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GPS tracking for fleets and machines


The core function of our telematics solutions is the precise localisation of vehicles, machines and assets in real time on a map.

With the live tracking function of Rosenberger Telematics, you receive relevant information just a few seconds after sending a message from the telematics hardware. In addition to the current position on the map (pin), details such as the vehicle or machinery identification, as well as other important data, are also transmitted, including:

  • Address of the current location
  • Speed
  • Temperature
  • Mileage
  • Operating hours

With this clear and timely transmission of information, you are always well-informed about the location and condition of your fleets and machinery.


Automatic update

All parameters & measured values or vehicle and machine status with automatic updating

High scalability

Whether you want to have an overview of only 1 vehicle or 10,000 construction machines on the map

Mixed fleets

EVERYTHING at a glance, on ONE card. Whether car, construction machine, truck, power tools or container


Here you can learn how to use GPS tracking in the best possible way to manage your fleet even more efficiently.  


Theft protection: notifications for important events

The alarm manager immediately informs you about unauthorized use of your fleet. This allows you to always maintain control in emergencies and react immediately to critical situations.

Theft protection & alarm


Live map object finder

All your vehicles, construction machinery, small equipment, containers and much more are constantly updated in a live map view and can be called up live.

This allows you to react immediately to current events and see at a glance what your fleet of vehicles and machinery is currently doing.

Vehicle tracking is particularly practical for dispatchers in the transport and logistics industry, as it allows them to keep an eye on their truck fleet at all times.


Track your vehicles & machines

In the live view, you can easily and quickly record and view vehicle and machine data. It is fully customisable and always up to date. This way you know exactly which vehicle is currently stationary, which one is driving or when the next service is due.


  • Mileage
  • Operating hours
  • GPS data
  • Speed
  • Temperature

Two different types of tracking

GPS-Ortung erklärt

GPS tracking

All Rosenberger telematics systems are equipped with GPS antennas (integrated in the housing or external antenna). The current position is determined by the direct view of the antenna to several satellites (at least 4). The more satellites are within sight of the telematics hardware, the more accurate the determined position will be.

High buildings in urban areas or roofs can limit the accuracy or make it impossible to determine the position.

With a good "view" of the satellites, an accuracy of a few metres is achieved.

Zell Ortung erklärt

Cell localisation

If a direct "view" of the telematics hardware to the satellites is not possible (e.g. vehicle is parked in an underground car park), no position can be determined via GPS.

In these cases, the so-called cell localisation can be used. With cell positioning, the position of the nearest mobile phone mast, into which the telematics "dials in", is used as the position. The distance between the mobile phone mast and the telematics is determined via the signal strength and displayed as a circle (centre is the mobile phone mast) on the map.

With this method, the accuracy varies from less than a hundred metres in urban areas to several kilometres in sparsely populated areas.


Dynamic live values mapped in the object tree

All your vehicles & machines are displayed in the object tree with completely freely configurable details.

You can group them, favouritise them and view them individually. With countless filter options, it will be easy for you to view live object details and make decisions based on this data.

  • Is a machine inefficient (no operating hours) and rarely used?
  • Where do your trucks move? And can you guide them to any jobs that may occur in their vicinity?
  • At what temperature are you working with the material from your silos?

Our secret of success: Maximum efficiency for your company's success!

We support you from the initial idea through the selection of the right hardware and software components to integration into existing IT systems. Even after implementation, we are at your side with first-class customer support and services. We are proud of the fact that well-known companies from various industries place their trust in us. Put yours in us and make an enquiry!

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Who needs telematics and what is the goal of it?

The aim of telematics is to provide the user with position and status data (e.g. engine on/off, speed, tank level, temperature, etc.) and cumulative values (e.g. operating hours, mileage, etc.) from vehicles, machines or other objects as quickly as possible.

Based on this data, for example, dispatching can be optimized, theft can be detected, and the degree of utilization of a vehicle/machine fleet can be determined. In many cases, the telematics data serves as a basis for decision-making for the acquisition of new equipment, for increasing efficiency, for optimizing maintenance tasks, for reducing insurance rates, etc.

In most cases, an interface (API) for data transfer from the telematics portal to the customer software (EPR systems such as SAP, Microsoft Dynamics, AS400, etc.) is also created.

Together we develop innovative telematics solutions tailored to your needs, which bring many advantages for you:

  • You can reduce your administrative effort
  • Your costs are reduced many times over through the use of telematics units
  • You save time for more value-adding activities
  • Your vehicles, machines, tools can no longer get lost
  • Your fleet of vehicles and machines is efficiently utilized
  • Working with the Rosenberger Commander is easy and understandable
  • Our apps support you with the telematics installation, expansion as well as with the automatic recording of your journeys for the electronic driver's logbook.
  • Telematics is not as expensive as you might think, already from 1 vehicle, 1 machine you will see a return on investment
  • We are a family business, with a global corporation in the background - with us you get handshake quality, with the security to bet on a stable company.
How does telematics work?

