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New E-Log and Fleet Management Device from Rand McNally

| October 4, 2016

New E-Log and Fleet Management Device from Rand McNally

Rand McNally has introduced a new electronic logging and fleet management device with cellular connectivity – six months after launching its Bluetooth plug-and-play ELD 50 for professional drivers.

The new device, the DC 200, is designed to meet the budgets and compliance requirements of small- and medium-sized fleets looking to leverage existing Android devices. Available later this year, the DC 200 is part of Rand McNally’s DriverConnect ecosystem.

“The DC 200 was designed for small- and medium-sized fleets – as well as larger fleets – looking for a cost-effective ELD plus fleet management tools that are increasingly critical to the industry,” explained Stephen Fletcher, CEO of Rand McNally. “The multi-mode cell modem in the device enables fleet managers to track their trucks in near real-time as well as message drivers.”

The device features a single Y cable, which plugs into a truck’s J-Bus port. Once paired with an Android device, the DC 200 enables drivers to view logs, driver vehicle inspection reports (DVIR), and more through the Rand McNally DriverConnect app.

Additionally, fleets and drivers can access information via the Rand McNally DriverConnect web portal

Here’s how it works: The DC 200 is a low-profile, 5-inch long device that sits on the dash and plugs into a truck’s diagnostic port. The device works with both 6- and 9-pin, type 1 and type 2 ports. Through a Bluetooth and proprietary Wi-Fi connection, the device sends driving data to the complimentary Rand McNally DriverConnect app, where drivers may view current Hours of Service (HOS) logs as well as DVIR documents.

The DC 200 also sends data back and forth to/from the DriverConnect portal via a proprietary dedicated cell modem. The device is self-reliant and does not use data from the hosting Android device.

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