solution – FIXY FLEXY – provides the customers with the option to choose what exactly they want to monitor and analyze from the work of the fleet thereof, when and at what price. This means that for each one of your motor vehicles you may choose certain type of functionality or a set of functionalities according to your needs and current budget you have at your disposal.
The new version grants the freedom to each and any customer to choose which functionalities of FIXY to use according to the budget thereof – for example monitoring of the motor vehicles, records for the routes traveled, events during driving, log of each motor vehicle, directions, sending messages to the drivers, information from sensors, Web-based solution, etc. Another new element in the FIXY FLEXY system is the so called Green Trip. The main option for this module is sending set in advance series of routes from the dispatch center to the driver (driver’s navigation), observing the order of the routes set, automated signaling for the time remaining until the arrival at the respective destination, elaborate and extensive records for routes completed and observing the order thereof. Green Trip allows for two-way text connection with the driver and it has option for timely rerouting of the motor vehicle. The module also provides options measuring various parameters, such as sharp acceleration, sharp breaking, driving style, green routes (optimized routes – how with least kilometers traveled to cover maximum number of routes, which motor vehicle in particular, according to the route and task, to be sent and which road it shall take), through which the carbon footprint and the “green” image of the companies respectively is monitored and analyzed.
"GPS Control” JSC, one of the first companies in Bulgaria, operating with the GPS applications for fleet’s control, security and logistics, developed and built in Green Trip module in the popular and finding increasingly wider application logistic program FIXY. The main function of this module consists of sending set in advance series of routes from the dispatch center to the motor vehicle’s driver (driver’s navigation), observing the order of the routes set, automated signaling for the time remaining until the arrival at the respective destination, optimization of the loading of goods, elaborate and extensive records for routes completed and observing the order thereof. Green Trip allows for two-way text connection with the driver and it has option for timely rerouting of the motor vehicle. The module also provides options measuring various parameters, such as sharp acceleration, sharp breaking, driving style, green routes (optimized routes – how with least kilometers traveled to cover maximum number of routes, to determine which motor vehicle is in the region and to send it at the address), through which the carbon footprint and the “green” image of the companies respectively is monitored and analyzed.
The FIXY Program uses database with addresses for all of Bulgaria and Europe, and upon generation of various types of records the customer receives extensive information for the exact location of the objects which he is interested in.
"GPS Control” JSC developed also its own cost-meter, monitoring the fuel consumption of the diesel trucks and vans with accuracy up to 0.3 % - 0.5 %. It will be presented at the forthcoming exhibit “Transport and Logistics”, beginning on February 28th this year in “Inter Expo Center” – Sofia. The so called “reverse oil channel” is eliminated through the new product. The cost-meter monitors the transitory temperature in the tank, which considerably minimizes the errors in the measurement. In addition it also has fuel cleaning (treatment) filter. A large part of the components of which the cost-meter is made are Japanese made. An additional plus is that the cost-meter of such type can be placed in any motor vehicle or van regardless of the year of the manufacture thereof.
"GPS Control” JSC offers at the market also navigation software Nav N Go. iGO has the most detailed road map of Bulgaria and all settlements in the country. The software calculates the most adequate and suited route between two points, and the device’s display shows the location during the time of driving.
"GPS Control” JSC offers to its customers also connection with the navigation system Garmin. It includes two-way text connection with the driver and sending of set in advance by the dispatch center route, which is automatically visualized in the driver’s cabin for the latter to observe it.
The car sensors, which may monitor various parameters, also benefit the customer. For example the temperature sensor is quite demanded. It monitors the temperature in the motor vehicle’s refrigerator compartment, which is of important significance for the customer.
The so called personal GPSs, monitoring the efficiency of the work of the company’s employees, are also offered at the market. Thanks to such product the employers are able to pay for particular work performed.
February 2012 г.
One of the few local companies in the sphere of the GPS technologies – “GPS Control” JSC celebrates its tenth anniversary. The Company was established in 2001 with subject of business activity design, development and introduction of information and telecommunication systems and networks, localization and monitoring of objects for control of transit cargo, of excise cargo, motor vehicles, vessels, railway cargo, etc. It is one of the first companies in Bulgaria operating with the GPS applications for fleet’s control, security and logistics. The company’s first project, started in November 2001, is the adopted GPS system for motor vehicles and cargo security at the territory of Europe. The company built one of the first 24 hours dispatch centers in the country, which together with the law and order bodies both at private and public level guarantees to its customers fast and timely response in cases of attempts for illegal encroachments on the secured motor vehicle or cargo.
The FIXY logistic program is among the most popular designs of GPS Control. It is reliable and easily used, and at the same time optimizing the financial expenses of the companies having own motor fleet. Through the program the work’s productivity and efficiency is raised, the fuel costs are reduced, the abuse at the work place is prevented, the work is more efficient, the fleet’s maintenance costs are reduced, etc. The FIXY software program processes the information received from the GPS devices installed in the motor vehicles, through data transmission GPRS channel.
With its first steps yet the company “GPS Control” JSC proved its quality in the area of the GPS applications for fleet control, security and logistics, demonstrating excellent and creative solutions both at the Bulgarian and at the European markets. The international interest taken in it, the annual participation in the most prestigious and specialized exhibits and fairs, such as CeBit, the designed by the company exceptionally competitive and enjoying great popularity and demand product provide the company with the self-confidence, motivation and potential to be among the best ones at the market in this area.
