Quartix, a Chicago-based provider of vehicle-tracking and telematics services, announced the launch of a new installation option called Plug and Track.
The new tracking device is easy to install into a vehicle’s OBD port, enabling fleet managers to switch tracking devices from one vehicle to another without having to disconnect the hardwiring, according to Quartix.
“The Plug and Track makes it really quick and easy to install the tracking device for our customers who wish to do this themselves,” Quartix CEO Andy Walters said. “The Plug and Track has the advantage that you do not need an installer or vehicle mechanic to quickly get tracking set up and running. All you have to do is plug it into the OBD socket, turn your engine on for three minutes, which is enough for our system to detect the signal, and we’ll send the customer an email to confirm the setup.”
The Plug and Track solution is ideal for businesses that may have a need to switch tracking to different vehicles, for a number of reasons, the company said.
“Doing the installation yourself can reduce the costs associated with making these switches, where usually an installation engineer would need to be called for the hardwired tracking devices to be moved,” Quartix explained in a news release.
Quartix now offers three installation options: hardwired self-install; hardwired installation via an approved installer; or the new Plug and Track self-install.