Forward Thinking Systems Releases First Cradlepoint-Compatible ELD Software
JERICHO, N.Y., May 8, 2019 -- Forward Thinking Systems (FTS) has released the first ELD-compliant, FMCSA-registered software program that is compatible with and optimized for the Cradlepoint NetCloud service and select wireless edge router devices.
Cradlepoint is a market leader in advanced cellular router solutions for the transportation and public sector markets. The new FTS ELD software is compatible with Cradlepoint’s IBR1700, IBR900, and IBR1100 series of mobile routers using an add-on dongle that plugs into the vehicle’s Electronic Control Unit (ECU) to read the J1939 and OBD2 parameters. The ELD data is stored and transmitted over Wi-Fi to ensure that all logs are up-to-date and ready for review. The information is also displayed in real time on the driver’s smart phone or tablet.
Users can see the ELD logs and the ECU readings using Forward Thinking's browser-based command center IntelliHub® and the mobile workforce management app Field Warrior®, which is compatible with devices using Android version 4.2 or newer.
"The Cradlepoint NetCloud service and mobile routers are capable of utilizing dual modems that support any combination of cellular providers, and is even FirstNet-ready to meet the needs of first responder agencies," said Forward Thinking System CEO David Isler. "This is an enterprise-class solution that requires minimal investment in additional hardware to be ELD-compliant."
"We designed our NetCloud service to be open and easily integrated with leading industry solutions that span branch, mobile and IoT use cases," said Eric Purcell, a Senior Vice President at Cradlepoint. "We are excited to have Forward Thinking Systems leverage this capability to develop an integrated solution that helps our customers stay compliant with the looming ELD mandate without having to make expensive upgrades to their current equipment."
Cradlepoint customers with compatible IBR-series mobile routers can take advantage of Forward Thinking's new solution to comply with the ELD mandate before the December 16, 2019 deadline. The solution meets FMCSA's required parameters, collecting information on the vehicle's VIN, odometer reading, engine hours, speed and a list of other critical data points.
Forward Thinking Systems is an international provider of innovative fleet tracking and management solutions that improve safety and productivity. FTS products include Route Matrix®, which streamlines dispatch services and creates the most efficient routes; Road Angel®, which provides 24/7 roadside assistance to fleet vehicles; and FleetCam® AI, one of the most advanced collision prevention systems on the market that helps drivers avoid crashes and distractions while providing a real-time streaming view of everything in and around the vehicle.
About Forward Thinking Systems: Forward Thinking Systems is an innovative leader in fleet management and tracking solutions that help make daily fleet operations safer and more efficient. Founded in 2005, Forward Thinking Systems is headquartered in Jericho, New York, with satellite offices in Ohio, Florida and Central Europe. Forward Thinking customers can track vehicle activity, driver performance, fuel, maintenance and more using these solutions while reducing their overall cost-per-mile and complying with FMCSA regulations.
About Cradlepoint: Cradlepoint is the global leader in cloud-delivered wireless edge solutions for branch, mobile and IoT networks. Cradlepoint's Elastic Edge™ vision — powered by NetCloud services — provides a blueprint for agile, pervasive and software-driven wireless WANs that leverage 4G and 5G services to connect people, places and things everywhere with reliability, security and control. More than 27,000 enterprise and government organizations around the world, including 75 percent of the world's top retailers, 50 percent of the Fortune 100 and first responders in 10 of the largest U.S. cities, rely on Cradlepoint to keep critical branches, points of commerce, field forces, vehicles and IoT devices always connected and protected. Major service providers use Cradlepoint wireless solutions as the foundation for innovative managed network services. Founded in 2006, Cradlepoint is a privately held company headquartered in Boise, Idaho, with a development center in Silicon Valley and international offices across EMEA and Australia.