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Commercial Telematics Hardware

While many FMS vendors are moving towards hardware-agnostic approaches, new hardware form factors such as OBD dongles, smartphones, tablets, and even smart watches are gaining momentum, competing with legacy black box type systems, connected PNDs, and onboard computers. This is very much linked to both the need for low cost solutions  allowing commercial telematics to expand into smaller , non-trucking fleets and the flexibility offered by third party application stores launched by vendors like Geotab. However dedicated, proprietary, ruggedized hardware solutions remain critical for asset tracking and truck OEM systems. Clearly, FMS hardware form factors are not a one-size-fit-all for a market which increasingy diverges into a myriad of segments, geographies, and requirements. 

Table of Contents

  • 1. COMMERCIAL TELEMATICS HARDWARE TRENDS
    • 1.1. New Commercial Telematics Hardware Form Factors
    • 1.2. Hardware-agnostic Solutions
    • 1.3. Adoption of Converged Form Factors
    • 1.4. Hardware Portfolio Consolidation
    • 1.5. Outsourced Design and Manufacturing
  • 2. COMMERCIAL TELEMATICS HARDWARE SOLUTIONS ECOSYSTEM
    • 2.1. Proprietary Hardware: Track and Trace Black Boxes
    • 2.2. Proprietary Hardware - On-board Computers
    • 2.3. OBD Dongles
    • 2.4. Portable Navigation Devices
    • 2.5. Converged Devices: Smartphones, Enterprise Tablets, and Wearables
    • 2.6. Dedicated Handhelds
    • 2.7. Specialized Asset Tracking Hardware
    • 2.8. Goods Tracking Hardware
    • 2.9. Commercial Vehicle OEM Systems
    • 2.10. Commercial Telematics Gateways
  • 3. COMMERCIAL TELEMATICS HARDWARE PRICING BUSINESS MODELS AND FORECASTS
    • 3.1. Commercial Telematics Hardware Pricing and Business Models
    • 3.2. Warranty and Maintenance Plans
    • 3.3. Hardware Forecasts