06. August 2012: The SPU (Symeo Positioning Unit) enables transit companies to better manage their fleets while increasing operational safety in the process.
Pic.: Symeo SPU (datasheet ) device mounted on the roof of buses
The SPU is a positioning device that can be permanently mounted on the roof of a vehicle. The compact device integrates the positioning system and all antennas into one weatherproof casing. The SPU is capable of capturing positioning and navigation information for buses, locomotives, railcars and other vehicles in real time using LPR or GPS. There are more than 700 buses in Hamburg and more than 400 in Düsseldorf that are currently equipped with these systems. The efficiency of the bus depot management system can be substantially increased when enhanced by the precise positioning of all fleet vehicles.
Symeo will also introduce its Symeo Telemetry Unit (STU) for vehicle management at this year's InnoTrans.
Pic.: Symeo STU (datasheet) for installation on trucks, railcars and locomotives
This sturdy device is suitable for installation on railcars and locomotives. In addition to determining vehicle positions, it enables the operator to capture vehicle data such as fuel/electricity consumption, miles driven and vehicle status data. The STU can be configured flexibly, and it can capture signals using a wide variety of methods (analog, digital or via bus systems). The data can also be exported using data interfaces (RS232, TCP/IP, RS422), which can be specifically tailored to the customer's needs.