Transics expands its solution range with a new on-board computer

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.

Axxès and Transics, official partners

Axxès, an expert and market leader in interoperable toll payment services, has signed an official partnership agreement with Transics, the European leader in fleet management solutions for the transport and logistics industry.

Following the announcement of their upcoming partnership at SITL 2013, Axxès and Transics have now formally signed a partnership contract this summer. The acknowledged experts in toll payment services and fleet management solutions, respectively, will combine their know-how to offer carriers a unique solution that bundles eco-tax collection and advanced fleet management.

FLEET MANAGEMENT IN ONLY 1 CLICK

The new partnership will offer substantial added value to carriers looking to optimise costs related to route taxes, like toll payments and the French eco-tax. The TX-CONNECT MP (Multi-Platform) web app will allow Axxès’ customers to pinpoint the position of their vehicles on a professional fleet management platform, thus benefiting from many useful features like GeoFencing and detailed activity reports. Transics’ customers, for their part, will appreciate the possibility to manage toll and eco-tax payments from their trusted TX-CONNECT back office platform, a feature made possible thanks to the interface between Axxès and Transics.

By integrating the data collected via the Viaxxès SAT boxes for tax cost management into Transics’ fleet management solutions, transport professionals will be able to:

 

  • track and manage their vehicles on the road in a professional fleet management application;
  • receive real-time alerts when a vehicle enters or leaves a predefined zone (GeoFencing);
  • consult activity reports that integrate all details on toll and eco-tax costs.

 

Both partners are committed to developing more features in the course of 2014, staying faithful to their joint objective: help customers raise efficiency, while curbing costs.

With over 30,000 customers, Axxès is a leader in European interoperable electronic toll payment services for heavy goods vehicles. Axxès offers goods carriers and tourists a smart toll solution: all they need is an on-board device and one single subscription contract to easily pay toll charges all over Europe and PL taxes in France. Axxès has developed a dedicated GeoFencing service to optimise and understand toll and road tax costs. In addition to its own products, Axxès also offers the services of its partners, who supply integrated fleet management solutions. Established in 2005, following a European directive aiming to establish pan-European toll services, Axxès is a subsidiary of some of France’s largest highway concessionaires (ASF, ESCOTA, APRR, AREA, ATMB, SFTRF and SITAF) and of the Crédit Mutuel CIC bank group.
www.axxes.fr

Established in 1991, Transics International NV develops and commercialises fleet management solutions for the transport and logistics sectors. 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.

Polish Duhabex chooses Transics’ TX-MAX on-board computers

Fleet management expert Transics gladly welcomes Duhabex, one of Poland’s fastest growing international transport firms, as a new customer. Transics will equip 120 Duhabex trucks with TX-MAX on-board computers and install its TX-CONNECT software at the Duhabex office, thus helping the carrier raise the efficiency of its fleet management.

Duhabex has been growing steadily, over the past few years, and can boast long-term contracts with the biggest shippers in Europe. To offer its customers the very best quality transport services, the carrier invests in a high-quality, advanced fleet and attaches great importance to hiring and retaining capable staff, which receive ample training. The Duhabex fleet is composed of vehicles of respected brands, such as Mercedes-Benz and Scania, and is equipped with advanced technology. Duhabex’s drivers understand the importance of safe and economic driving.

COMPARE AND DRIVE

Duhabex understands that reliable communications within the company, particularly between the dispatchers and drivers, is key to successful international transport. Until recently, freight planners in the back office were able to communicate with drivers and track the vehicles, via an on-board tool. Subcontractors, for their part, could trace the location of their shipments and check when they reached their destination. However, Duhabex wanted to extend this functionality to meet the needs of its ever-growing number of customers. The planning features and analytical tools that Transics proposed, like permanent access to all fleet data, perfectly fit the bill.

“By equipping Duhabex’s trucks with our fleet management solutions, we help them optimise operations, while reducing operating costs. Under the agreement, Transics provides Duhabex with TX-CONNECT back-office software and 120 TX-MAX on-board computers, which definitely raise fleet management efficiency,” says Mariusz Żyła, Sales Executive at Transics.

TX-MAX FOR DRIVERS

The TX-MAX on-board computer is an indispensable tool for effective fleet management. Much more than just a link between the drivers and the planners, it simplifies the everyday performance of shipping tasks – from the moment of acceptance of an order until the delivery of the shipment.

TX-CONNECT FOR DISPATCHERS

Each planner strives to use the resources of the fleet to the max. To help them in that aim, Transics developed the TX-CONNECT back-office software, which is connected to the on-board computers in the vehicles. Thanks to this connection, dispatchers have permanent access to all fleet data: the current location of vehicles and trailers, the routes travelled, the status of every individual load and the estimated time of arrival. An alarm is automatically triggered in case of anomalies, e.g. if there’s a risk that the estimated time of arrival will be exceeded or when a vehicle enters a forbidden area or remains too long in a given zone. In this way, freight planners can optimally plan every shipment and react quickly in situations where they should intervene.

With an installed base of over 4,000 on-board computers at more than 100 transport and logistics companies, Transics is significantly strengthening its foothold in Poland.

Duhabex sp. z o.o. with registered office in Trzebinia (Poland), delivers transport services throughout Europe. Incorporated in 1987, the company has received prestigious awards for its national and international achievements, such as Business Gazelle, Forbes Diamonds and Scania and Mercedes Certificates. www.duhabex.com.pl

Established in 1991, Transics International NV develops and commercialises fleet management solutions for the transport and logistics sectors. 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.