MAN automobile concern started installation of FORT-112EG eCall devices with a built-in speaker

Date of publication: 31.07.2018

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Fort Telecom has been a partner of MAN in ERA-GLONASS project since 2015. Over this time, thousands of trucks and buses manufactured in Europe have been equipped with FORT-112 EG tracking units.

At the end of 2016, the first FORT-112 EG eCall device with BIP-02 user interface unit and a speaker manufactured by Fort Telecom was supplied to MAN production line in Munich. This device has an emergency call button and a speaker to provide communication between the driver and the emergency service operator. For two years, MAN trucks were equipped with a standard set of components – an on-board unit, an external connection wire, a user interface unit and a speaker.

July 2018 was a turning point in this cooperation. MAN speaker was certified in a laboratory to operate with FORT-112 EG on-board unit and BIP M1 compact user interface unit. It was decided to use a new type of speaker, because it is integrated in the vehicle design – the speaker is located in the right door of the vehicle.

The truck passed a number of acoustic tests and rollover tests, which confirmed stable operation of FORT equipment and the new speaker in these extreme conditions.

Now, on-board units with the new speakers are installed onto TGS, TGX, TGL and TGM series MAN trucks. At least 3000 trucks will be equipped with the new system every year.

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Fort Telecom is a leading provider of M2M technologies and solutions. We develop and manufacture GLONASS/GPS fleet management systems under the trademarks FORT and FortMonitor and the equipment for ERA-GLONASS/eCall projects in Russia and worldwide (www.fort-monitor.ru/en).

Fort Telecom also develops and manufactures unique equipment for building unmanned IP video surveillance networks under the trademark TFortis (www.tfortis.ru/en). TFortis equipment is used in Russia, the CIS, Europe, Turkey, the Gulf Region and a number of other regions.

Fort Telecom has an extensive dealer network, both in Russia and abroad, and is present in the market since 2007. The company is based in Perm (Russia)

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