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INDUSTRY NEWS: JANUARY 2016

EYE TRAX ANNOUNCES NEW MOBILE INTERFACE

Eye Trax, the leading manufacturer of wireless outdoor security cameras, announces its exclusive User Interactive Mobile Application (UIMA), a mobile app for smartphones and tablets that works with Eye Trax security cameras. UIMA allows users to access all of the cameras in their network, where they can view “live” images from an individual camera, create time-lapse videos, share photos and videos, and adjust camera settings. Eye Trax UIMA gives business owners and site managers the power to monitor jobsites anywhere, at any time. Because the cameras are mobile, users can place them at multiple jobsites and easily pick them up once finished with a job. Collected data is stored on Eye Trax’s secure cloud-based server, which Eye Trax users can access. Enabling push notifications will allow pictures to be sent, via SMS or email, for users to review live images to determine if action is required.
www.eyetrax.com

ECCO’S AXIOS LED LIGHTBAR SYSTEM REDEFINES TRADITIONAL LIGHTBAR DESIGN

This month, ECCO releases Axios—an innovative modular LED lightbar system configured and assembled on-site by an international network of independent distribution partners. Axios redefines traditional lightbar design and meets relevant industry standards for a wide range of applications, including SAE, ECE Regulation 65, and California Title 13. Trained and certified Axios partners build lightbars to customers’ exact specifications. All partners stock a wide range of Axios chassis, LED modules, mounting kits, and accessories. The Axios aluminum chassis includes three power rails, providing wireless power and control signals to the five plug-and-play DropLock™ LED modules: 360-degree beacon, directional warning, work lamp, alley light, and stop-tail-indicator. You can also add an externally mounted Safety Director™. You can replace, reconfigure, and upgrade modules easily after installation. Axios’ keypad controller simplifies lightbar programming and operation; users can select from 29 flash patterns and program three presets. Other features include cruise mode (steady burn warning modules) and day/night mode (warning module dimming for dark conditions). Axios is available in five lengths, features 12-24V operation, and uses CAN bus technology for fast, easy installation. Tilt-adjustable mounting feet allow for varying roofline contours and a range of accessory mounting kits are available for specific vehicle installations.
www.axiosmodular.com

IMT’s NEW DOMINATOR III FILLS A NICHE IN THE MARKET

Iowa Mold Tooling Co., Inc. (IMT)—an Oshkosh Corporation company and top manufacturer of service vehicles, truck-mounted cranes, hydraulic loaders, and air compressors—announces its new Dominator® III mechanics body. Customers can choose from four configurations: 11 ft or 14 ft lengths with one of two side pack configurations for each body length—a right front raised with the left side all raised configuration and an all raised configuration. The Dominator III’s lifting capabilities fit between the 10,000-lb max of the Dominator II and the 14,000-lb max of the Dominator IV. It is designed specifically to support the IMT 12000 telescopic crane. The Dominator III features increased accessibility to tools by providing front vertical compartments with single doors; IMT’s patented shelf hanger bracket system enables quick adjustments of compartment shelves.
www.oshkoshcorporation.com

KENWORTH ANNOUNCES THREE NEW OPTIONS FOR VOCATIONAL TRUCKS

Kenworth announces three new options for its vocational lineup of trucks. The Allison 4700 RDS 7-speed automatic transmission can be ordered on Kenworth’s T880, T800, W900, and C500. “It’s a great choice for our customers operating mixers, dumps, cranes, and heavy-haulers, where the application calls for an increase in overall transmission ratios,” says Kurt Swihart, Kenworth marketing director. The Allison transmission—part of Allison’s heavy-duty series—also features “deep-reverse.” Operators of Kenworth’s T880 will have the option of a “box bumper” in either steel or aluminum. Operators of Kenworth’s W900S with the PACCAR PX-9 engine in a set-forward front axle configuration have the option of adding a fixed grille.
www.kenworth.com

NAVIGANT RESEARCH ANALYZES LDV MARKET THROUGH 2035

A report from Navigant Research—Transportation Forecast: Light Duty Vehicles—analyzed the market for light-duty vehicles (LDVs) in eight segments, including global forecasts for sales and the number of vehicles in use, segmented by region, drivetrain, and primary fuel, through 2035. The segments include stop-start vehicles (SSVs); hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs); plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs); battery electric vehicles (BEVs); natural gas vehicles (NGVs); fuel cell vehicles (FCVs); propane autogas vehicles (PAGVs); and conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles.
The enormous dependency on crude oil derivatives in the LDV market has pushed governments worldwide to implement policies and programs that encourage the adoption of various fuel efficiency and alternative fuel technologies. Other changes in the market include more varied transportation options, including vehicles with various levels of drivetrain electrification and vehicles that run on alternative fuels entirely.
View the Executive Summary of the report on Navigant Research’s website, visit www.navigantresearch.com/research/transportation-forecast-light-duty-vehicles

TRANSFER FLOW INTRODUCES NEW HAULER FUEL TANK SYSTEM

Transfer Flow’s 100-gallon “Hauler” in-bed auxiliary fuel tank system offers maximum fuel capacity at an affordable price. Transfer Flow based the Hauler on customer requests for more gallons available in a commercial-grade tank. Available for 2000–2015, full-size Dodge Ram, Ford, and GM diesel pickups with 8 ft beds, this fuel tank is constructed of bright aluminum diamond plate and mill finish aluminum. It is fully baffled to minimize fuel sloshing and maximize tank strength. The 100-gallon auxiliary fuel tank operates with Transfer Flow’s Trax 3™ Fuel Monitoring System. TRAX 3™ is a computer controlled, self-diagnosing auxiliary fuel system that automatically transfers fuel from the auxiliary fuel tank to the pickup’s main tank at pre-determined fuel levels. It comes with a dash-mounted LCD display that shows the fuel level percentages in each tank, as well as the operational status of the fuel system. The patent pending design has a recessed cover box where the fuel tank sending unit, rollover valve, and fuel filter come preassembled.
www.transferflow.com

THOMAS BUILT BUSES ANNOUNCES 100-YEAR ANNIVERSARY, INTRODUCES TELEMATICS PROGRAM

Caley Edgerly, president and CEO of Thomas Built Buses, announces the company’s 100-year anniversary. Driven by a history of innovation and a quest for continuous improvement, Thomas Built Buses enters its second century with a continued drive to innovatively meet the needs of transportation directors, drivers, and most importantly, students. The company also announces its launch of BusWiseTM Technologies, a robust and customizable technology platform specifically designed for the company’s Saf-T-Liner® C2 bus model that combines the latest innovations in safety, efficiency, serviceability, and fleet management. The century-old company currently operates several manufacturing plants in High Point, North Carolina, producing Type A, C, and D buses and Type D chassis. More than 50 dealers throughout North America provide sales and service.
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