MINNEAPOLIS, July 22, 2013 –PeopleNet®, a leading provider of fleet mobility solutions that reduce cost per mile, improve safety/compliance and enable profitable growth, today announced that the U.S. Patent Office has granted a patent to the company that uniquely enhances data delivery to meet customers’ mission-critical communication needs. PeopleNet Vice President of Software Jim Lowell said, “Telematics has become mission critical for managing fleets effectively. This patent is the most recent example of our commitment to meet customers’ high expectations for data delivery and network reliability. Our Network Operations Center can now monitor data delivery performance to and from each of our hundreds of thousands installed units across multiple terrestrial and satellite providers and thousands of system elements to ensure even higher reliability.”
PeopleNet’s new patent monitoring tools enable the company to provide the most reliable, consistent monitoring in the transportation technology area, minimize interruptions in data delivery, and shave off hours of issue resolution. When the NOC detects a data delivery issue, it determines the root cause. In the case of a wireless network issue, it takes corrective actions, which include notifying the carrier(s), routing around the impacted area and confirming resolution.
“We’re able to stay ahead of the curve,” said Lowell. “By the time our customers call to report an issue, we’ve typically already sent reports to the wireless carriers in the impacted markets.” The patent includes tabular and map-based visual reports of real-time views of all cellular markets across North America. Lowell added that these expedite resolution, and help PeopleNet provide premium cellular network performance to its customers.
PeopleNet is exclusively focused on providing innovative Internet-based and integrated fleet mobility systems to improve North America’s trucking industry’s fleet management. Its products are used by nearly 1,500 truckload, LTL, private, and service fleets in the United States and Canada, including several Fortune 500 companies. Reputed for its customer-driven technological innovation, unparalleled flexibility, and proactive customer care, PeopleNet was the first major technology provider to offer Internet-based communications to the transportation industry 15 years ago. Since then, the company has aggressively developed new products that continue to improve fleet management. Industry recognition of the company’s leadership includes: Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award, Inbound Logistics Top 100 Award; Food Logistics’ 100 Top Technology Solutions and Service Providers; Frost & Sullivan Market Engineering Award; Minnesota High Tech Association Tekne Awards; and M2M Value Chain Award. PeopleNet is part of Trimble’s® (NASDAQ: TRMB) international Transportation and Logistics division and a key factor in Trimble’s top ranking by ABI Research’s 2013 Commercial Fleet Telematics Competitive Assessment. For more information about PeopleNet and its products, call (888) 346-3486, or visit www.peoplenetonline.com.