PHILADELPHIA and MINNEAPOLIS – March 7, 2016 — PeopleNet® (www.peoplenetonline.com), a Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) Company and leading provider of fleet mobility technology, today announced a new service as part of its ConnectedFleet™ platform: Managed Mobility Solutions. Through Managed Mobility Solutions, PeopleNet customers who support a Company-Owned, Personally Enabled (COPE) communications device strategy will be able to rely on industry-leading encryption technology to deploy a multi-platform enterprise mobility management solution.
PeopleNet’s ConnectedFleet Managed Mobility Solution will be available for the first time with Samsung Electronics America, which will offer PeopleNet software on Samsung’s Galaxy Tab A. Fleets who have COPE drivers who purchase this off-the-shelf Samsung Android tablet can confidently deploy proprietary company apps and approved third-party programs on the same device that runs their PeopleNet software.
Partnering with Samsung is part of PeopleNet’s focus to address the market need for multi-platform accessibility and enterprise mobility management. This effort was demonstrated through PeopleNet’s recently announced ConnectedFleet platform, which allows fleets to subscribe to specific data based on their needs and receive it as published in near real time.
“Through our ConnectedFleet Managed Mobility Solution, we can support all applications a fleet chooses to install while maintaining end-to-end responsibility for our software,” said Tom Fansler, Executive Vice President, Product for PeopleNet. “Given the focus and priority on retaining drivers and giving them the tools they need, this solution gives drivers the flexibility to use the device on their own time, running their own personal applications, while giving companies the confidence that its work and proprietary software won’t be affected.”
Each device, with or without the mobility management service, will be encrypted through industry-leading Mobile Device Management (MDM) technology. Benefits of the PeopleNet-loaded Samsung tablets will include the ability to:
The announcement was made at the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) 2016 Annual Convention being held in Las Vegas from March 6-9.
About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), is a recognized innovation leader in consumer electronics design and technology. A wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., SEA delivers a broad range of digital consumer electronics, IT and home appliance products. Samsung is the market leader for HDTVs in the U.S and America’s fastest growing home appliance brand. To discover more of the award-winning products you love with Samsung, please visit www.samsung.com and for the latest Samsung news, please visit news.samsung.com/us and follow on Twitter @SamsungNewsUS.
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 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 2015 Commercial Fleet Telematics Competitive Assessment. For more information about PeopleNet and its products, call (888) 346-3486, or visit www.peoplenetonline.com.