The FLEETWATCH SYSTEMController (with System Monitor & Data Tools Software)
The FLEETWATCH SYSTEMController is a powerful combination of hardware and software providing reliable and accurate, real-time control and data acquisition for vehicles, employees, fuel/fluids and tank monitor systems. The SYSTEMController can then use this data to generate dozens of useful reports and/or automatically pass it along to a VMS system in real-time or at specified times of the day.
FLEETWATCH supports both Virtual Environments and hardware servers. The scalability of SYSTEMController hardware makes it capable of accepting nearly limitless data inputs and controlling large numbers of flows and devices. The versatility of the SYSTEMController allows any combination of control/data capture modes.
Example of versatility:
The power and flexibility of the FLEETWATCH SYSTEMController is virtually limitless.
System Monitor Software
The key to the SYSTEMControllers power and adaptability is the special System Monitor software package installed on the controller.
System Monitor software supports any size transit customer, large or small.
Data Tools Software
The FLEETWATCH. Data Tools is a user-friendly, web-based database front-end designed to interface with the SQL database created by System Monitor.
Key features of Data Tools
Data Tools divides the overwhelming task of managing and monitoring personnel and equipment into a few convenient categories.
FLEETWATCH Software Tools
The FLEETWATCH® Fluid Management System uses two power software packages to control, collect and report on data critical to running a transit agency.
System Controller Software Information
Data Tools Software Information
SYSTEMController Product Features
The key to the SYSTEMControllers power and adaptability is the special System Monitor software package installed on each controller. This software provides real-time monitoring of activity on the fuel island. It also provides a real-time visual interface to tank monitor systems and automatic report generation. The System Monitor Software can be configured in different modes depending on the needs of the user.
Single Facility Mode
In single facility mode the System Monitor is configured to run out of one database located on the SYSTEMController.
In Multi-facility mode the System Monitor at each facility runs out of a local database located on the SYSTEMController hardware at that facility, but also shares all servicing data with SYSTEMControllers at other locations via a network or other connection. This allows city-wide/agency-wide monitoring of all service data.
In a typical situation the System Monitor program maintains constant communication with all of the RIH Units located at a facility via network or direct serial connection.
Generally an employee number is entered at the beginning of the service transaction. When the program detects input from an RIH Unit it begins a transaction record. The System Monitor verifies the employee ID entered is a valid number and also checks the employee database to see if the employee is authorized to fuel at the current time and day of the week.
The system will then prompt the service attendant to use the RF Reader to capture the vehicle number and life-to-date mileage from the vehicle being serviced. Once the vehicle data has been captured, the System Monitor validates the vehicle number, checks to see if the employee entered above is authorized to fuel that vehicle and makes sure the vehicle has not already exceeded its daily fuel allotment.
If all of the validation checks are passed the software unlocks only those fluids assigned to that particular vehicle in the vehicle database. During servicing the program monitors the amount of each fluid dispensed into the vehicle and will automatically shut off the fluid if it exceeds the cutoff amount specified in the vehicle database for that vehicle.
Once the vehicle has been serviced and moves out of servicing position the vehicle detector attached to the system senses the vehicle departure. It prompts the system to record that service transaction, to lock all flows and return to the initial employee ID prompt in preparation for the next transaction.
Important SYSTEMController Software Features
• Real-time monitoring of over 32 Remote Island Head Units
• Real-time visual interface to tank monitor system
• Real-time vehicle number and employee ID authorization
• Automatic report generation
• Automatic data transfer to network location, host computer system or VMS software system
• Automatic Maintenance & Repair of Database
• Provides Security to Limit Access to Data
• Automatic Backup of Database & Logs
• Automatic Logging of All Events in Real-time
• Software/Hardware Watchdogs to Help Ensure Uninterrupted Service
Data Tools Software Product Features
The FLEETWATCH® Data Tools is a user-friendly database front-end designed to interface with the database created by the FLEETWATCH. System Monitor program. Data Tools allows users to view and edit data related to the FLEETWATCH. SYSTEMContoller without accessing confusing and cumbersome tables or configuration files. The software divides the overwhelming task of managing and monitoring personnel and equipment into a few convenient categories:
Data Tools includes a wide variety of reports to help analyze data and identify problems. An example of some of the standard reports are as follows:
Edit and add vehicle information via the user-friendly Data Tools interface. Vehicle Templates allow users to quickly enter several vehicles of the same type without repeating data that is common to all vehicles being added. Vehicle actions allow the user to schedule simple reminders, such as maintenance items or inspections based on time, mileage or both. Batch tools allow users to move entire groups of vehicles from one division to another, or authorize a particular fluid on a group of vehicles without editing each vehicle individually.
