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ERA Essentials is a GPS vehicle tracking solution. An intelligent, but simple interface to manage the day to day running of your fleet.

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Features and functions

Live Map View

Live Map ViewKnow where your vehicles are in real time, with live status updates and locations.  All your vehicles can be easily viewed on a single screen.  By knowing your vehicles status and movements you can increase productivity, improve your customer service and save time calling your drivers to find out where they are.

Turn by turn updates

Turn by Turn UpdatesLive 15 second turn by turn updates provide the fleet manager with a high level of accuracy, journey and activity detail. 

Historical tracking

Historical Tracking - 1 DayTrackitnow store your data for a minimum of 6 years and it is available 24/7/365.  All journeys displayed are colour coded on the map to show the speeds that the vehicle was travelling and all stops are numbered. There is a `trip stops` summary showing the address with times and colour coded icons to show stopped, idling, PTO engaged and driving events.  Graphs also show speed, ignition on/off and idling times.  All journeys and idle periods are itemised so that you can easily see where to improve fleet efficiency.

Route Reporting

Route ReportingTo help identify and eliminate vehicles overlapping on routes and inefficient schedules you can, either by day or by week, re-run and check the overlap of the routes for up to 6 vehicles at the same time. Each vehicle is shown in a different colour, and all of the stops are numbered to help you easily optimise your fleets operation.  This is a key management tool that will help fleets operating with multiple depots or groups of vehicles covering overlapping regions or territories.

Two way SMS centre

Two Way SMS CentreThe built in FREE two way SMS centre allows you to send and receive messages directly from the ERA tracking software.  All SMS's are sent for free to UK mobiles and are stored for a minimum of 6 years. 

Unlimited zones / alerts

Unlimited ZonesGeofence Zones trigger easily recognisable location alerts by on-screen pop up, email or any SMS text message recipient. Alert time parameters can be set up to notify any SMS or email recipient in or out of working hours.  Typical Geofence Zones are:  Home, Office, Customers, Suppliers, No-go areas, London Congestion Charge (CCZ), Refueling points, Security sensitive locations and any location where the convenience of a user friendly name is more easily recognisable than a long formal address.  On screen Trip stops summary reports and all paper or PDF reports are easier to read and feel more familiar to the reader.

Real time era alerts

Real Time AlertsWhenever one of your vehicles goes in or out of a Geofence Zone, an SMS is received, or if a vehicle breaks your set speed limit then you can receive a visual and audible alert in the ERA client.

User level control

User Level ControlAllows the main admin user to assign vehicles to users without having to contact your provider to make the change.

Points of interest

Points of InterestYou are able to have points of interest highlighted on the map as coloured 'houses'.  These will help you optimise your fleet movements and easily see where the chosen locations are on the map. 


Mapping - Bing with birdseyeTrackitnow use high resolution web based mapping, offering full street addresses along with satellite imagery. 

Fleet Management Features

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Fleet Management Features

Full reporting

All of our reports have been designed to give you the information required to run your business efficiently.  You can instantly view your fleets performance reports or choose to have the reports automatically emailed to you when you want them, daily, or weekly without having to login to the ERA system.  

With over 30 reports to choose from, you can be sure that we have a report that fits your requirements.  We store the tracking data for a minimum of 6 years and the historical reporting is instantly available when required.  All reports are available in PDF and most in Excel formats. 

Scheduled reports - can be automatically emailed to the required members of staff or management team, e.g. a timesheet report can be sent to your inbox every day you wish to select, or can be emailed directly to your wages clerk to verify overtime claims.

Just some of the key reports within any of the ERA tracking platforms (client, web and mobile based) to help you manage your fleet are:

  • Timesheet -  shows the start and stop time, along with miles driven and number of stops for every day.
  • Journey -  shows details on every journey taken including full address, Geofence zone, time taken, trip costs and much more.
  • Speeding - shows all journeys where the vehicle exceeded the maximum speed limit set by your company.
  • Group report - shows totals for miles driven, time driving, time stopped, idling costs, driving costs and much more.


Driver Behaviour

The Trackitnow device monitors the movements of the vehicle every second and uses a set of defined limits to alert on Harsh Acceleration, Harsh Braking and Harsh Cornering.   Reduce fuel consumption, accidents and unnecessary wear and tear with live driver feedback and alerting.  Historical driver behaviour reporting can be used in conjunction with targeted driver behaviour training.

True Engine Running

All Trackitnow hardware supports our unique TER (True Engine Running) technology that only reports idling when the vehicles engine is actually running.  The savings from reducing idling in your fleet can easily pay for the tracking implementation.  For example, a typical HGV may waste £2.50 worth of fuel if it idled for an hour.

