LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Greystone Group, the makers of the popular GreyLink Satellite Tracking system, unveiled the updated GreyLink System 2000 at the Mid-America Trucking Show.
GreyLink is one of the only systems worldwide that works with a trimode phone in any of the three modes available — analog, CDMA digital and PCS. That promises to make the system more appealing than its predecessor, the company’s analog-only 1000 system.
“The potential of the GreyLink 2000 is enormous,” says Rick Shade, vice-president of sales and marketing. “I don’t think there are any other companies out there that can interface with a phone in all three modes.”
The GreyLink system tracks vehicles in real-time through a direct connection between dispatch and the truck. It does not involve an Internet interface, so the information cannot be accessed by anyone other than the people that are entitled to see the data.
“The data is stored on the hard drive so I’m not having to go on the Internet and access some central server somewhere, which can take a lot of time,” says Shade. “It contacts the truck directly through dispatch so the trucking company is the only one that has access to the data.”
Another unique feature of the GreyLink 2000, is the ability of the fleet manager to control cell phone usage. The system can be set up to allow incoming calls from only pre-selected numbers, while limiting outgoing calls to pre-approved phone numbers as well. Street-level mapping is available, and the owner can customize the system to contain numerous points of interest, such as a drivers’ home.
The GreyLink 2000 system is available for US$995 per unit, and the company says it is an easy-to-use, unobtrusive unit.
“Most of the hardware resides in the dash of the vehicle away from the driver so it can’t be tampered with,” says Shade. “Usually, in less than a day, they are fully up and running.”
More information is available by calling the company at 615-459-8620.
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