Employee information can be added and edited using the simple Data Tools interface. Enter employee names to be displayed on reports to make identifying employees much easier. Control which vehicles, which days of the week, and the time of day an employee is allowed to service.
Configure a multitude of facility options using the point and click Data Tools Facility configuration section. Change division information, add/delete lanes or equipment, add fluids, reconfigure equipment properties, and much more.
Connection to an Automated Tank Monitoring System allows reconciliation of Tank Level Monitor data with FLEETWATCH fluid data for any given time period. Identify leaks, or tank monitor/pulser calibration errors.
Data Tools Software Important Software Features
Reports - Service Exceptions, Service Data, Vehicles, Employees, Fuel/Fluid Totals, Tank Level Data and more
Multi-facility capability - manage and run reports on multiple facilities from one convenient central location
Edit employees & vehicles via an intuitive, user-friendly interface
Configure many facility/system options without traveling to the actual physical service location
Tank Reconciliation - when connected to an automated tank monitoring system, electronically capture tank level data from the Tank Level Monitoring system, and reconcile it with servicing data captured by the FLEETWATCH® System
Data Tools Software Additional Benefits
Password protect or remove certain options for individual users based on the tasks they need to perform on a daily basis.
Data Tools may be installed on any PC that meets the minimum hardware requirements and has user permissions to access the FLEETWATCH® Database. This allows users to run reports and add or edit data without having physical access to the SYSTEMController. This also allows the SYSTEMController to be placed in a secure area without interfering with day-to-day data operations.
FLEETWATCH® Fuel Lane Equipment Options
FLEETWATCH produces a variety of fuel lane equipment to improve vehicle fueling and servicing while automatically capturing critical data for reporting and reconciling.
Remote Island Head Unit
FR55, HA55, & MR55
Vehicle Data Receivers
FLEETWATCH RIH3000R Remote Island Head Unit
FLEETWATCH. Model 3000R Remote Island Head (RIH) units can be interfaced with a
SYSTEMController to provide controlled access and monitoring of multiple fluid hoses
at a service location. The Model 3000 Remote Island Head Unit offers three distinct
Operational Mode 1 - Bus Transit Service Lane
In a typical transit bus garage one Model 3000R RIH unit is located in each service lane. This unit monitors and controls one or more fuel dispensers (diesel, unleaded, CNG, LNG, etc.) and reels for engine oil, coolant, and automatic transmission fluid. When a bus drives into the service lane the bus number, employee number, and mileage are recorded electronically (see options below) or entered through the keypad. A special message (such as "INSPECTION DUE") may be displayed. The display will then indicate that fueling should begin and the expected amount of fuel will be displayed. At that point, solenoid valves in all authorized fluid lines at that service lane are unlocked and all fluids are recorded simultaneously and charged to the bus in that service position.
Operational Mode 2 - Service Island
In the Service Island Mode where several vehicles may pull up for service at the same time (on either side of the island), the Model 3000R RIH units initial prompt will always be "SELECT HOSE." Only one hose can be selected and only that hose will be unlocked. It is possible to unlock more than one hose at the same time for a vehicle (fuel and oil, for example), but the data entry process must be repeated for each additional hose. Following input of all required data, either through a card reader, Trip Recorder, scanner, direct connection, or manually through the keypad, the RIH unit will display the expected fuel for approximately 10 seconds and then cycle back to "SELECT HOSE." At this point someone else can select a different hose (several vehicles can be serviced simultaneously).
Operational Mode 3 - Data Collector
(This operational mode does not require a SYSTEMController)
Like Operational Mode 1, typically one Model 3000R RIH is located in each service lane. The bus number, employee number and mileage are recorded electronically (see options below) or entered through the keypad. The display will then request that each amount of fuel, engine oil, coolant and ATF be entered through the keypad. Upon pressing the "Reset" key the unit is ready for the next service transaction.
DATA CAPTURE OPTIONS
Vehicle ID, Mileage, Engine Hours, Idle Hours, Observable Data, Min/Max Data & Diagnostic Codes
Vehicle ID, Mileage, Engine Hours & Idle Hours
Vehicle ID & Mileage
Employee ID input
FLEETWATCH Receiver Options
FLEETWATCH Receivers allow the user to unlock the full potential of our line of radio frequency vehicle identification and mileage tracking devices. When used in conjunction with FLEETWATCH mileage devices, the receivers allow for fully electronic transfer of vehicle ID and mileage. The data from the receiver may also be transferred directly into a FLEETWATCH Fuel/Fluid Management System where it can be combined with fuel/fluids & employee data resulting in a totally electronic time stamped transaction record. FLEETWATCH Receivers free your servicing staff from time-consuming and error-prone manual data entry and allows them to concentrate on what they do best.