Fleet grouping

Simple and easy to use tool to allow the vehicles to be split into separate groups, e.g. separating a sales team and engineering team.  The vehicles can be grouped to allow easy viewing of locations to help optimise routes, viewing by specific users and the object icons can be colour coded for ease of use.  

Cost Centres

If you have more than one division or depot, our simple cost centre feature can be used to allocate each vehicle to the correct division or depot.  Each cost centre is then accounted for separately on the monthly direct debit invoice.  

Fleet Management

With small or large fleets, managing the vehicle servicing and MOT dates can become a never ending task.  With the Trackitnow system, email reports and alerts are sent directly to the fleet manager with: MOT date, servicing dates, insurance renewal and road fund licence renewal dates.  Automatic email alerts are sent before and when any of these become due, to help plan your servicing. 

CO2 Monitoring

The comprehensive CO2 output information enables you to easily make fleet and company CO2 declarations. 


Easy to read speed coloured tracks with graphs and full speeding reporting gives the fleet manager all the information required to manage vehicle speeding in the fleet.

Fuel usage / cost

Comprehensive fuel usage information is stored against each vehicle on all journeys and idles are costed.  The detailed and summary report gives the fleet manager all the information to monitor the fuel usage and understand where the waste is within the fleet.

ODO meter readings

The ERA software will keep track of the vehicles odometer reading, helping you manage the fleet and vehicle servicing.

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Optional features that can be added to ERA Essentials.  Please contact our sales team for further information or a live on screen demo.

Driver behaviour feedback screen

The Driver Feedback Screen will alert the driver when any harsh driving incident has been recorded.  The screen will alert visually and audibly on each harsh incident and will advise on the type of harsh driving incident that has been recorded.  

CANBus Integration

CANBus integration can be added to any FMS enabled HGV's and over 200 makes & models of car and van.  This integration will allow you to see actual fuel consumption, fuel used, throttle pedal position and many more features.  Trackitnow can also supply an FMS adapter to add connectivity to non FMS enabled HGV's and light commercial vehicles.

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Tacho Integration

Tacho integration will offer full driver identification and download automatically from the drivers card, and will show the current status, e.g: driving, rest, break and availability to work.  The remote download of the tachograph data at scheduled intervals will relieve the burden on the fleet manager for collecting the data as per DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) requirements.  

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Driver Identification

Driver ID couples vehicle activity information with the specific driver.  This offers a wide range of reports that can be produced against the driver giving the company detailed information on which vehicles the driver has driven, driver based time sheets and driver based journey information.  The drivers are displayed alongside the vehicle on the main tracking screen giving an easy view of who is driving the vehicles, rather than manually assigning drivers to vehicles.  Easy to use shortcuts allow the users to text the driver directly from the ERA software. 

Privacy Button

There will be times when business vehicles or personal vehicles will be used outside of company hours and this is where the privacy button comes into its own.  The privacy solution allows the driver to keep personal use of the vehicle masked from users.  When the driver activates the privacy solution the ERA software masks the vehicles location and all reports have the address marked as private.  At the end of each journey the privacy button resets, and when the next journey is started it alerts the driver to choose a Business Journey or a Private one.  Keeping tracking of business and private miles allows companies to conform to the HMRC private use requirements.

EU roaming SIM cards

All Trackitnow tracking devices are supplied with SIM cards that can easily be enabled for EU roaming.  Remote activation of EU roaming can easily be enabled by the Trackitnow office, if a vehicle is travelling abroad.

Worldwide roaming SIM cards

All Trackitnow tracking devices are supplied with SIM cards that can easily be enabled for worldwide roaming.  Remote activation of worldwide roaming can easily be enabled by the Trackitnow office, if a vehicle is travelling abroad.

Garmin navigation integration

Garmin Trackitnow integration will allow users to send jobs directly to the Garmin dashboard mounted navigation device and easily establish the ETA of the vehicle. The benefits of Garmin integration are that it offers more control of your fleet, improved response times, accurate ETA's and saves time route planning for the driver. 

Mobile workforce integration

Trackitnow offer their own mobile work force solution that is built into the ERA solution.  This allows users to send jobs directly to their drivers or fitters mobile phone or tablet and see status updates as they carry out the work.  Trackitnow also offer bespoke mobile workforce solutions for larger customers that require a more comprehensive solution.  For more information please contact Trackitnow.

