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Mapon and Tachogram to showcase the latest solutions at Telematics Conference SEEurope 2017

There’s a date you might want to put down on your calendar!

On September 28, Thursday in Bratislava, Slovakia, Mapon and Tachogram will be participating in Telematics Conference SEEurope 2017 – the only seminar in Southeast Europe comprehensively dedicated to vehicle telemetry.

 

Trust us, you don’t want to miss this!

 

A day might not seem like a lot, but it is indeed the perfect opportunity to learn more about our complete fleet management and GPS tracking solution, as well as our attractive white label offer. In addition to that we will present our latest product Tachogram – stand-alone digital tachograph data analysis solution – the product your clients have been waiting for!

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New feature in Stops Report - a map view!

This week we launched a new addition to one of Mapon reports - Stops report. Previously, You could find a summary about all Your fleet's vehicle stops. You could select a specific data range and vehicles, and the information would be then displayed in a simple list view.

This week we added a new section to the report. It's called “Map View”. We haven’t removed the list view as it is very useful for many of our clients, however, we felt that the report could be brought to a new level by adding a visual map section showing all the stops in customizable data range.

This can be used in many ways. Let's look at some of the best use cases how some of our clients are already using this new map view.

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Mapon Android application update - new features and fresh design

By updating our Mapon system, we paid attention also to Android application and its functionality. We have implemented many updates - refreshed design of the application as well as added new features. In addition to that, we also improved application's speed and performance.

To start using the new version of the application, visit Google Play Store, search for Mapon application and install an update (or download the application if you haven't used it before).

Below You can find a more detailed information about the latest update:

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Is your business using Scooters? Find out how Mapon can improve your business processes!

 

Most of the companies use cars and trucks and other heavy vehicles for their business processes, however, there are also many growing companies that are using scooters, for example, vehicle rental companies, food delivery companies and also individuals.

Here's the thing:

There's a widespread belief that GPS tracking and fleet management solution can bring benefit only for large companies with heavy vehicles such as trucks and trailers. However, GPS tracking and fleet management systems, including Mapon solution, have many other standard features that can be used by companies that are using scooters as part of their business.

We have quite a few clients that are using our solution for their business, which are using scooters. Here are the main functions that are used by these companies:

  • GPS tracking with real-time 
  • Route history
  • Geo-fences and alerts

GPS tracking devices used for these functions are easy to install and very affordable for any company, and also individuals who want to use benefits GPS tracking can bring.

Let's jump to the real examples which hide behind the above-mentioned functions, to help you find the best solution how your business could also benefit from using GPS tracking and fleet management system.

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Mapon System's New Design - Insight in the process towards a more convenient system!

As you might have guessed from the title - we are working on a brand new design for Mapon system.

As time has passed, our system has become a bit old-fashioned. We know that you are used to it and you like it as it is now, but there is always a room for improvement. The comfort of old system can be misleading and we believe that it is time to upgrade the design of our system.

But don't worry:

Nothing should be changed without decent planning, research and goal setting, therefore we have done lots of work in the past months to deliver the best product:

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12 ways how your family can benefit from using GPS tracking devices for kids and other family members

Of all the reasons to get a GPS tracking device, the most important case may be:

To keep your family safer.

There is nothing more important in your life than your family. Any extra measures we can take to ensure their safety are worth it.

I case you were wondering:

Child tracking devices are not meant to invade your kid's privacy, but to help keep them safe. There is nothing more assuring than knowing that everyone in your family is out of harm's way. With GPS tracking devices for kids, you will not only be less worried, but you will also have more time to relax.

GPS trackers for kids are growing ever more popular. The GPS market is booming, and there is no better time to be a part of the action than right now! If you had the ability to further protect your family with a simple solution, why wouldn't you?

There are many reasons as to why you would want to utilize the GPS tracker for your family, but below there is a list of 12 benefits your family can take advantage of with the personal tracking device.

Take a look:

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Sneak peek! Fleet Maintenance product for Mapon clients - functionality and interface!

 
We have some great news! Fleet Maintenance product is almost here!
 
We have been working on this product for quite some time, consulting with our clients and industry leaders to extract the main problems with managing company fleet, as well as best tools that could solve the problem in the most convenient way.
 
We are still working on the product, therefore it is not publicly available, however, we have decided to give you a sneak peek into the upcoming update and product launch to get you more familiar with one of our biggest additions to Mapon software. The product is already in the testing phase and we are working on the last phase adding necessary functionality and fixing any problems that arise. Our goal is to launch a fully functional product that can be immediately used for your company needs.

Mapon GO! How can your company benefit from it?

