TX-SKY – A BRAND-NEW, TABLET-STYLE ON-BOARD COMPUTER
Fleet management expert Transics announces its brand-new TX-SKY on-board computer, a newcomer on the telematics market. Built on 20 years of know-how and experience, TX-SKY complements the popular TX-MAX (GO) series and is fully integrated into Transics’ TX-CONNECT back office software. The concept of the new on-board computer revolves around a high-performance platform. The brand-new, tablet-style user interface ensures the best possible user experience, thus boosting driver efficiency. This ease-of-use, as well as the plug-and-play installation, ensure a low total cost of ownership (TCO), which carriers will undoubtedly appreciate.
User-friendliness is a key driver when designing a new on-board computer. Transics’ R&D team therefore came up with the idea to develop TX-SKY. “Drivers have come to expect the intuitive display they enjoy on their own devices, like smartphones and tablets, in their cab too, packed in a fixed professional device,” says Dirk Staelens, VP Product Management at Transics. “Thanks to the new user interface of TX-SKY, which is indeed inspired by popular touch screen tablets, they can easily navigate between the different information modules and communicate with the home office with just the touch of the finger.”
A REAL PLEASURE TO WORK WITH
Jérôme, a driver at the French carrier GAMBA ET ROTA, has been testing TX-SKY over the past few months. He praises the user-friendliness: “TX-SKY allows me to interact with the software on the screen by touching, tapping, swiping or pinching, which makes it really easy and fun to work.” “The TX-SKY interface is so intuitive that everyone could immediately start using TX-SKY, with only a minimum of training. This ease-of-use boosts user acceptance: all our drivers are enthusiastic about working with TX-SKY and applaud this positive development,” adds Alain Gamba, General Manager. “Moreover, as 15 minutes of training are enough to get started with TX-SKY and the installation is as easy as plug and play, we save costs. And as we can roll out the new devices in no time, truck downtime is minimised.”
FULLY INTEGRATED INTO THE POWERFUL TX-CONNECT BACK OFFICE SOFTWARE
TX-SKY runs on the new, state-of-the-art SKY architecture that Transics already used for the TX-GO, an on-board computer without a display launched earlier this year. The newcomer is also fully integrated with Transics’ TX-CONNECT back office software. TX-SKY offers the same functionality as its family members, TX-MAX and TX-MAX GO, and can be easily connected to the tachograph and CAN Bus to extend its functionality with tacho data and fuel consumption management. The powerful processor and extensive memory make it a high-performance device, on which to base plenty of future new developments and applications.
FURTHER IMPROVE DAILY TRANSPORT BUSINESS
“For over a year, our R&D team has been putting their back into making TX-SKY a revolutionary newcomer. We are delighted with the first positive customer feedback. More than complementing our existing portfolio of on-board computers, TX-SKY lifts it to a whole new level, as it perfectly meets today’s needs for user experience design. We are confident that the intuitive operation will help raise the efficiency and lower the total cost of ownership. In this way, TX-SKY is another proof of our unremitting efforts to build innovative products and services that improve the daily transport business,” Walter Mastelinck, CEO Transics, concluded.
Established in 1991, Transics International NV develops and commercialises fleet management solutions for the transport and logistics sector. Thanks to many years of experience, thorough R&D efforts and an intensive focus on the customer experience, Transics has become the leading European player in its market. Headquartered in Ypres (Belgium), Transics is active throughout Europe.