Marks the first off-the-shelf Android solution from PeopleNet
PHILADELPHIA and MINNEAPOLIS – October 19, 2015 — PeopleNet® (www.peoplenetonline.com), a Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) Company and leading provider of fleet mobility technology, today announced it is partnering with Samsung Electronics to offer PeopleNet software on Samsung devices. The new off-the shelf mobility solution allows fleets to deploy proprietary company apps, approved third-party programs and PeopleNet software on the same device.
Partnering with Samsung is part of PeopleNet’s broader Company-owned, Personally Enabled (COPE) mobile device strategy to address the market need for multi-platform accessibility and enterprise mobility management.
“This new mobility solution allows us to support all applications a fleet chooses to install while maintaining end-to-end responsibility for our software,” said Mark Kessler, General Manager of Trucking 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 company-allowed personal applications, with the confidence that company work and software won’t be affected.”
Benefits of the PeopleNet-supported Samsung devices will include:
The announcement was made at the annual American Trucking Association (ATA) Management Conference and Exhibition being held in Philadelphia, PA Oct. 17-20.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies, redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions. We are also leading in the Internet of Things space through, among others, our Smart Home and Digital Health initiatives. We employ 319,000 people across 84 countries with annual sales of US $196 billion. To discover more, please visit our official website at www.samsung.com and our official blog at global.samsungtomorrow.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 2015 Commercial Fleet Telematics Competitive Assessment. For more information about PeopleNet and its products, call (888) 346-3486, or visit www.peoplenetonline.com.