Communicate with On-Board Devices

Our Sentinel FM solution was designed to integrate to third party on-board devices, providing our clients much added value and efficiencies in the field and back in the office. Whether you’re looking to improve dispatch and field communication with our Garmin integration or improve Driver Safety with our variety of panic options, our robust and flexible hardware is equipped with an RS232 port to support communication with external devices.

Garmin Integration
Sentinel FM is fully integrated to the Garmin Portable Navigation Device platform. Connecting a compatible Garmin PND ensures your drivers are taking the most efficient route and makes it even easier for drivers and dispatchers alike.

Low-Cost Routing and Dispatch

  • Full Routing: Maintain all standard Garmin navigation functionality
  • Add Destinations: Allow dispatchers to push a destination to any Garmin device
  • Two-Way Messaging: Create or respond to messages with the on-screen keyboard or in Sentinel.

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Driver Identification
Keep track of which employees are driving which vehicle with our Driver Identification options. Sentinel FM provides manual and real-time driver sign-in options to ensure accountability of your assets.

Sentinel FM’s Driver ID option provides your organization with accurate driver based reporting regardless of how many times a driver has switched vehicles within a given day.

Learn more about sophisticated Routing capabilities.

Mobile Data Terminals

Our Mobile Data Terminals allow you to communicate with your fleet. From basic text-messaging to automated form completion, our communication terminals make data entry and communication easy.

Seamlessly Communicate

Sentinel FM’s messaging options are designed to be expandable, growing with your needs

  • Communicate updated delivery information to on-route drivers
  • Fill-out complex bills of lading, or other forms, for immediate transmission
  • Leverage a WinCE compatible device to run your own business applicationsEnable Driver Sign-In and Hours Of Service reporting
Hours-of-Service
Increase operational efficiencies and revenues with our fully compliant Automated Hours-of-Service (HOS) solution. In addition our HOS solution is fully integrated with Sentinel FM’s real-time fleet tracking and management application.

  • Compliant US & Canada FMCSA regulations
  • All Interstate & Intrastate rule sets
  • Real-time 24/7/365 access to driver logs
  • Automatic driver status & location recognition
  • Automatic distance & time calculations
  • Full Integration with BSM’s Sentinel Fleet & Asset Management Solution

Explore our Automated HOS Solution.

Panic Devices
Sentinel FM’s Panic Device options enables drivers to notify their company in an emergency situation. Real-time Panic Alerts can be generated from a simple ‘Panic Button’ located within the vehicle, a Wireless Remote, or can be part of our more robust Lone Worker Panic solution. Panic Alerts can also be sent automatically via email notifications to specified individuals.