Temperature monitoring - Ambient

The Trackitnow real time temperature monitoring solution simultaneously reports on the temperature from a string of temperature sensors.  If the temperature goes above or below pre-defined temperatures levels then instant alerts are sent directly to the ERA software.  A full log of all the temperatures recorded during the journey are easily available to be reported on for a minimum of 6 years and this supplies all the data required for proof of delivery and transit at the correct temperature.

Accident camera

Trackitnow have teamed up with Smartwitness and Novus Insurance Approved accident camera's.  The accident camera's support forward and rearward facing camera's, that link directly to the Trackitnow tracking device.  Every time the accident camera records an event it will alert the ERA software and record an event on its SD card.  The benefits of this solution is that it helps to protect the driver against - crash for cash, false / exaggerated whiplash claims and conflicting reports of actual events. A scheduled report can be sent to the fleet manager when a camera event has been recorded.  All events are stored on the SD card in the camera which can be simply removed and the events and recordings downloaded onto a Windows PC. [Click here to open info on Novus cameras] [Click here to open info on Smartwitness cameras]

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Support Features

Free software updates

Trackitnow regularly provide free automatic software updates to keep our customers updated with the very latest functionality.  All software and hardware is developed by our in-house team. Trackitnow have been developing award winning solutions since 2008.  All platforms are now covered including ERA Windows client software, MAC web and  smartphone and tablet versions are always evolving.  Download and install the `one-click` ERA software application here.

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Using the Trackitnow ERA solution you can track your fleet in real time on any internet connected device.  With solutions for PC's, Apple Mac's, tablets, phones and any internet connected device, you can monitor your fleets movements from anywhere.  

All Network roaming UK Simcards

We were one of the first tracking companies to offer a full UK roaming SIM card (using all the mobile networks in the UK, Vodafone, O2, Orange, T-Mobile, EE and Three) as standard with all of our tracking solutions.  This gives our customers the extra confidence that wherever the vehicle goes in the UK it has a much higher chance of sending its locations to our UK servers.  

Trackitnow Guarantee

Trackitnow offer a unique service level guarantee to all off its customers.  Terms and conditions apply. 

Lifetime warranty

All rental devices supplied by Trackitnow come with a full contract term lifetime hardware exchange, parts and labour warranty.   Purchased equipment and bundled contracts benefit a 12 month parts and labour warranty. Extended parts and labour warranties are available upon request for a small monthly fee.

Service Guarantee

Trackitnow have their own private cloud server solution to provide our customers with one of the most resilient vehicle tracking platforms on the market.  Using the latest technology available, Trackitnow can offer 100% redundancy across their server architecture, ensuring our customers stay connected and in touch with their vehicle locations.

UK Customer Service Centre

Our UK based customer support team in Northamptonshire are available to help you with software training, booking of installations and any support requirements. Trackitnow predominantly operate in the UK, but also have customers in over 21 European countries.

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ERA Icon essentials

Live Turn by Turn updates


Live 15 second updates


Historic Tracking Relays

Data stored for 6 years

Google Maps


Traffic Alerts


All UK GSM Network SIM Card


Timesheet reports

Live and emailed weekly

Small Business Reports


Scheduled Reports

emailed when you need them

Excel Reporting


Geo-fence Zones


Geo-fence Zone alerts by
SMS & email


Points of Interest


Fleet Management

Manage MOT, Tax and Servicing

Free Mobile Apps & Web Based


Lifetime On Site Parts & Labour Warranty


Instant Journey Reports

Mini Trip Stops

Driver Behaviour

Harsh Accelerating, Braking & Cornering

Vehicle Grouping


FREE Two Way SMS Centre

Messages to your Drivers

Nearest Vehicle Search


User controlled access to vehicles


Road speed limits and reporting


ERA Client Desktop Software


Google Streetview


Full Reporting Suite


Cost Centres

Split your bill between different areas of your business

Idling Reports

Shows excessive idling of vehicles

Driver Behaviour Reports


Graphical Reporting on Speeding & Idling


Driver Identification


Optional £3 per month

Driver Feedback Screen


Optional £3 per month

HMRC Business / Private Mileage Button & Reporting


Optional £2.50 per month

CANBus Fuel Usage Reporting on HGV, LGV, Car & Van



HGV Tachograph Remote Download



Battery Backup



Extra Digital Input

Can be connected to a PTO


Covert Install



Motion Tracker &
Motion 2

Easy to DIY Install & Transfer


Motion 2
OBD II Tracker

Motion 2
OBD II Tracker

EU Roaming


Optional £2 per month

Optional £2 per month