Platform Science

The Challenge

The fleet trucking industry recently shifted from manual paper documentation to electronic logging devices (ELD), which became a requirement for most U.S. truck drivers to electronically record their Hours of Service (HOS). Beginning in December 2017, managers of enterprise truck fleets were required to comply with ELD by installing fleet management systems in their trucks. With these improvements in record-keeping, Platform Science works with hardware partners to enable the integration of data from different applications wirelessly connected to the truck. To ensure real-time communication between applications, trucks, and customers, Platform Science required high-performance connectivity and support for MIMO LTE, GPS, and Wi-Fi, in an unobtrusive interior antenna.

Case Study: Platform Science Truck

Platform Science is changing the fleet trucking industry with a platform that enables easy integration of essential capabilities into a single solution that relies on multi-faceted wireless connectivity to deliver maximum impact. Airgain’s ULTRAMAX GLASS resulted in a best-in-class connectivity component for providing critical information to ensure our customers’ compliance

Jeff Hall

VP, Customer Support/Field Engineering, Platform Science

The Solution

Airgain worked closely with Platform Science over several months to address key functional and performance requirements, resulting in a custom 4-in-1 antenna. The solution helps enterprise fleet customers and drivers meet ELD requirements inaddition to providing telematics and vehicle data. ULTRAMAX GLASS is a multi-mount antenna equipped with four ports, designed specifically to provide high performance connectivity for fleet and public safety vehicles and assets. It offers up to two high gain cellular/LTE/MIMO antennas, which include support for LTE Band 14 for FirstNet and a high gain Wi-Fi, and a GPS antenna inside a single robust and compact housing

UltraMax Glass External Antenna - Airgain

The Results

Through the process of design, testing, and deployment, Platform Science and Airgain identified the ULTRAMAX GLASS antenna as a crucial component of the ELD system. In addition to turning fleet vehicles into an IoT hub with a built-in device that connects to the Airgain antenna, this solution meets the many needs of Platform Science’s fleet management platform, including:

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