vMax® Compass – School Bus Routing
Truly web-based school transportation management
Is your current school bus routing solution time-consuming and difficult to manage? Are you able to optimize routes and track vehicles and students in real-time in a single map view without installing software on your computer?
With vMax Compass you can! More than just school bus routing software, vMax Compass, based on routing software from US Computing Inc., is an all-in-one, truly web-based solution for school transportation management. vMax Compass offers tight integration with routing, vehicle tracking, student tracking, and vehicle data status, such as stop arm deployment, DVR Health-Check, and panic alarms, all in one web-based interface, from any Internet connected device.
Truly Web-based Routing
Other software packages claim to have ‘web access’, but all the other routing solutions on the market require specialized software to be installed for full functionality. With vMax Compass there is no software to install or servers to maintain. Simply log in via any web browser to plan safe and efficient routes, and track students & vehicles in real-time.
Completely Integrated Routing, Tracking & Video
Dealing with multiple vendors or worrying about integration issues are a thing of the past. vMax Compass offers one stop for student safety by integrating routing, vehicle tracking, student tracking and video surveillance in a single web-based system.
View Planned vs. Actual Routes in Real-time
Through tight integration with vMax Live Plus fleet tracking, all of your vehicle data can be accessed using the vMax Compass interface. Live vehicle positions, historical tracks and planned routes are displayed in a single map view, eliminating the need to export routes to tracking software to do route comparisons.
Key School Transportation System Features
100% Web-based Transportation Management
There is no software to install or servers to maintain. Simply log in from any web browser and start working. Plan routes, track vehicles and students, or monitor your video surveillance system in real-time.
One Database for Student Information
Student information systems are easily integrated to offer a seamless experience for users. Records can be managed in the student information system and synchronized to vMax Compass.
Standard ESRI-based Maps
ESRI is the global leader in geographic information systems (GIS) with over 98% of all government agencies using ESRI maps for their mapping and planning. vMax Compass is the only student transportation management system that uses ESRI-based maps which can be modified and adjusted to suit the needs of your district.
Track Routes, Vehicles, and Students in Real-time
See live, historical, and planned vehicle tracks in a single map view without the pain of importing GPS position data. Get an up-to-the-minute list of vehicle occupants at the click of a button.
Powerful Routing Software Features
Easy 2-step Route Building
Select the stops that you want to route, the vehicles you want to use, and in less than a few minutes, all your bus routes are automatically generated.
Automatic Route Optimization and Student Assignment
Based on technology used by large logistics operations, such as FedEx and the US Military to route their vehicles, vMax Compass is specifically designed to meet the challenges of school transportation. A powerful route solver will optimize all routes for bell times, mileage, hazards, turn restrictions, special needs equipment and number of vehicles.
A Calendar-based View of Your Routes
If routes are generated in small batches, you can end up with inefficiencies. The tiering module offers the router an intuitive visual layout of all runs, so they can make adjustments to better utilize the buses in the fleet.
Unlimited ‘What if’ Scenarios
Don’t let an emergency situation catch you unprepared. Create unlimited ‘what if’ scenarios you can activate in an emergency.
Logged Route History and Audit Trail
Track who, how, and when someone made changes to routing data. As the route is modified, each revision is stored in the database and can be reactivated if necessary.
Web-based Parent Portal
Post essential school transportation information to a public portal giving parents easy access to transportation eligibility maps, available bus stops, and pick-up and drop-off times.
Turn-by-turn Route Directions
Assist new drivers and ensure route adherence with easy to follow turn-by-turn directions in a number of formats and languages: English, Spanish, and French.