Announced at the 2019 CV Show, the partnership integrates SmartWitness live video cameras into the range of CMS Supatrak integrated software products, which help manage and improve driver behaviour, reduce accident rates, increase efficiency and thereby cut costs for their customers.
The integration brings benefits for CMS Supatrak’s clients in the fields of transport and logistics, waste management, local authorities and services and maintenance, and means the forward-facing SmartWitness cameras and multi-camera systems can be easily installed with little cost or vehicle downtime.
The tie-up has been enabled by SmartWitness’ middleware solution SmartAPI which allows telematics service providers, insurance companies, and other software providers to seamlessly integrate SmartWitness video and data into existing systems.
Jason Airey, MD, from CMS Supatrak said: “We are happy to be teaming up with SmartWitness to provide live video functionality to our offering.
“The concern was always that this should be low cost and quick to install for our existing customers. SmartAPI middleware makes this simple to do.”
And he added: “The SmartWitness system works with all versions of Supatrak hardware and software, and can be up and running in hours.
“Live video adds context to a telematics system so that better analysis of driver behaviour can be achieved. The video footage means that false positives can be ruled out and the context of driving behaviour can be checked properly. Also there is an improved FNOL for insurers, who are provided with high resolution footage and G-force data immediately an incident occurs.”
With the help of the SmartWitness middleware, service providers can now add a video solution to any telematics or fleet management software.
SmartWitness CEO and founder Paul Singh said: “The SmartAPI middleware works with almost every telematics system in the world, so that our cameras can be plugged into existing hardware easily and quickly.
“From there your telematics provider can offer a myriad of IoT solutions that we provide, from ADAS collision avoidance products, driver distraction systems, forward-facing cameras, multi-camera systems, temperature control systems and interior cameras.”