Will Provide Drivers with Mobility and Real-Time Analytics
PHOENIX and MINNEAPOLIS, August 25, 2015— PeopleNet® (www.peoplenetonline.com), a Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) Company and leading provider of fleet mobility technology, introduced today its new ConnectedFleet™ Platform, which is the first platform to forge a comprehensive fleet mobility solution that integrates pure SaaS and mobile technologies with real-time predictive analytics. Through PeopleNet’s ConnectedFleet Platform, fleets will now be able to subscribe to specific data based on their needs and receive it as it is published in near real-time.
Products in the ConnectedFleet Platform are interconnected by a fully managed, cloud-based vehicle network, which uses a message-broker design to enable a publish-and-subscribe eco-system for mobile and web-based applications. It connects people, equipment and devices, all the time and everywhere, converting data into actionable information with real-time speed.
“The new PeopleNet ConnectedFleet Platform is the next generation in fleet mobility, enabling new possibilities and capabilities previously not available,” said Mark Kessler, General Manager of Trucking for PeopleNet. “It drives faster integration of new data types from a growing number of truck sensors and solutions that respond more quickly to customer needs for improved safety, enhanced efficiency in logistics, and reduced environmental impact.”
The ConnectedFleet Platform includes:
PeopleNet Mobile Gateway
The PeopleNet Mobile Gateway™ system is an intelligent vehicle-bridging unit that is available factory-fit or installed as an aftermarket solution. It serves as a hub capable of providing connectivity to a variety of devices such as in-cab displays, mobile devices and wearables. The Mobile Gateway, which replaces older-generation onboard computers, operates on high-speed networks and will serve as a wireless access point within the vehicle. The Mobile Gateway connects through PeopleNet’s managed network to a cloud-based infrastructure using high-speed data networks and Wi-Fi when available. Customers can also use satellite communications as an add-on as needed. Through the Mobile Gateway, users can access vehicle or third-party data such as: weather, traffic patterns, dispatch events, and route corrections, to name a few. Users will also have access to video for streaming.
PeopleNet Mobile Software for Android Operating Systems
PeopleNet Mobile Software is now available for Android operating systems. The release of this software supports growing demand for company-owned, personally enabled (COPE) devices. This software gives fleets greater access to a range of commercial-grade mobile devices, matched to individual trucks, with the framework to support and allow some personal enablement. Fleets can select the PeopleNet ConnectedTablet™ option or one of many PeopleNet-certified off-the-shelf devices, depending on specific needs.
This approach gives drivers mobility, while also allowing corporate control of devices in the key areas of security, safety, cost and support measures. “The goal of our ConnectedFleet Platform is to aid in enhancing overall efficiency and the driver experience,” said Kessler. “The concept is based on a very extensive set of connections between drivers and the trucking industry that are extremely easy to access and navigate. We want to help companies retain drivers and potentially attract new drivers with these tools.”
More information about PeopleNet’s fleet management technology products can be found at www.peoplenetonline.com
PeopleNet provides fleet mobility technology for North America’s land transportation industry that enables greater levels of safety, compliance, cost reduction and customer service. The company’s fleet mobility system combines network communications, mobility and analytics to create the next-generation standard in technology-driven fleet performance and decision-making management. Its products are used by more than 2,000 truckload, LTL, private, and energy services fleets in the United States and Canada, including several Fortune 500 companies. The company aggressively develops new products that continue to improve fleet management. PeopleNet is a Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) Company and part of its international Transportation and Logistics Division. PeopleNet was named as a key factor in Trimble’s top ranking by ABI Research’s 2014 Commercial Fleet Telematics Competitive Assessment. For more information about PeopleNet and its products, call (888) 346-3486, or visit www.peoplenetonline.com.