Rand McNally HD 100 Turns Mobile Devices into Engine-Tethered EOBR
October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
LAS VEGAS - Rand McNally's new HD 100 device provides electronic hours of service recording, text- and dispatch-integrated messaging plus driver performance monitoring capabilities, through mobile devices.
Designed to work with a variety of mobile devices, the HD 100's HOS recorder qualifies as a compliant electronic driver log. That's because the compact device plugs into a truck's on-board diagnostics port and records the truck's GPS position along with critical vehicle-specific information such as engine diagnostics and driving behavior. The device - roughly 3 1/2 inches by 5 inches - can be installed in less than 10 minutes. It then sends the information via WiFi to the mobile device.
Drivers interact with the HD 100's HOS and messaging functions through an application that they download and run on their mobile device or Rand McNally's IntelliRoute TND 720.
The HD 100 will be commercially available in April of 2013 for use with Android tablets and the Rand McNally IntelliRoute TND 720 truck GPS device. Later in the year, the HD 100 will integrate with other platforms including Android smart phones and iOS tablets and smart phones.
The TND 760 and the HD 100 allows data integration with more than 20 third-party dispatch and fuel tax applications via Rand McNally Connect software.