FM Communicator


The FM 3316 Communicator (with backup battery), is the ideal on-board computer for the management of vehicle and driver performance, driver safety and vehicle utilization. The on-board computer enables the fleet manager to remotely monitor the performance of a vehicle. Data is recorded on a second-by-second basis with driver violations and detailed trip information being made available to the fleet manager in real-time. 

Trip Data Recording

The following data is recorded: date and time, distance traveled, journey duration, vehicle speed, engine speed (RPM), journey departure and arrival time, driver name, driver ID and vehicle ID.

Driving Violations

The following standard violations are recorded: over speeding, over revving, green band driving, harsh braking, harsh acceleration, and excessive idling.

Driver Identification

Using the driver code-plug it is possible to know which drivers committed driving violations such as speeding, over-revving, excessive idling, etc. as every trip or part there-of will have a driver associated with it. This information can be used to perform tailored driver training programmes to improve driver and passenger safety.

Access Control

Through defining access control lists and installing and configuring the FM Communicator's starter interrupt feature, it is possible to restrict access to vehicles. Ie. the driver keys are programmed with a unique identifier that is used by the on-board computer to determine if a driver has permission to start a vehicle or not. This ensures that drivers only operate and drive vehicles and equipment that they have permission to use, thus ensuring driver safety and maximum control over assets.

User defined events

Define customized events such as driver door opening, no-go zone entered, hazard lights activated, overtime driving and refrigerator temperature exceeded.

Second-by-Second (Tacho) Data

The status of inputs such as speed and RPM is recorded every second. This provides valuable in-depth information for accident analysis.

Servicing and Licensing

Set reminders for your vehicle’s next service or vehicle/driver license expiry.

GPS Data Recording

Essential information is recorded with every GPS tracking point, e.g. vehicle and driver ID, date and time, latitude and longitude, altitude, heading, velocity, number of satellites, etc.

Active and Passive Tracking

Track your vehicle movements in real-time using automated vehicle location (AVL) updates from the vehicle or by requesting the latest position using the MiX software. Replay routes taken on street level or satellite maps.

Manage Locations

Add, delete or edit user-defined locations such as customer, supplier, no-go zone, etc. The entry and exit from locations are recorded along with the date and time of the occurrence and the duration spent at each location for precision fleet tracking.

Active Events

Be notified via email and/or  text/SMS message, when selected standard or user-defined events occur, e.g. a cargo door opening in a no-go zone, or driver arrived at customer location.

Downloading to / uploading from vehicle

The on-board modem allows for GSM data calls to the vehicle which facilitate uploading of new unit configurations or downloading of bulk data where GPRS is not cost effective. GPRS can also be used to automate downloads from the vehicle at the end of each trip or to track vehicle movements.

CANbus integration

Using the on-board CAN chip and a manufacturer approved FMS gateway, we can record and react on a range of data off the vehicle's CANbus including fuel, PTO, engine temperature, oil pressure, coolant level, etc.


A wide range of accessories is available to be connected to the FM Communicator.