The products from the MC and FIXY Series play a main role for the company’s success. The products from the MC Series are the system’s hardware part. They are designed and developed in a way allowing the tracking, synthesizing and sending actual and exceptionally diverse data to the FIXY operational software.
FIXY – powerful technology with rich functionality
The FIXY software program is the system’s client part, which processes the data received from the installed in the motor vehicles GPS devices, through data transmission GPRS channel. FIXY is a modern solution for managing the fleet’s work, using the last developments in the sphere of the GPS technologies. It is reliable and easy to work with, providing exceptional functionality and significant financial profits and benefits for each company having its own motor fleet.
The program transforms the received from the MC devices data, presenting it in various and convenient records. Regardless of the needs FIXY monitors any and all data and events received 24 hours a day from the equipped with MC devices motor vehicles, stores the data and has the capacity to prepare records and waybills for any current or former period. The records can be generated on base of a motor vehicle / driver, current / former time period, one or all motor vehicles / drivers.
All details and advantages of the FIXY logistics software system are accessible at the developer’s official web site: www.gpscontrol.bg
In addition to Bulgaria, Albania and out northern neighbor Romania the FIXY program is turning into a hit throughout the Apennines. The decrease of the income and cutting the costs of the companies inevitably leads to the adoption of so needed control over the companies’ fleet.
Regardless of the world economic crisis or in defiance of it, from May 26th to May 29th this year “Inter Expo Center” – Sofia will host the fair “Transport and Logistics”. The last news and designs in the sphere of the GPS technologies related to the fleet’s management will be demonstrated there. The newest applications of the FIXY program, design of the Bulgarian company “GPS Control” JSC will be among them.
During the recent years the company focused its efforts on improving the GPRS data transmission system, expanding the functional scope of the devices and entering the international market.
FIXY consists of a device and software for real time visualization and monitoring. MC5G is a multifunctional GPS/GSM/GPRS/Immobilizer device, used for fleets’ control, security and logistics. The communication between the device and the dispatch center is achieved with SMS packages or GPRS data, depending on the customer needs. The device transmits information through GPRS connection at each and any 20 seconds from the movement or stay of the motor vehicle. Through connecting sensors to the digital and analogue inputs various parameters of the condition and status of the motor vehicle or cargo can be monitored. In case the information could not be transmitted to the control center, it is stored in the device’s memory.
The system shows in real time where are the motor vehicles from the fleet, which of them are in motion, which are not, the direction of the motor vehicle’s movement. Based on this information the system offers an option for automatic elaboration of various records and the export thereof in Excell. The main records prepared by the FIXY system are the waybills. They include information about the driver’s personal data, for all routes completed by him or the motor vehicle for a certain time period, as well as the departure and arrival time, the distance traveled in kilometers and the rough fuel consumption for the particular route. The system may also include and prepare records on how many kilometers are traveled during working hours and outside working hours, and the rough fuel consumption.
Option also exists for the receipt of full information for the movement and stops of the motor vehicles, both in real time and recorded.
FIXY stores and analyzes any and all data from the movement and stops of the motor vehicles. The system offers opportunity for constant monitoring of the motor vehicles (the information is updated at each 20 seconds), constant information about their current location – date, time, speed, driving direction, stay made, etc., storing and analyzing the received information, and so on. The newest application – log / organizer – performs the functions of an online service book. It automatically analyzes and signals for pending or lapsed events, such as purchase of supplies and consumables (oil, filters, belts, etc.), implementation of service activity – annual technical inspection, tyre change, gas equipment inspection, as well as taxes and fees – vignette, insurances, etc.
The FIXY logistics program is an innovative product, which is exceptionally useful in the condition of economic crisis. It is reliable and easily used, while minimizing the financial costs of the companies having their own fleets. Through the program the work’s productivity and efficiency is raised, the fuel costs are reduced, the abuse at the work place is prevented, the work is more efficient, the fleet’s maintenance costs are reduced, etc.
This is the main reason for the logistics program to be in such high demand not only in Bulgaria, but also in a number of other European states.
The Bulgarian company has already also entered successfully the Romanian market. This necessitated the opening of a branch office in our northern neighboring state. The name of the company in Romania is “GPS Control R”. The product’s software is multilingual. It is already translated in Romanian, and in addition to that it is offered in Italian, German, English, Bulgarian and Albanian. Simultaneously with that “GPS Control” JSC is expanding its distribution network in Albania and Italy. Signing of contract is pending in the Apennines with three large companies for the distribution of the Bulgarian company’s products. The overall maintenance of the GPS systems, regardless which European country is concerned, is performed from Bulgaria. Thus the costs are reduced, and regardless where on the planet the customer is located he has no difficulty to take advantage of the services the GPS system offers.
Due to the decreased revenue and cost cutting of the local companies, in Greece great interest is also witnessed to the products of “GPS Control” JSC, which will inevitably lead to the so needed control over the motor vehicles. However considering the current uncertain situation there, the Bulgarian company prefers to wait for the normalization of the conditions in our southern neighboring state.
On account of that, in Bulgaria, “GPS Control” JSC has already doubled its distribution network and is in a process of further expansion thereof looking for new partners. In addition to the market expansion the Company constantly updates the products offered. After recently having updated the software, currently the company prepares a new device (hardware). It will have better functionalities, although at the same price regardless of the components becoming more and more expensive. The latter is due to the reduced inventory and higher demand, especially in Western Europe, where the market finally stirred again after the continuous crisis.