Shadow TrackerT commercial tracking units run off one of two software
packages, Pro Mapping
and/or Lite Mapping. The Pro
Software is compatible with all Shadow TrackerT units while the
Lite is only compatible with the manual download systems (Junior,
and Performer). Both have
the same precision and accuracy but the Pro Software version offers
quite a bit more for the discerning fleet manager. Features common
to both are:
Pinpointing is a feature that allows managers the ability to mark
coordinates on a map with a specific name. This allows common locations
to be referenced through a name rather than a street address. Example:
Your home office is at 123 Elm Street; you mark that location on
the map and designate the location as "Home Office". Now, instead
of a report saying "100-125 Elm Street" it would say "Home Office".
Example of the Pinpointing feature on the Daily Travel Report: The
process for designating pinpoints takes only a few seconds and is
extremely user-friendly. Pinpoints make reading reports that much
Shadow TrackerT mapping software has the capability to export GPS
data. Customers use the export function to export the GPS data to
a comma delimitated text file.
Both the Pro and Lite software are compatible with Shadow TrackerT
Extractor Utility programs. These programs allow manual downloads
of data from a PalmT handheld or laptop. This data can then be downloaded
to a computer running Shadow TrackerT Lite or Pro. This data can
also be e-mailed and analyzed at a distant location. This makes
it ideal for companies that have fleet drivers in the field for
extended periods of time.
While Pro Mapping Software
and the Lite Mapping Software
have different features they both have the same intuitive, point-and-click
On top of exceptional maps, the Shadow TrackerT Mapping software
offers the ability to print out hardcopies of travel information
for record keeping and accounting purposes, The "at-a-glance" feel
of the pages allow managers to quickly ascertain travel activities.
Pro software offers extended
reporting capabilities from the Lite.
The Pro software allows aggregate reporting over an infinite date
range, while the Lite software offers
reports only for a given day. The Pro
also boasts over 30 reports while the Lite
software is limited to only 3 different reports.
Travel Reports itemize a vehicles complete movement. It shows stop
times, locations, and durations, as well as in-transit routes. This
is perfect for the manager who wants to find out and record complete
records for his/her employees on a daily basis. An accrual of statistics
is available at the end of the Daily Travel Report. These statistics
analyze vehicle movements and allow managers to compare employee
productivity company wide.
Reports allow managers to isolate stop locations, times and durations
for a particular date range. By limiting a report to just one data
type, easy analysis can be made and the facts that matter to a manager
can be analyzed.