Helios – Automatic vehicle location (AVL) and fleet management

The most sophisticated tracking device for vehicle security, driver safety and fleet management.

Starcom Systems presents an innovative integration of stability and cutting-edge technical features, making the Helios the most advanced AVL system today for fleet and driver management.The Helios provides solutions to meet every fleet manager or driver needs by allowing you to configure custom alerts for which you will receive in Real-Time. With Real-Time information at your fingertips, you can immediately and continuously monitor your beloved motorbike or better manage your vehicle fleets, granting you total control of every possible circumstance 24/7.

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Starcom Systems offers a wide range of AVL solutions, tailored precisely to individual requirements and to the market in which they operate.
Each device from the Helios range combines the advantages embedded in all of Starcom’s units: accuracy, reliability, stability, sophistication, and constant development. These features position Starcom’s distributors at the forefront of today’s AVL industry.

For complex management needs we created the Helios Advanced Plus, which offers the complete solution for fleet management and allows configuration of complex single or multiple alerts as well as generating statistical and logistical reports.

The Helios Advanced Plus unit is now also available with the OBD-II Technology – designed to monitor the vehicle’s fuel supply system and to retrieve various parameters, including fuel level, speed, mileage and RPM readings – A high priority for operators interested in reducing excessive fuel usage and saving on operational costs.

For the motorcycle market, which is fast growing and demands high levels of security, we created the Helios TT, which is a small unit and can be fully concealed from view. Helios TT will help you to quickly recover your vehicle if stolen and is available with a waterproof case that gives maximum protection from wet weather conditions. This unique device can also keep track of the cellular antennas in the vicinity of the unit, and compare the antennas recorded to the ones at the time of start, and if they do not match – a Tow Alert will be transmitted.  The driver gets all this without turning on the GPS and by using a very low power consumption.

The Helios Hybrid is an innovative integration between the Helios unit and an Iridium satellite module, together they create a smart cellular/satellite tracker. The device meets the requirements of fleets of vehicles based in the most remote of locations and is used in applications requiring constant communication around the world, even when out of cellular coverage. An ideal solution for use at sea or in remote land areas, as well as for mining or construction sites. The device effectively utilizes all available communication network resources, whether cellular or satellite, depending on what is available at the time, and will lower transmission costs compared to using only satellite transmission.

Stay one step ahead of your competition by incorporating innovative solutions from Starcom Systems to your product line. Helios Advanced Plus and Helios TT will deliver everything your customer will need to run a successful fleet management, vehicle security and driver safety system.

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System Stability- High Reliability

As a result of its inherent high durability and stability features, the Helios device is one of the top AVL systems in the market today, ensuring constant communication and an accountable long lasting performance.

Advanced components and modems- Selected Technology

Only the most advanced components are used in the manufacturing process to assemble the Helios. Each component is carefully selected and tested to create the most sophisticated and stable device for AVL. This also incudes, using cellular modems that have been authorized by the majority of leading professional operators in the world. The Helios utilizes the most advanced and sensitive GPS, including AGPS and Glonass.

The system can be custom-tailored to meet the individual needs and requirements of each business, and can be set to comply with local regulations. The web refined system is localized in 32 languages, and can be accessed from anywhere, using any kind of technological device – whether Tablet, mobile phone or PC.
The Helios system contains worldwide maps , for enabling to localize the work of the operator in every chosen region, for either local or cross-border use, an advantage that can be of great significance for fleet managers who supervise cross-border journeys of vehicles.

Worldwide use and operation- Access from anywhere – Track at any time

The Helios has already been installed in hundreds of thousands of vehicles in over 50 countries worldwide, implemented in a wide range of usages, starting with security forces vehicles through distribution trucks to leased employees vehicles.

Open events generator – Personalized and customized system

The Starcom Online Web Application will grant the user the ability to pre-set the system so that it is responsive to any customized event, whether single or multiple, specific or a combination of events. In addition the system will generate a diverse range of reports to assist in improving vehicle management efficiency and compliancy.
The system can trigger email or text message alerts either by a single event (such as excessive vehicle speed) or a combination of events (such as excessive speed in a particular area).

The Helios system is an “open” system which can be configured to integrate with other related solutions such as navigation systems or immobilizers.
Reports can be tailored to cover a number of variables such as fuel consumption, working hours, driving violations and vehicles entering or leaving designated areas.
Recordable events include accidents, speeding, unauthorized loading/unloading and alerts when a specified mileage has been exceeded.

OTA firmware upgrade – Technological uniqueness

Every single parameter of the unit, and even the firmware as a whole, can be remotely programmed OTA (over the air), enabling the remote upgrade of the unit with new features and settings, without the need for removal or re- installation of the unit. Thus saving on high expenses, labor force and the disabling and enabling of vehicles for lengthy hours.

Connection to various networks – The freedom to choose

The Helios control unit supports many different communication protocols, including GSM, CDMA, HSDPA, TCP/ IP and SMS, giving you the freedom to choose what suits your business best.
The Helios can also communicate alerts and information to mobile devices and to the Starcom Control centre (or any specified control centers).

Large number of inputs and outputs – Maximum convenience

  • 8 Digital Inputs: usually used for Ignition, Emergency, Doors, Arming, and Disarming. Each input can be programmed to be used in order to trigger transmissions under any condition, and to arm or disarm the security system.
  • 3 Analog Inputs: each can be set to work in two different measurement scales. Example usages are external temperature sensors or fuel measurement without a need for external sensor.
  • 4 Digital Outputs: Usually used for Lock, Unlock, Siren, and Immobilizer.

Driver identification in four different ways – A variety of complementary solutions

By using alternative Dallas iButtons, Remote Controls, Keypad or RF Keypad Codes, the unit will send the code of the present vehicle driver to the center. This feature will deliver an added level of operational security to your business.

Built in antenna and accelerometer – All in a box solution

The built-in accelerometer serves as both an accident and harsh braking detector, triggering real time alerts for maximal driver and vehicle protection as well as driver behavior monitoring.

Easy installation – User friendly

Simple installation of 4 basic cables. No drilling or complex wiring required.
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