In-vehicle computer powers WiFi, GPS

15 Oct 2008

Motorola's VC6096 is an in-vehicle, fixed-mount mobile computer that provides GPS-based asset tracking and vehicle monitoring, as well as navigation and other location-based services.

The VC6096 provides asset visibility needed to support real-time location-based applications from directions for drivers to fleet location for dispatchers, according to Motorola.

The device can also provide simultaneous voice and data connections via 3.5G wide-area network connectivity on a GSM network as well as a WiFi connection.

The VC6096 is also designed to improve the safety and lifecycle of vehicle fleets with integrated SAE J1708 and SAE J1939 telematics support, which enables automatic monitoring and collection of engine operation data.

The mobile computer can also provide information on the driving patterns of mobile workers to identify safety issues, eliminate unnecessary wear and tear on vehicles, and minimize fuel consumption, Motorola said.

Motorola added the VC6096 is built on an open platform, allowing users to select and control applications and peripherals used with the device.

The VC6096 is built around a SiRFstarIII GSC3ef/LP GPS chipset and an XScale PXA270 624 MHz processor. It contains 128 MB of onboard read-only memory and 256 MB of onboard flash memory.

The device uses Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional Edition operating system, and features a 6.5 inch color touchscreen display (640 x 480 pixels).

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