CAPE TOWN, South Africa and HANNOVER, Germany, September 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
MiX Telematics upgrades MiX Vision, giving fleet managers additional clarity on incidents
MiX Telematics, a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, has today announced upgrades to its in-cab video recording solution, MiX Vision.
"MiX Vision has been enhanced to incorporate audio, infrared and 3G. Also, videos of incidents can now be viewed alongside a timeline within MiX Fleet Manager, adding a richer context to incident scenarios for fleet owners," says Charles Tasker, Chief Operating Officer of MiX Telematics.
Instead of waiting until incidents negatively impact the business, the enhanced MiX Vision enables fleet operators to be proactive in limiting the damage caused by incidents. This may include driver training, for instance.
MiX Vision consists of a road- and driver-facing tamper-resistant camera unit, attached to the inside of the vehicle's windscreen. The camera, which integrates with MiX Telematics's fleet management solution, now triggers the automatic upload of a high-resolution video clip. Footage of the incident includes views of the road and the driver before and after an incident occurs. In addition, fleet managers have access to all footage at the end of each completed trip. Footage is recorded on a 72-hour rolling buffer and can be used for driver training purposes.
"More information and higher quality footage allows fleet managers to make more informed decisions around incidents that involve their vehicles. The solution places operators 'at the scene', enabling them to improve safety and lessen their business risk. It also serves to protect the driver in cases where he or she had no other choice but to react in a certain way," adds Tasker.
Operators can view footage and take almost immediate steps in handling a situation - whether it is related to poor driver behaviour or an impending insurance claim, for example.
"Our aim when enhancing our solutions portfolio is always to simplify. We know the value in providing operators with tools that work seamlessly together, especially in today's highly demanding operating climate. Less risk reduces costs and improves safety - that's the bottom line," concludes Tasker.
About MiX Telematics
MiX Telematics is a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions delivered as SaaS to customers in over 120 countries. The company's products and services provide enterprise fleets, small fleets and consumers with solutions for safety, efficiency and security. MiX Telematics was founded in 1996 and has offices in South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States, Uganda, Brazil, Australia and the United Arab Emirates as well as a network of more than 130 fleet partners worldwide. MiX Telematics shares are publicly traded on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE: MIX) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MIXT). For more information, visit http://www.mixtelematics.com.
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