Press Release Summary:
Navman Wireless Fleet Manager allows users to map vehicle and driver locations, analyze vehicle and driver activity, define driver territories, and communicate directly with vehicle operators. Offered as optional add-on, wireless Mobile Data Terminal 860 lets fleet managers send secure 2-way text messages to vehicle operators, who can then respond using customizable, pre-programmed replies. Solution also incorporates features for driver management as well as driver-specific PINs.
Original Press Release:
Navman Introduces Powerful New Mobile Data Terminal for Advanced Fleet Management
Navigation Leader Unveils Enhanced Fleet Communications Technology
Lake Forest, Ill., June 15, 2007 - Navman Wireless Business Solutions (WBS), a leading global provider of vehicle tracking and fleet management solutions, announced today the addition of the advanced new Mobile Data Terminal (MDT) 860 as the latest enhancement to its innovative asset tracking system - the Navman Wireless Fleet Manager.
A powerful optional add-on to its basic vehicle-tracking package, Navman's new MDT 860 offers fleet managers advanced driver management and mobile communications capabilities. Using OnlineAVL, a powerful Windows(TM)-based mobile workforce management interface, fleet managers can send low-cost, reliable and secure two-way text messages to the Mobile Data Terminal (MDT). The MDT enables drivers to receive real-time information, including en-route updates and directions, and allows them to respond to fleet managers using as many as 100 customizable, pre-programmed replies. The versatile solution also incorporates features for driver management. The MDT can be set up to require a unique driver PIN number to facilitate logging driver activities.
Features of the new Navman MDT 860 include one-touch menu navigation; multi-tap (mobile phone style) alphanumeric keys for insertion of letters, numerals and syntax for free form text message composition; an auto-scroll display for quick and convenient message viewing; pop-up indicators for new messaging alerts (e.g. 'new messages', 'inbox full', 'login successful', etc.); a message outbox maintains a record of all communications sent from the device; and the ability to delete sent and received messages. For a personalized feel, the MDT 860 also allows users to configure a number of items such as font size, backlighting and buzzers, to name a few. The enhanced OnlineAVL client interface incorporates new reports that enable customers to review driver logs.
"Navman customers know that tracking both driver and vehicle activities is a critical factor in the success of their businesses", said Renaat Ver Eecke, general manager - Navman Wireless Business Solutions. "Our new MDT 860 gives drivers the ability to more effectively communicate, and fleet mangers the ability to better understand and streamline driver activity. With this information companies will gain better insights into their day-to-day business operations and the power to make changes that directly impact their services to end customers."
The Navman Wireless Fleet Manager takes fleet tracking, driver management and operational efficiency to new heights by allowing businesses to select a solution that best meets their individual needs. Fully integrating powerful fleet management software and Navman's GPS Navigation Technology, the Navman Wireless Fleet Manager allows fleet managers to map vehicle and driver locations, analyze vehicle and driver activity (e.g. stops, mileage and idleness), define driver territories, and communicate directly with vehicle operators. A completely scalable and economical solution, the Navman Wireless Fleet Manager is suited for businesses with any fleet size and is the only vehicle management system that offers per-vehicle, fixed-rate pricing.
The Navman Wireless Fleet Manager is priced from $1.50 per vehicle per day for comprehensive tracking, from $1.77 per vehicle per day for tracking and MDT messaging, and from $2.10 per vehicle per day for tracking, messaging and in-vehicle navigation. For more information on the complete Navman Wireless Fleet Manager solution, Navman Wireless Business Solutions and its entire product line, please visit navman.com/wireless/us or call 866-527-9896.
Navman is a recognized world leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of high-quality GPS, and mobile positioning systems. Navman's Wireless Division offers a wide range of in-car navigation and vehicle/fleet tracking products. The company's unique hardware designs and sophisticated software applications are intended for businesses that want to capitalize on the advantages offered by emerging technology solutions, which provide rapid cost savings and increased productivity. The company has supplied AVL (Automatic Vehicle Location) solutions to Vodafone, AMScott, and Prima Distribution, to name a few. Navman is committed to the creation of world-class products that add value to its broad base of users. Navman's success comes from taking high cost, sophisticated technologies and applying them to mass markets. The company's growth is fueled by its reputation for providing reliable, innovative products to its OEM customer base and through its own distribution network and partners with the Navman brand name.
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