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FM Communicator


The FM Communicator is a comprehensive fleet management solution, built to the highest specifications and using the latest and most advanced GPS and digital technologies. It allows you to manage your fleet in real time, regardless of your vehicles location.

The FM Communicator offers extensive driver and vehicle management functionality. Independent of where your vehicle is, communication and notifications are transmitted in real-time, which provides an opportunity for the Fleet Management operator to correct driver behaviour on the go - resulting in immediate safety and fuel consumption improvements.

From higher levels of productivity to lower CO2 emissions, the FM Communicator will ensure your fleet and drivers are maximising their potential while minimising your costs. With its vast array of features the FM Communicator is designed to meet the rigorous demands of today’s global marketplace.







The following data is recorded: date and time, distance traveled, journey duration, vehicle speed, engine speed (RPM), journey departure and arrival time, driver name, driver ID and vehicle ID.


The following standard violations are recorded: over speeding, over revving, green band driving, harsh braking, harsh acceleration, and excessive idling.



Access Control

Through defining access control lists and installing and configuring the FM Communicator's starter interrupt feature, it is possible to restrict access to vehicles.The driver keys are programmed with a unique identifier that is used by the on-board computer to determine if a driver has permission to start a vehicle or not. This ensures that drivers only operate and drive vehicles and equipment that they have permission to use, thus ensuring driver safety and maximum control over assets.

Driver Identification

Using the driver code-plug it is possible to know which drivers committed driving violations such as speeding, over-revving, excessive idling, etc. as every trip or part there-of will have a driver associated with it. This information can be used to perform tailored driver training programmes to improve driver and passenger safety.


Be notified via email and text/SMS message, when selected standard or user-defined events occur. Define customised events such as driver door opening, no-go zone entered, hazard lights activated, overtime driving and refrigerator temperature exceeded. 

GPS Data Recording

Essential information is recorded with every GPS tracking point, e.g. vehicle and driver ID, date and time, latitude and longitude, altitude, heading, velocity, number of satellites, etc.


Second-by-Second (Tacho) Data

The status of inputs such as speed and RPM is recorded every second. This provides valuable in-depth information for accident analysis.

Manage Locations

Add, delete or edit user-defined locations such as customer, supplier, no-go zone, etc. The entry and exit from locations are recorded along with the date and time of the occurrence and the duration spent at each location for precision fleet tracking.


Active and Passive Tracking

Track your vehicle movements in real-time using automated vehicle location (AVL) updates from the vehicle or by requesting the latest position using the MiX software. Replay routes taken on street level or satellite maps.


Using the on-board CAN chip and a manufacturer approved FMS gateway, we can record and react on a range of data off the vehicle's CANbus including fuel, PTO, engine temperature, oil pressure, coolant level, etc.

Downloading to / uploading from vehicle

The on-board modem allows for GSM data calls to the vehicle which facilitate uploading of new unit configurations or downloading of bulk data where GPRS is not cost effective. GPRS can also be used to automate downloads from the vehicle at the end of each trip or to track vehicle movements.



Set reminders for your vehicle’s next service or vehicle/driver licence expiry.