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More efficiency in the fleet

The latest-generation of the digital tachograph VDO DTCO 1381 paves the way for fleet operators to new functions and thereby helps enhance fleet efficiency. For this reason the latest model is now available at a special price.

Villingen-Schwenningen/Germany, 20. April 2010. VDO is launching a special promotion and vigorously pushing the use of the digital tachograph (DTCO) with the campaign "Go for the Champion". With that the market leader paves the way for vehicle owners and fleet managers to simple data handling in keeping with everyday requirements, and to a broad range of services and possible economies connected with the tachograph and what it records. The precondition is that they change to the latest model of the VDO DTCO 1381. For this reason this latest equipment generation is now available on especially favorable terms. Whether VDO tachograph or another brand: anyone changing to the new DTCO on the occasion of the biannual tachograph inspection at one of the 9,500 European VDO partner workshops between the 1st of April and the 31st of December this year will get the latest technology for an attractive replacement price.

Those who go with the campaign and switch to the latest-generation DTCO not only bring their vehicle equipment up to date, but simultaneously enable themselves to make use of new equipment functions and services that make more efficient fleet management possible. For example, with a download time which is as much as two-thirds faster the latest DTCO 1381 offers substantial time savings, plus the long wished-for possibility of remote download. A download device for easy data handling is included in the package for a reduced price. All information is read out and automatically transmitted to a company's host computer without anyone having to go from vehicle to vehicle with data cards or keys. This procedure minimizes administrative expense and the fleet manager can easily perform his statutory archiving duty. For this purpose, VDO offers two download devices tailored to every application. For vehicles that regularly return to headquarters there is a short-range device that transmits data via WLAN or short-range radio link. If, on the other hand, the vehicles are used in international long-distance haulage, the wide-range technology guarantees uncomplicated, secure data transfer via mobile communications network.

There is hardly a better way to keep in step with the future. The vehicle owners and fleet managers get not only the newest functions and so boost the efficiency of the fleet. Specifically, they also save on installation time and cost. These additional obstacles automatically are cleared out of the way since the vehicle has to go to the shop for periodic inspection anyway.

Besides the VDO DTCO 1381 digital tachograph, VDO offers a vast number of tachograph-related products and services. They range from customized data download tools and data management software for the operators of fleets of various sizes through special learning programs for all user groups to a comprehensive internet portal in many European languages. Fleet operators have available to them throughout Europe a tightly knit network of around 9,500 experienced and specially trained partner workshops to service and calibrate the equipment and perform the biannual inspection.

 

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