Sunday, October 12, 2014

MeterSync 2.0 Now Works With Most DDS-Compatible Taximeters

MeterSync 2.0, available on Google Play, is now compatible with most taximeters that are able to communicate with DDS mobile terminals. Given the widespread use of these terminals, MeterSync should now be capable of working with most taximeters used in North America.

Taximeters that have built-in bluetooth capabilities, such as Record Technologies Record CG3, should be usable out of the box. Serial-capable taximeters, such as the Centrodyne S600 series, require a simple Bluetooth/RS-232 adapter.

Track your fares with MeterSync, and use your clipboard for what it was designed for -- keeping food out of your lap.

The MeterSync developer API is currently undergoing revisions to make it easier than ever to keep your Android dispatching app aware of what the taximeter is doing. Stay tuned for further updates.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

MeterSync Connects Android, Centrodyne Taximeters

MADISON, WI - MeterSync, released today by Codeversant, is the first Android app to provide automated generation of a daily trip sheet for taxicabs equipped with Centrodyne S600 Series taximeters. Utilizing a standard RS-232/Bluetooth adapter, MeterSync records, timestamps and geocodes each taximeter On/Off event to provide a comprehensive and accurate trip sheet automatically. 

The tripsheet data can be shared to a variety of destinations, including GMail, Google Docs, Dropbox, Evernote, and more.  Drivers and fleet operators can upload the data generated by MeterSync to generate a Google Map of their business for analysis.

Optimized for both phones and tablets, MeterSync can display and reset the daily and accumulated meter totals, enable and disable the meter, and display the current firmware configuration and any meter error codes. 

In addition, MeterSync provides a simple API for other taxi software developers to read the current meter state, and get notified of meter on/off events, including fare totals. This allows android developers to quickly provide taximeter integration in their own apps, without having to deal with Bluetooth Serial code.

The software developers at Codeversant have decades of experience creating software for the taxi industry. The lead developer of MeterSync spent many years behind the wheel himself. MeterSync was created with taxi drivers and fleet operators in mind.