Sprint Debuts Geotab Plug-and-Play Fleet Solutions to States and Local Government Entities
Sep 17, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
Sprint and Geotab announced that Geotab plug-and-play fleet management solutions are now available to states, local government entities and authorized non-profit organizations purchasing on the Western States Contracting Alliance (WSCA/NASPO) cooperative purchasing contract.
According to a release, WSCA/NASPO is a national consortium of states that enables multi-state contracting to help states and local government entities acquire quality services in a cost effective and efficient manner.
Recognized as a company in fleet solutions, Geotab noted it offers one of the most versatile and powerful plug-and-play fleet management solutions on the market today. This solution combines the simplicity of plug-and-play with analytics and Web-based user tools and reports to help customers effectively manage their fleet by knowing in real time where their vehicles are and what they are doing.
Geotab solutions with the GO6 device enable fleet managers to track and monitor vehicle locations, identify driving behaviors, optimize driver dispatch and routing, and improve the overall health of their fleets with maintenance reminders and alerts. Additionally, Geotab now offers the ability to track each driver even if they are driving different vehicles.
The GO6 is a proprietary device designed and engineered by Geotab. It offers the versatility to support any type of vehicle with the use of a special J-BUS adaptor and the unique ability to expand capabilities with Garmin navigation, Iridium satellite, sensors, and other add-ons using a special expander cable called the IOX. The device plugs into the vehicle's OBDII (OBD2) port - where it then reads and sends vehicle health, location, and driving style information back to the Geotab Web-based application.
"We are pleased to extend our current Geotab Connected Fleet solution to states and local agencies," said Ben Vos, vice president and general manager, Emerging Solutions Group, Sprint. "Plug-and-play fleet management solutions are a key part of our portfolio, providing a powerful, yet easy-to-use tool for driving impactful savings and efficiencies. Geotab solutions align well with Sprint's commitment to safe and secure driving. We also look forward to continuing to supply a great value, network and solutions to WSCA/NASPO."
Sprint added its open approach to M2M is built on network architecture, combined with collaborative relationships among customers, vendors and Sprint's dedicated team of experienced solutions engineers. Sprint brings all these elements together with a focus on understanding each fleet operator's business, then acting as an integrator to produce the most efficient solutions package for the specific need.
Sprint added its secure network supports connected fleet solutions by enabling accuracy and reliability for a range of telematics applications. To ensure that the demand for telematics and other solutions will be met, Sprint has embarked on Network Vision, a multiyear network initiative designed to enhance customers 'experience with faster data speeds, improved voice quality and easier connectivity.
Geotab is a member of the Sprint Connected Fleet portfolio of fleet management solutions. For more information, contact a Sprint Direct Business representative.
Sprint Emerging & Wholesale Solutions provides platform solutions serving a broad range of industries and customers.
Sprint offers a range of wireless and wireline communications services.
Geotab is a company focused on the area of GPS fleet management and vehicle telematics.
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