We are always looking for new product ideas that could bring additional value and benefits to our clients and partners. Mapon GO is one of such products that started as a rather small idea to solve certain client problems but turned into something much bigger.

Mapon GO is a task management product addition to our Mapon system. It allows you to manage and stay in control of your field workers; manage your tasks with ease and instantly dispatch, and schedule jobs for your field workers, as well as easily follow status updates.

Mapon GO product can be divided in three parts:

  • Tasks
  • Driver identification and driving logs
  • Messaging

We will dive into each of these tasks and look at the most popular use cases.

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GPS tracking for rental cars: How to break from the mold

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Mapon Pro and Mapon Lite - System and feature comparison

Mapon Pro and Mapon Lite are two separate products with different functionality - both of them are based on Mapon system. Mapon Pro is a complete GPS tracking and fleet management solution with many advanced features and full functionality, while Lite system is a simplified version with fewer functions - meant for individual use and smaller companies which don't need a complete fleet management solution. However, both systems are built taking into account needs of their respective target audience to create an excellent user experience and make the usage and navigation intuitive and convenient for everyone.

 

Here is a visual comparison of both systems showcasing their main features and differences.

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Mapon Lite system - a simple solution for private and business use.

Mapon Lite is a simplified version of Mapon Pro system; however, it still comes with many useful features that will be perfect for both private and business needs.

 

Mapon Lite features can be divided into five larger groups:

  • GPS tracking
  • Geo-fence objects
  • Route history
  • Route reports
  • Alerts

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How to improve road safety using GPS tracking technology?

According to the World Health Organization, 1.25 million people die each year due to road traffic deaths, which comes out to about 3561 people a day. Road traffic deaths have been consistently making it to the top 10 causes of death globally.

In an industry where fleet management involves having a lot of drivers, it would be great to reduce these numbers while keeping your employees safer on the road. One way you could achieve this is by using GPS tracking along with analytical data applications. The more you know about your drivers as well as what they are doing, the more you can make smart decisions about what needs to be done to work more efficiently and safely.

How GPS can keep your business operations safer:

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Mapon Mobile Tracker – turn your phone into a GPS tracking device

Mapon mobile tracker is a convenient solution that allows you to use basic GPS tracking and Mapon system features without the need to buy additional tracking devices. It is a perfect solution for families and also for businesses who need to solve specific problems.

 

Mapon mobile tracker can be used in many cases, here are few of the most popular ones that use the benefits of GPS tracking:

1) See your kids’ location and find out whether they are already on their way home

2) Follow your friends and family members location during their hiking trips or competitions.

3) See whether your kid has visited hobby class or went to friends instead. Receive notifications when your kids arrive or leave school or other territory specified by you.

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Review your fleet routes within specific region and time interval

Mapon has developed a new report which displays historical data about all vehicles of the fleet that were in a specific location and during a specific period of time. The territory and time period can be easily customized so this report can be used for various fleet data analysis.

The solution was initially developed for Riga City Municipal Police and has many applications. The police needed a quick and easy solution that would allow them to find out whether their vehicles had done patrolling in specific areas.

Another problem was the processing of citizen complaints about police vehicles in specific locations and time without having information about police vehicle license plate.

Requirements for these problems lead to a new report in Mapon system which can be used to track down all vehicles that have been within a specific region in a specific time interval. The usage is as simple as drawing a region on a map, selecting a date/time range and reviewing which vehicles have visited this region during the specified time period.

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Track your switch states easier both in real time and in historical routes.

Mapon switches update

We have big news for you! Mapon has updated its switch solution to help you manage your fleet even better. The update is designed to fit the needs of special vehicle and equipment usage management.

 

The update includes features which allow you to see switch usage more easily on the map either in real time or in historical data when reviewing your routes. It allows you to check the exact location and time when specific switches were turned on and off. Some of the most used examples include following the activity of:

  • Siren lights - reviewing the routes driven with siren on

  • Door opening - locations where the doors were opened

  • Lifting the load compartment - checking where the driver has poured out the load

  • Lowering of road cleaning shovels - reviewing routes which were actually cleaned

  • ...and many other mechanical activities.

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Mapon has been listed as 15 on Capterra's Top 20 Most Popular Fleet Management Software

Mapon and Capterra Fleet Management Software

We are proud to announce that Mapon has been listed as 15 on Capterra's updated Top 20 Most Popular Fleet Management Software infographic. There are over 300 fleet management solutions listed on Capterra, and many more around the world, so making the Top 15 is impressive.

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Mapon works together with Latvian Women's Day Rally 2017

For the second year in a row  Mapon collaborated  with the Women's Day Rally's organizing team and provided GPS tracking solutions for over 700 teams. To achieve it, Mapon used the Mapon Mobile Tracker application and the Mapon system.

