|Burnaby, BC and Lincoln, NE – March 17, 2016 – Commercial Ready Mix Products, Inc. (CRMP), a 40+ year-old mixed concrete producer, employs the latest technology and equipment and highly trained staff to earn a reputation for exceeding customer expectations. The company recently replaced the company’s costly and ineffective 2-way radio communications system used by its drivers with Verizon tablets, apps for in-cab telematics, tracking and PoC and the Bluetooth-enabled Savox BTR-155 remote speaker microphone. Used by more than 100 drivers, this new solution has enabled CRMP to significantly reduce its communications infrastructure costs and improve driver safety.|
Andrew Eger, Communications/Distribution Technology Manager at CRMP needed to address two issues: first, costs for its 100+ (and still growing)-vehicle, in-cab telematics solution with 2-way radios for communication were spiraling out of control – an ongoing cycle of repairs, exchanges, buying more equipment, licensing fees, and equipment fees. Secondly, driver safety was problematic because drivers weren’t able to communicate easily with 2-way radios when outside their trucks.
“We wanted a robust, scalable, and cost-efficient solution,” says Mr. Eger. “One that would let us manage the change-over comfortably and would scale throughout the organization. I also thought a Bluetooth solution would be a significant advantage.”
Mr. Eger researched the Savox BTR-155 remote speaker microphone and decided to build his solution from there. Ultimately, CRMP implemented a solution comprised of Command Alkon’s FiveCubits telematics solution, Verizon tablets to manage in-cab telematics, and FiveCubits’ app TrackIt integrated with Zello, a powerful PoC app (unlimited channels, up to 300 users per channel) that works seamlessly with the Bluetooth-enabled Savox BTR-155.
Installation of cradles and tablets in truck cabs was simple and could be scaled in. User training on the new system took a mere 15 minutes per user. In addition, ROI on the new system is projected at about 24 months, versus 6 years for the older telematics and 2-way radio system.
With this new solution, drivers can communicate on any Wi-Fi or data plan, both inside and outside of the cab, solving those vital driver safety concerns.
“I was so convinced that I should use the Savox BTR-155 remote speaker microphone, that if any hardware or software were not compatible with the microphone, I wouldn’t have considered it,” explained Mr. Eger. “There are no other good Bluetooth solutions out there in the market.”
About Savox Communications
Savox Communications was founded in 1982 and today is one of the largest professional communication solution providers in the world delivering communications products designed for use in demanding and hazardous environments by military, maritime, police, security, fire, rescue, and industrial end users. The Savox Communications Group, with headquarters in Luxembourg and operations in Finland, Germany, France, the UK, the US, Canada and the PRC, has created a global manufacturing network to support customers in all of its main geographical markets.