GoFleet expands telematics with third party integration
19 June 2014
GoFleet now integrates with a large variety of different third party devices. Some of the most popular applications include the following: • Garmin device integration to deliver notifications to your drivers. • Iridium Satellite to maintain connectivity when traveling out of cell coverage. • Hours of Service to log how long a driver has been on the road. The IOX platform was developed as a modular solution to the integration problem. The platform allows for flexible product support while keeping individual costs down. The Third Party Protocol was designed to easily allow the integration of external devices. By utilizing the IOX platform & Third Party Protocol, starting the integration process is simple. Step 1: Requesting an External Device ID Obtaining an External Device ID unique for each product, which will save a record for each particular device to indicate it was found. Step 2: Requesting Status Data IDs It is always beneficial to know what data is sent and its format. A different offset and conversion factor can be applied for each type of data. Step 3: Implementing Third Party Protocol It is important all devices involved speak the same language. The Third Party Protocol attempts to link with the device connected and expects messages to be structured in a certain way. A check-sum is included to help ensure the integrity of the data during the process of transmission. Step 4: Using the data Once GoFleet has the data, what can be done with it? The Software Development Kit (SDK) with this powerful tool will create new applications, custom reports, or integrate the data into a client’s own system.