18 wheels a rollin’ – charge me up first!

Charge Me! West bound and down, 18 wheels a rollin’…you know the rest
The first electric big rig to use public roads is ready to see work duty in Germany.  Terberg tractor used by BMW and Scherm for daily deliveries.

Fun Facts:

3-4 hours to fully charge batteries
Use Case – Short Haul – Auto Parts (Springs, Steering Systems, and Shock Absorbers)
Range – roughly 60 miles on single charge
Weight 80,000 lbs
Charged from renewable sources

Transportation and Logistics will continue to see rapid evolution with improved productivity and efficiencies.  bTrans is doing our part to be apart of this growth.

Call one of our Solutions Champions today to discuss bTrans bAccurate Solutions.

By |July 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Smart Phone Or Tablet Into Rugged Device

No more worries about Fragile USB connectors
Are you worried about wearing out your Micro USB connector on your Smart Phone or Tablet?  Now, you can have “POGO” style charging connectors that are used by the expensive rugged industrial mobile devices on your low cost consumer phone or tablet.  Your fleet vehicles can be outfitted with multiple industrial mounting options and various charging bases.  The system we sell is used for many of our larger fleets at a fraction of the cost of the expensive rugged purpose built devices on the market.  Think about how many times the phone or tablet leaves the delivery vehicle per day, this solution mitigates the wear and tear on consumer connectors.  Automated routing and navigation requires power and now you have a solution for constant power in a professional industrial solution.

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By |July 9th, 2015|Rugged|0 Comments

Rugged vs. Consumer Smart Phones?

New prospective clients often ask us, “Should I get a rugged phone or consumer phone?” The choice is yours and bTrans supports both products with our Industry Leading Software. However, we would like to highlight some of the advantages of Enterprise Rugged Devices. Without boring you with “Total Cost of Ownership” details here are some of the advantages we see.

1) Life cycles – We all know consumer cell phones tend to change very rapidly. This is not always a good thing when it comes to an Enterprise rollout. I.T. and Solutions Providers like smooth well planned changes as systems solutions can be very complex. The Operating System, the custom software, the company business processes, and opex vs capex considerations. Many rugged devices provide well defined life cycles of the product and you can rest assured the product is supported at least 2 years after the purchase. Many have longer terms with devices in production, service, and parts readily available through the life cycle. You do not get this when you run down to your local wireless carrier.

2) Enterprise Extensions – Security is a challenge for all companies today! Corporate Liable vs. Employee Owned devices are dealt with accordingly. What is an employee allowed to install and where can they go during company hours of business. What is locked down and are jail broken or “rooted” devices allowed in the Enterprise. Many rugged manufacturers are now including firmware extensions built into the devices allowing Enterprises to define the business policies.

By |July 1st, 2014|Rugged|0 Comments

Location Based Services Smartphones

Context Aware, Location Aware, or Location Based Services, regardless of the terms you use there is no doubt location services are going to change the way business is conducted. There will be competitive advantages gained in understanding the technology and applying the tools to your own company. In the past, field visibility has always been a challenge at an affordable price, however today’s smartphones are changing the game. The technologies inside today’s phones and complementing software services are making smart devices common tools of the trade. The hardware components inside these phones is vastly improved with huge gains in accuracy and reliability. Gone are the days of having a dedicated PND (Portable Navigation Device) or Fleet Tracker when everyone carries a cell phone. How does this stuff work?

At a high level, smartphones will use Wireless Carrier Towers, WiFi, and dedicated GPS chips. It is often listed as Cell ID, WiFi, and GPS. We all use these technologies on a daily basis. I remember when I was younger we navigated boats by Loran-C and then later civilian satellite navigation with GPS. I remember the days prior to loran-c when we went Grouper fishing 50 miles offshore you would leave the inlet and take a compass heading and run for “x” number of hours to our favorite fishing spot. Often, these fishing spots were no bigger than 20-50 feet wide so most of the time you had to troll around looking for the spot with your depth finder. You could get in the vicinity but due to variables like wind, current, faulty compass readings, or pilot errors you were never guaranteed fish. That all changed […]

By |June 29th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments