Route4Me’s FOCUS (FocusOptimization) Telematics Integration
FOCUS (FocusOptimization) provides solutions for accommodating the fleet tracking and fuel management needs of various businesses from development to ROI calculations. FOCUS enables businesses to automate their operations by taking care of personalization, vehicle maintenance, on-site training, development, user support, software updates, and more. The FOCUS telematics solutions are designed for increasing fleet profitability, reducing fuel consumption through route optimization, balancing employees’ working hours, planning vehicle maintenance and repairs, eliminating costly oversight and repairs, preventing vehicle wear-and-tear, assessing and ranking drivers’ performance, as well as increasing overall fleet and asset efficiency. Route4Me’s partnership with FOCUS provides a fast and smooth tracking experience in a reliable and effortless manner.
Establishing a Telematics Connection with FOCUS
To establish a telematics connection with FOCUS, first, log into your Route4Me account. Next, go to the My Account tab from the navigation menu and then select Telematics Gateway respectively.
On the Telematics Gateway page, click Add Telematics Connection in the top left corner of the screen.
Next, input the name/alias for the connection into the corresponding field (i.e., the name of the telematics vendor, etc.).
Then, select FocusOptimization from the Telematics Vendor drop-down menu.
After that, input your FOCUS account ID into the corresponding field.
Then, input the credentials to your FOCUS account into the User Name and Password fields.
After that, define the preferred Vehicle Position Refresh Rate in the corresponding field.
The Vehicle Position Refresh Rate is the frequency at which Route4Me’s telematics gateway retrieves vehicle tracking data from the corresponding telematics partner. Most telematics vendors receive and store data between 1 and 5 minutes, while other vendors can capture data at a higher frequency. With Route4Me, you are able to set up the preferred Vehicle Position Refresh Rate and extract the tracking data as quickly as every second.
Finally, check the authorization box at the bottom of the window to agree with Route4Me’s Terms and Use policy and then click Save to finish.
Once the telematics connection is successfully established, it is displayed respectively on the Telematics Gateway page. In the Synced Vehicle Count column, you can view the percentage of the successfully synchronized vehicles. To edit the corresponding connection, click on the gear icon next to it and then select the preferred option.
Viewing Your FOCUS Vehicles in Your Route4Me Account
After successfully establishing the connection with your FOCUS account, all vehicles are automatically imported and re-synchronized into your Route4Me account. To access your vehicles list, go to the Team tab from the navigation menu and then select Vehicles respectively.
All imported vehicles become available on the Vehicles page in your Route4Me account and can be edited respectively.
You can assign your imported vehicles to already planned routes, as well as to the routes that are being planned.
The data received from FOCUS is automatically associated with the ID numbers of the corresponding vehicles. You can track the activity of your vehicles in real time using the Route Editor or the Routes Map. To bring up your vehicles’ locations and tracking history on the map, first, click Tracking, then hover your mouse cursor over Route, and finally, select one of the corresponding timeframes from the list.
When your vehicles are out in the field, their tracking data is captured by FOCUS and sent to Route4Me where it is evaluated and processed. Then, Route4Me automatically associates the data with the corresponding vehicles and provides all available real-time and historical tracking information in the form of statistics, relevant metrics, and actionable intelligence. For your convenience, vehicles’ icons can be changed to the logos of the corresponding telematics vendors (i.e., when you have integrations with multiple telematics vendors).
NOTE: It may take up to 60 seconds for the vehicle(s) to appear on the map.
Route4Me’s Telematics4Me solution provides the list of all telematics vendors that are currently available in the world. On the Telematics4Me page, you can view comprehensive information and main features of all available telematics vendors, as well as compare them side by side. Comparing different telematics vendors enables you to choose the ones that fully accommodate the particular needs of your unique business or business model.