A telematics unit (on-board unit) installed in a vehicle or machine transmits information from these objects to a data center using wireless data transmission technology.

In the data center, the information is processed and prepared in such a way that the user can call up all the information relevant to him virtually in real time, but also historically via a web portal. 

How does the telematics app or the telematics portal work?

The data from the telematics units (OBUs) processed in the data center is made available to the user in an easy-to-use and clear web application. All that is required to use the platform is Internet access.

It is not necessary to install the software in the company or on the desktop/laptop. In addition to use via desktop/laptop, a "light" version is also available for mobile use (Rosenberger Drive app or Rosenberger Cockpit app) via tablet or smartphone.

The telematics platform (Rosenberger Commander) has a modular structure and is very intuitive to use. Depending on authorization and role, a variety of modules and reports are available to the user.

A short overview:

  • Live: Real-time information on position and operating status
  • History: Chronological display of all signals with graphics, map view and tables
  • Zones: Representation of all zones (geofence) stays in a certain period of time, incl. times and covered distances
  • Alarms: Overview of all automatically generated alarms and events
  • Logbook: Listing of all trips with map information, start, end of trip, addresses, distances, trip type (business, private, way to work), driver as well as trip log report
  • Activities: Automatic data analysis of signals over time
  • Performance: Comparison of small and large fleets regarding utilization, consumption, etc.
  • Status: overview and hit list of all cumulative values like mileage, operating hours, etc.
  • Tachograph: all information about the digital tchograph incl. automatic archiving and remote downloading
  • Servic: Overview of all maintenance tasks by status (overdue, due soon, not yet due) + reports
  • Protocolls: list of all installation, service and removal reports of telematics units (automatically created with the Rosenberger Service App).
  • Manage: in this area, all tools for the administration and management of telematics units and objects are available for the administrator
  • Organization: here the administrator can manage the users, roles, organizational units within a client, recurring tasks and measured values. 
What is a telematics sensor or OBU (on-board unit)?

A telematics sensor is a data acquisition device that is mounted in vehicles, machines and devices and transmits data from them to a server (data center) for further processing using wireless technology.

The OBU usually consists of a radio module for data transmission, a GPS antenna for position determination, processors for data dissemination and, if necessary, additional digital and analog interfaces for the acquisition of external signals (e.g. temperature, engine signal, pressure, CAN bus, etc.).

Depending on the application Rosenberger offers different housing classes (IP54 to IP76). The antennas (radio module and GPS) can be built into the housing or can be designed as external antennas. The radio modules are available in different versions from 2G (GSM), 3G (UMTS) to 4G (LTE).

What is a telematics tariff?

A telematics rate or license refers to a recurring charge for a telematics unit. At Rosenberger, this fee is usually a flat rate (fixed price). The following services are covered by this tariff:

  • Software license of the telematics portal
  • Data transmission via SIM card (at Rosenberger Europe-wide use)
  • Data processing in the computer center
  • Data storage in the data center (at Rosenberger at least 12 months)
  • Free software updates of the telematics portal (at Rosenberger every 3 weeks)
  • Free webinars 
What information does a telematics unit record?

Which information is recorded depends on the one hand on the telematics hardware used and on the other hand on the signals and sensors available in the vehicle or machine.

For PKWS and light commercial vehicles, for example, the following information is recorded:

  • Time stamp (date and time) of the message 
  • Position incl. address
  • Speed
  • Ignition signal (on/off)
  • Battery voltage of the vehicle
  • Fuel consumption or tank level
  • Etc.

For trucks, for example, the following information is recorded:

  • Time stamp (date and time) of the message 
  • Position incl. address
  • Speed
  • Ignition signal (on/off)
  • Engine signal (on/off)
  • Engine speed
  • Auxiliary drive (on/off)
  • Battery voltage of the vehicle
  • Fuel consumption or tank level
  • Driving and rest times (only with digital tachograph)
  • Working times, breaks and standby times (only with digital tachograph)
  • Remaining driving times (only with digital tachograph)
  • Violations (only with digital tachograph)
  • etc.

For example, the following information is recorded for construction machines:

  • Time stamp (date and time) of the message 
  • Position incl. address
  • Speed
  • Ignition signal (on/off)
  • Engine signal (on/off)
  • load and idle
  • Battery voltage of the vehicle
  • Fuel consumption or tank level
  • For containers and small machines (without power supply to the telematics unit):
  • Time stamp (date and time) of the message 
  • Position incl. address
  • Speed
  • Battery status in %
  • Temperature
Is working with you as easy as the man makes it seem like?

In short: Yes!

Together we will develop innovative telematics solutions tailored to your needs that will bring you many benefits.

Just get in touch with us, and we'll create an offer tailored to your needs.

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