 

Women's Day Rally cooperated with Mapon to ensure safety throughout the competition and to follow drivers' overspeeding events, as well as to help lost teams to find their way back to the correct track.

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Major Milestone for Mapon Expert; System and API Updates

Last week we celebrated an important milestone for our Mapon Expert devices.

Through continuous hard work, we raised the amount of Mapon Expert devices online, and exceeded the amount of previous generation G-box devices we have online. Our engineers and client manager team have worked hard to bring the latest technology and solutions to our clients.

In addition, we kept on improving our PRO and LITE systems, as well as the PRO system API.

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Mapon News - API for CRM, updates for Pro system and Mapon GO

 

During last two weeks we implemented various updates in our system and upcoming products, which we wanted to share with public. 

One of the main products we are currently working on is Mapon GO - smart and functional way to manage your fleet, drivers and jobs in real time, with focus on convenient task management and communication between managers and drivers. We have now implemented group messaging support and additional updates for driver identification and messaging system.

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Refrigerator telematics solutions

Carrier and Thermo King are the world’s leaders in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions. These companies provide a number of heating and air conditioning tools for the transportation industry.

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How and why to download digital tachograph data remotely?

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What is digital tachograph data remote download?

Digital tachograph data remote downloading is the process of accessing your tachograph files over the air, without the need of downloading the data from driver cards or the tachograph itself manually each time it is needed.

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Track your mobile devices with Positrack from Mapon

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We have recently launched a new mobile app that lets you use your Android or iOS based smartphone as a mobile tracker. The Positrack app for mobile device tracking is available here for Android and Apple iOS, and can be downloaded for free.

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5 tips to help you choose the right White Label tracking system

GPS tracking and fleet management solutions are growing in popularity each year. There are various platforms that offer White Label solutions, so what are the factors that you should take into account when evaluating the possibilities?

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8 tips to help you avoid traffic jams


Original photo: flickr, Brian Jeffery Beggerly
The summer is quickly approaching and the last thing you want to do is spend it in traffic jams, so here's a list of tips that should help you avoid them.

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Where and when are people driving faster? Comparison of countries, seasons and climate.

Have you ever wondered which are the countries with the fastest traffic movement? Wonder no more, because this week Mapon committed to answer this question. The dataset Mapon analysed consisted of more than 100 million routes driven in a time period of 4 years.

The geo chart above summarizes some of the obtained country level results.

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20 amazing facts about traffic and traffic jams


Original photo: flickr, joiseyshowaa

We have compiled a list of interesting facts and statistics about traffic and traffic jams from various sources. Even though it's something we are all familiar with - there's a lot you don't know…

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The ultimate list of fuel saving tips


Original photo: flickr, Lane Pearman

We have compiled an extensive list of proven fuel saving practices that actually work. Help yourself and the planet by following these 15 tips:

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You can't hide from technology - so why not benefit from it?


Original photo: flickr, Axion23

In our previous blog post we looked at 5 common myths about fleet management systems, and one of those myths was that small fleets don't need management systems. One point in particular that we discussed was that cell phones are efficient enough to manage a fleet. Today we'll look at some more detailed research and arguments that show why that might not be true (at least not anymore).

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5 common myths about fleet management systems


Original photo: flickr, Horia Varlan

In our daily communication with clients we have encountered various myths about GPS tracking and fleet management solutions. Despite the fact that fleet management systems are on the rise and have already proven their operational benefits, there are still many misconceptions that distort the market. In this post we'll go through 5 of the most popular mistruths and tackle them.

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4 numbers that will change the way you think about the fleet management market

There is power in data, and data shows that the fleet management market is the right place to start, expand or develop your business.

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3 reasons to launch your business in the field of GPS tracking


Foto: flickr, James Brooks

In previous blog posts we have talked about what white label business means and how to start your own GPS tracking business using a white label solution. In this post we’ll look at the 3 main reasons that could and should encourage you to be a part of the GPS tracking industry.

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A practical guide to starting your GPS software company

In a classical sense, the idea of starting a business seems daunting. But the benefits - endless! Here's a setup where you start your business and sell prefabricated software. For minimal effort and for virtually no risk, you can quickly start selling, and thus, profiting, from your business!

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How to start your white label GPS tracking company

What is a white label business & why do I want it?

A white label solution is when a company offers you a ready product, and you're allowed to sell it under your own name, with your own branding.

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Mapon offers one of the best GPS tracking solutions in Europe. We have helped more than 2000 businesses reduce their fleet management costs, control fuel consumption and increase work efficiency.

Use the opportunity to build your own GPS tracking business on our platform and be a part of a rapidly growing industry.