Oracle and Prolificx have announced plans to develop an improved telematics and machine-to-machine system to aid carriers, distributors and logistics companies.
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At the CeBIT show in Hanover, New Zealand-based Prolificx said the pair were combining the Prolificx Vector series hardware with Oracle’s Microedge Server, Oracle Database Lite, Oracle Database 10g and Oracle Fusion Middleware.
By using proven mobile technology, such as personal digital assistants (PDAs), the new Vector 300FM platform is an automotive embedded product which has been integrated with Oracle’s telematics framework.
The partners said the new package addressed device management and commissioning challenges, delivered remote and over-the-air software updates, event based data collection, and synchronisation of device data with the Oracle telematics framework.
Kevin Johnson, Prolificx vice-president of business development, said, “By tightly coupling the hardware and Oracle’s Microedge server we have been able to deliver a very flexible solution based around rules and filters.”
He said this allowed functionality to be changed dynamically without programming, and was “exceptionally powerful” when dealing with large-scale deployments across different vehicle types.
The new system is targeted at fleet managers, system integrators and software developers.