Press Release Summary:
MobileSync(TM) multi-mode, over-the-air, application management solution consists of integrated digital cellular and satellite communications platform that delivers high-speed data download and ubiquitous coverage. It instantly makes new features available, allowing fleets to select and implement additional applications on-the-fly. SmartCom(TM) LCR switches between digital cellular and satellite networks based on available coverage.
Original Press Release:
XATA Releases Multi-Mode Communications Platform
Satellite Coverage Coupled With Digital Cellular Enables Unmatched Fleet Productivity Gains
MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 11, XATA Corporation (NASDAQ:XATA), the leader in onboard fleet management systems for private fleet transportation, today released an integrated digital cellular and satellite communications platform that delivers both high-speed data download and ubiquitous coverage, eliminating the traditional bandwidth and gap limitations facing fleets trying to efficiently operate in real-time.
The combination of third-generation digital cellular and satellite networks creates a speed and coverage advantage allowing fleets to optimize resources in real-time, while reducing on-going wireless communication and software management costs.
XATA MobileSync(TM) patent pending, over-the-air application management instantly makes new features available and reduces the cost of updating software in the vehicle, allowing fleets to select and implement additional applications "on the fly" and overcoming the traditional implementation bottlenecks associated with onboard technology.
"The challenges for today's fleet operators are to improve productivity and reduce costs real-time," said Peter Thayer, chief technical officer for XATA. "Our new digital cellular and satellite offering delivers the best of both worlds -- high-speed data transfer coupled with ubiquitous coverage to help fleets move faster and operate smarter in the field."
Third generation digital networks eliminate the slower download speeds and unpredictable cost structures of first-generation analog cellular systems. Analog cellular coverage is also expected to decline with the FCC ruling allowing carriers to turn off analog support in favor of next generation digital networks in 2007. Complimenting digital cellular, satellite communication provides cost-effective messaging from anywhere in the world, often from areas beyond the geographic and economic reach of traditional satellite and cellular systems.
XATA's SmartCom(TM) LCR uses a "least cost" approach to routing by switching between digital cellular and satellite networks based on available coverage. By detecting and processing communication conditions in real-time instead of back at the office, fleets minimize transmission costs and control the recurring communication charges that can negatively impact return on investment.
XATA revolutionized the industry in 1999 with the introduction of SmartCom(TM), allowing fleets to choose between wireless network technologies and providing intelligent exception-based tools to control airtime costs -- bringing wireless communication within the reach of private fleet operations. Today, with the introduction of multi-mode technology with XATA MobileSync(TM), fleets have a solution that optimizes wireless cost, performance and software management.
A pioneer in onboard fleet management solutions since 1985, XATA revolutionized the trucking industry by being the first to introduce paperless driver logs, exception-based reporting and dynamically updated fleet standards. Today, XATA continues to lead the industry by seamlessly combining global positioning, wireless communication and fleet management software to help companies optimize the efficiency of their fleets. The Company's proven solutions enable its customers to reduce fuel costs, increase productivity, improve safety and enhance customer service. Today, XATA systems increase the productivity of more than 30,000 trucks at over 1,000 distribution centers across North America. For more information, visit www.xata.com/ or call 1-800-745-9282.
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