TFM screen-based systems now include high-definition displays
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Golf courses now have more Textron Fleet Management (TFM) solutions to help track pace-of-play, enforce geofencing and monitor the performance of their vehicle fleets. Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc. is expanding its TFM offerings to include screenless technology, called Shield, and also is updating its existing screen-based systems with high-definition displays.
“The TFM team recognized the need for a cost-effective solution for courses to optimize fleet performance without requiring a screen inside the vehicle,” said Michael R. Parkhurst, Vice President, Golf for Textron Specialized Vehicles. “The Shield system allows courses to leverage the latest technology integrated in the car to control, track and protect their fleet vehicle investment.”
Shield screenless technology and other TFM systems empower golf course owners and managers with extensive, real-time information to help monitor, maintain and protect their golf car fleet. The systems feature geofencing capabilities with remote vehicle shutdown that allow courses to keep vehicles within specified boundaries for added safety and security. TFM screen-based systems also offer unique features to enhance the golfer’s experience, including real-time tournament scoring, and integrated advertising and video messages.
New high-definition screens on the TFM 7, TFM 7EX and TFM 10EX systems are standard and have a faster processor for crisper video resolution even on the sunniest of days. The systems now include better speakers with clearer audio and are near-field communication (NFC) and Bluetooth capable, allowing additional features and enhancements to be added easily in the future.
Additional Textron Fleet Management features include:
– Remote amp-hour and odometer monitoring
– State-of-charge reports
– Charging histories for electric vehicles
– Vehicle travel histories
– Fleet utilization and rotation reports
– Remote diagnostics
TFM software is web-based, which allows its systems to be managed both from clubhouse PCs and from smartphones and tablets anywhere on the course.
Textron Fleet Management will showcase its systems during the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Florida, Jan. 24-26 in booth 2431. Learn more about TFM’s customizable solutions at textronfleetmgmt.com.
About Textron Fleet Management
Textron Fleet Management (TFM), a brand of Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc., provides GPS-based solutions to golf course operators to help them maintain the performance of their vehicles and equipment, monitor on-course activity, and provide an enhanced experience for their golfers. A range of TSM systems are available to meet the diverse needs of courses, from Shield screenless technology to TFM 7, 7EX and 10EX screen-based systems, now equipped with high-definition displays. For more information, visit textronfleetmgmt.com.
About Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc.
Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc., a Textron Inc. company, is a leading global manufacturer of golf cars, utility and personal transportation vehicles, snowmobiles, side-by-sides, all-terrain vehicles, professional turf-care equipment, and ground support equipment. Textron Specialized Vehicles markets products under the E-Z-GO®, Cushman®, Arctic Cat®, Textron Off Road™, Jacobsen®, Dixie Chopper®, Ransomes®, TUG™, Douglas™, Premier™ and Safeaero™ brands. Its vehicles are found in environments ranging from golf courses to factories, airports to planned communities and theme parks to hunting preserves.
About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, Textron Off Road, Arctic Cat, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information, visit: www.textron.com
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