Metro Fuel Oil Corp chooses S3 application
May 1, 2004 12:00 PM
Satellite Security Systems (S3), a global provider of asset security and logistics control, has announced that Metro Fuel Oil Corp of New York is using its FleetGuard application company-wide to secure and monitor 16 service vehicles and 40 fuel and oil tankers.
FleetGuard, a desktop application, works with S3's GlobalGuard to simultaneously view, command, and control each vehicle in an entire fleet. GlobalGuard is a security communications system, based on ReFLEX technology and Global Positioning System (GPS), providing up-to-the-minute vehicle location and control of fixed and mobile assets. The S3 system continuously provides security analysis for possible homeland security concerns in which a fully loaded tanker truck could be used as a terrorist weapon.
Metro Fuel Oil Corp installed GPS before 9-11 and supplied emergency services immediately after the attacks. It recently upgraded from an old GPS system to FleetGuard for its features and the remote engine shutdown capability. Its entire fleet of 40 tanker trucks will be outfitted with GlobalGuard so that in case of a hijacking or other security breach, the truck can be stopped and controlled. Metro's service vehicles will have up-to-the-second tracking capabilities in order to increase business efficiency and route planning.
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