The Series 55 line of Electronic Vehicle Data Recorders automatically record mileage (and other information) as the vehicle travels.
When a Series 55 data recorder receives a beacon signal from a receiving unit, it transmits the preprogrammed vehicle number, the life-to-date mileage of the vehicle, and coded data, including information on the status of the battery powering the unit, to the receiver.
Several receivers are available for the FLEETWATCH line of Electronic Vehicle Data Recorders. These may be used alone or two or more receiver options may be used in conjunction to create the most reliable data collection option depending upon the installation environment.
FR55 Fixed Receiver
HA55 Hand Activated Receiver
MR55 Mobile Receiver
FR55 Fixed Receiver
The Model FR55 Fixed Receiver is a receiver unit designed to capture information from a Series 55 Data Recorder within a fixed area. With the FR55, the data is transmitted totally hands free from the vehicle to the receiver unit. A service attendant only needs to scan a card, or enter an employee ID to initiate a service transaction which will prompt any on-board FLEETWATCH devices to transmit data to the FR55 receiver.
HA55 Hand Activated Receiver
The Model HA55 Hand-held Receiver is a semi-portable, hand-held receiver unit designed to capture information from a Series 55 Data Recorder within a limited area. With the HA55, the service attendant holds the unit near (typically within 24") the FLEETWATCH Electronic Trip Recorder Transceiver Unit and presses the read button.
MR55 Mobile Receiver
The FLEETWATCH MR55 Mobile Receiver allows users to read and store Vehicle ID, Mileage, Engine Hours, Idle Hours from a series 55 vehicle data recorder anywhere.
With the MR55, users can check the vehicle mileage, or other properties, where fixed receivers are not available such as at a temporary fueling lane or on the road.
Data stored in the MR55 may be transferred into the FLEETWATCH system at a later time so users don't miss a single transaction.
Integration with Fluid Management System
The FLEETWATCH® FMS with RF Receivers can eliminate time-consuming, error-prone manual data entry. FLEETWATCH® Receivers allow vehicle identification and mileage data to be transferred electronically directly into a FLEETWATCH® Fuel/Fluid Management System where it is combined with fuel/fluids, employee and time data. The result is a totally electronic time stamped transaction record. This information fed into the FLEETWATCH® SYSTEMController creates a state-of-the-art management tool which can achieve annual cost reductions in commodity, vehicle component, and service expenses as well as payroll. Intangible benefits include reduced employee turnover and better public image.
SRF55 Vehicle Detector
The FLEETWATCH® Model SRF55 Vehicle Detector is an ultrasonic range finding vehicle detector designed to work where optical detectors do not.
The FLEETWATCH® Model SRF55 Vehicle Detector connects to the FLEETWATCH® Fluid Managment System to detect vehicle presence and trigger a reset when the vehicle pulls out of the service area. Once the vehicle leaves the SRF55 sends a reset signal to the system and the transaction is closed out to prepare the system for the next transaction.
SETUP AND PROGRAMMING
Once the SRF55 is installed the unit will automatically “set the floor” so the device will know how far away the floor is located. Once an object passes into the field of view of the SRF55 and is within a certain distance from the device it will sense the presence of the object. Once the object leaves the field of view of the SRF55 it will momentarily close the normally open switch contacts. This switch is typically wired to the system reset to close out the current transaction and prepare the system for the next vehicle.
RIH3000RS Remote Station
FLEETWATCH RIH3000RS Remote Station is an economical solution to extend the control of an RIH3000R to remote areas which are controlled by a Remote Island Head Unit but may not have convenient access to it.
The RIH3000RS is a remote keypad and display (with optional card reader support) connected to an RIH3000R Remote Island Head Unit to control the unit at a distance. This allows you to maximize the capability of each RIH3000R unit with minimal infrastructure impact.
FLEETWATCH RIH3000RS Mounted to column in Maintenance Bay
FLEETWATCH RIH3000RS with optional proximity card reader
Other Related Lane Equipment
FLEETWATCH interfaces with all industry standard solenoid valves and pulse meters to control and monitor fuels and fluids in service lanes, maintenance bays, non-revenue fueling locations, and more.
These systems can range in complexity from simple monitoring of all of the fluid that flows from a pump room into a Maintenance Bay area to complete control and recording of individual hose reels (Engine Oil, Coolant, ATF, DEF, etc.) in the Maintenance Bay area.
FLEETWATCH System Controller Information
FLEETWATCH Software Information
FLEETWATCH Fuel Lane Equipment