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Dialog Enterprise’s Smart Fleet paves way for efficient demining in North East

Ties up with Mines Advisory Group Sri Lanka

Cristy McLennan, Country Director, Mine Advisory Group Sri Lanka, paid a courtesy visit to Dialog Axiata Head Office and met Navin Pieris, Group Chief Officer Dialog Enterprise, Dialog Axiata PLC  to mark the long standing relationship between the two parties. Also seen in the picture Mahendran Pradeep,  Communications Coordinator, Mine Advisory Group Sri Lanka, Shakya Wijerama,  Product Manager, IoT, Dialog Axiata PLC, Ahmad Thanweer Nishath, Country Finance Manager, Mine Advisory Group Sri Lanka, Muhammad Khubaib, Account Manager, Dialog Axiata PLC, Venura Mendis, Head of ICT Business, Dialog Axiata PLC, Chiranthana Weraniyagoda, Product Head, IoT, Dialog Axiata PLC

Dialog Enterprise, the corporate ICT solutions arm of Dialog Axiata PLC, has tied up with Mines Advisory Group Sri Lanka (MAG) to equip purpose-built vehicles with its innovative Smart Fleet real-time GPS driven vehicle tracking system.

This marks an unprecedented leap forward in terms of assisting the ongoing demining operations in the northern & eastern provinces covering, Vavuniya, Mannar, Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu, Batticaloa and Trincomalee.

MAG has been working in Sri Lanka since 2002, locating and removing landmines, unexploded ordnance and other remnants of war systematically.

In order to carry out this large-scale operation consisting of over 900 staff, MAG relies on a fleet of heavy vehicles which include excavators, lorries, double cabs and bowsers to ensure an effective and smooth operation. Approximately 95% of MAG vehicles have been fitted with the Smart Fleet solution which provides precise data on vehicle movement, location, unauthorised usage, security and fuel consumption.

Several demining sites are located in remote areas with less telecommunication facilities, therefore the availability of a GPS tracking system utilising smart fleet technology allows the detection of vehicle and team members at any given time to ensure their safety and security.

MAG Sri Lanka Head of Support Services Kevin Klerx said; “Thanks to this innovative solution provided by Dialog Enterprise, we are able to track all of our vehicles in the field with the GPS tracking system. Besides that, we also have fuel sensors installed in most of our vehicles.

We require approximately 40,000 litres of diesel per month to carry out our operational tasks, hence it is vital for us to understand the fuel consumption, in order to make comparisons with previous data to derive analytical calculations of the fuel consumption and cost.”

Dialog Smart Fleet uses real-time satellite connectivity to track routes, speed and other vehicle diagnostics. This fleet management solution transmits information on vehicle location and driver analytics while monitoring maintenance issues. It alerts fleet operators on accidents, breakdowns and thefts, helping to reduce rash vehicle usage and abuse.

Dialog Enterprise, Dialog Axiata PLC Group Chief Officer Navin Pieris said, “In the case of MAG, we see our system being deployed for use in a large-scale humanitarian operation. Similarly, this technology is applicable for even small and medium scale businesses. Our fuel sensors will ensure that fleet operators have an accurate understanding of fuel levels and consumption rates. Additional options such as temperature sensors would be ideal for those who transport fresh produce.”


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