The DCM-300 modem works with a new Farm Works solution called Dispatch. The software lets operators track vehicles and other assets in the field from their office. Vehicles equipped with a modem appear as icons on a display screen so managers can view vehicle location at all times.
“With this software you can actually see your vehicles move on screen in the office,” explains Brian Stark, marketing specialist for Farm Works Information Management, a division of Trimble. “You can use it to monitor vehicle location and manage fleets to improve fuel usage.”
The software has a geo-fencing feature that lets farm managers draw a virtual boundary around authorized work areas. If a vehicle of other tracked asset moves beyond that boundary, the farm manager is sent an e-mail alert so he or she can redirect the driver or help guard against theft. The price of the solution is $240/year for each asset.