Astrata wins major contract for vehicle monitoring in Senegal

Astrata wins major contract for vehicle monitoring in Senegal

The contract, the first for Astrata in the West African country, is to provide Remotely Deployed Units (RDUs) and fixed tracking units as part of Cotecna's Transit Monitoring & Traceability solution, which is designed to remotely monitor the movement of vehicles transporting goods.

Under the terms of the contract, transit vehicles will be equipped with either Astrata's GLP100 or RDU GPS devices, both of which can detect a vehicle's exact location and transmit data concerning the vehicle's position, speed and direction, as well as reports on predefined events, to a remote control station.

This information enables Senegal's customs department to enforce compliance with transit regulations and detect any abnormal behaviour occurring during a journey, such as prolonged vehicle immobilisation or deviation from an authorised route.

Initial delivery of the GLP100 units is scheduled for July 2008, and deliveries the RDUs are set for mid-August.

Astrata's GLP100 GPS tracking device is easy to conceal within a vehicle, and boasts real-time monitoring, secure communications and expandability to other sensors, effectors and data devices.

Astrata's RDU permits self-contained, battery-operated tracking units to be fixed to vehicles within seconds and monitor them moving along expected routes. The RDU can easily be swapped between vehicles, and is an effective tool for many situations in which vehicles need to be monitored for a limited period of time.

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