Two new tracking devices have been introduced as part of Networkfleet’s 5000 Series of fleet tracking hardware.

The 5200 is an affordable GPS tracking device, while the 5500 adds the capability of connecting directly to the vehicle’s diagnostic port to continually monitor engine status. Both include a faster processor, built in accelerometer and multi-port options, Networkfleet said.

The 5000 Series offers 24/7 visibility into fleet assets, monitoring vehicles in real time, including specific vehicle data such as mileage, speed, fuel consumption, and diagnostic trouble codes.

The 5000 Series includes:

  • Vehicle diagnostics: Patented remote diagnostics capabilities on the 5500 enable monitoring of diagnostic trouble codes, ignition status, speed, odometer, fuel efficiency and more.
  • Easy installation: Plug & play design provides for easy, quick installation without splicing wires.
  • Internal antenna: Both the GPS and cellular antennas are contained internally in the device. An optional window-mount GPS antenna is also available.
  • Serial port functionality: The serial port allows for integration with compatible Garmin devices using a Garmin FMI cable and also integrates with laptops and other devices by providing a constant NMEA data feed.
  • Sensor detection: Includes sensor ports for monitoring various voltage events occurring within the vehicle, such as power take off (PTO) engagement/disengagement, secondary engine on/off, and door open/close.

“Networkfleet’s new 5000 Series provides the foundation for future enhancements to Networkfleet’s advanced diagnostic capabilities as well as other new service offerings,” said Keith Schneider, president & CEO of Networkfleet. “Networkfleet has a long history of designing industry leading automotive grade telematics devices, and this latest evolution shows our continuing leadership in this area.”