Press Release Summary:
Helping maximize driver productivity, VC6096 in-vehicle/fixed-mount mobile computer delivers real-time communications support with simultaneous wireless voice and data capabilities as well as integrated GPS. It enables collection of business-essential data for transportation as well as logistics providers and also offers tools for automatic monitoring/collection of engine operation information. It can also provide information on mobile workers' driving patterns.
Original Press Release:
Motorola's New In-Vehicle/Fixed Mount Mobile Computer Provides Robust Wireless Connectivity
Rugged VC6096 extends real-time communications support to transportation and logistics customers
HOLTSVILLE, N.Y., Oct. 6 -- The Enterprise Mobility business from Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) today announced the new VC6096 in-vehicle/fixed mount mobile computer -- a rugged all-in-one solution designed to help maximize driver productivity, reduce costs and improve customer service. Built to withstand the rigors of everyday use on the road, the new VC6096 extends the breadth of Motorola's rugged mobile computer offerings with comprehensive wireless voice and data capabilities for transportation and logistics providers.
The VC6096 in-vehicle/fixed mount mobile computer is a versatile solution that enables the collection of business-essential data -- including mileage, location, driver performance and vehicle metrics such as hours of service and arrival and departure times. With integrated GPS, the VC6096 provides the asset visibility needed to support real-time location-based applications from directions for drivers to fleet location for dispatchers. By providing mobile workers with simultaneous voice and data connections via 3.5G WAN connectivity on the GSM network, enterprises can now realize increased productivity and enhanced customer service as a result of route optimization -- reducing the number of miles traveled while helping to ensure customers receive deliveries on schedule.
"The VC6096 improves the efficiency of mobile workers on the road with real-time connectivity and instant communication -- when and where they need it," said Brian Viscount, vice president of mobile computing, Motorola's Enterprise Mobility business. "By enabling organizations to more quickly, easily and accurately capture relevant driver and vehicle data, enterprises will reduce paperwork and increase efficiency by automating the driver logs, time cards, and highway fuel tax reports."
The new VC6096 also improves the safety and lifecycle of vehicle fleets with integrated SAE J1708 and SAE J1939 telematics support. Transportation customers are now armed with the tools for automatic monitoring and collection of engine operation information -- providing dispatchers with visibility into engine error codes to improve overall maintenance, driver productivity, and vehicle utilization. The VC6096 can also provide information on the driving patterns of mobile workers to identify safety issues, eliminate unnecessary wear and tear on vehicles and minimize fuel consumption. In addition, the new VC6096, unlike proprietary solutions, offers an open platform that allows customers to select and control applications and peripherals that best meet their business needs.
"The VC6096 is an exciting in-vehicle/fixed mount mobile computer that will provide enterprise customers with new solutions to increase competitive advantage," said Plamen Petkov, senior vice president of marketing and business development, Datamax O'Neil. "Our global alliance is evidenced in the completed interoperability testing of our printers with the VC6096 through the Motorola Validated Plus program, guaranteeing channel partners and customers a solid hardware solution."
To help customers protect their investment and significantly reduce unforeseen repair expenses, Motorola Enterprise Mobility Services offers Service from the Start with Comprehensive Coverage for the VC6096. From the first day of the hardware purchase, customers can be assured that no matter what is damaged -- from broken displays and keypads to other internal and external components -- the repair is covered. Motorola Enterprise Mobility Services also offers Service from the Start On Site System Support to provide flexible on-site product repair to help maintain peak system performance.
The VC6096 vehicle/fixed-mount mobile computer is expected to be available in the fourth quarter of 2008.
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