Mobile Awareness upgrades TireStat TPMS platform
CLEVELAND (Nov. 18, 2013) — Transportation safety products provider Mobile Awareness L.L.C. has upgraded its TireStat commercial vehicle tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) with MobileTRAQ Vue, a commercial-grade tracking platform capable of connecting with both wired and wireless sensors.
Mobile Awareness said the MobileTRAQ Vue system is a "rugged, flexible asset-based monitoring system for both connected and stand-alone truck and trailer monitoring."
It includes a programmable color touch-screen display designed to allow drivers to see and hear warnings, and is capable of connecting with Mobile Awareness wired and wireless sensors—the first of which being the company's own TireStat TPMS sensors. The company said MobileTRAQ is "field-upgradeable."
Mobile Awareness said its TireStat TPMS is a flow-through tire sensor that can be mounted inside the tire or externally on the valve stem. The sensors transmit data every 60 seconds to the MobileTRAQ monitor, with pressure and temperature events triggering the system to alarm in real-time, the company said.
TireStat features a battery life of up to 10 years and an operating temperature range of -40 degrees to 257 degrees Fahrenheit.
Designed and manufactured in Northeast Ohio, MobileTRAQ Vue integrated with TireStat TPMS provides users with early warning indications and the ability to adjust tire alarm levels. Other features include various integrated telematics-communication interfaces for monitoring inside the vehicle and remotely, all provided with a three-year warranty, the company said.
In addition, Mobile Awareness will provide updates and feature upgrades including voice enunciation, driver logs and inspection forms.
"Most fleet owners are realizing the value and the immediate return on investment that TPMS can provide," said Gary Rothstein, president of Mobile Awareness. "With more than three years of engineering and multiple patents filed, we set out to eliminate the limitations of existing monitoring systems. As a result, we are extremely excited to announce the first solution that protects a fleet's technology investment with both software-upgradability and expandable hardware features."
Two of the initial hardware upgrades, available in the first quarter of 2014, will be the integration of a wireless tread depth gauge and the company's SenseStat Obstacle Detection Sensor System, it said.
For more information, visit Mobile Awareness' website.
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