OAKVILLE, ON, July 15, 2013 /CNW/ - Geotab announced today that it has
launched the world's first telematics Near Field Communications (NFC)
Driver ID solution using an Input-Output-Expander (IOX) that allows for
simultaneous connections and communications to occur with multiple
devices, such as Garmin, Iridium, and HOS. As an addition to its
comprehensive fleet management platform, the technology will now help
managers keep better track of each driver's productivity and on-road
safety - no matter which vehicle they are in.
With one simple touch of the NFC fob, vehicle operators can quickly,
easily, and securely transfer their driver identification information
up to the cloud. Since Geotab's GO6 device allows for multiple
plug-and-play connections, the NFC Driver ID solution can be setup in
minutes. Associating drivers with the vehicles they are in also allows
for the software to generate driver based score reports - a unique
feature in today's telematics industry.
According to Colin Sutherland, Geotab VP, "The newly launched NFC Driver
ID is a telematics industry game-changer that provides a reliable and
accurate solution for businesses which pool their vehicles." Neil
Cawse, Geotab CEO, added "NFC is seeing rapid application expansion
across smartphones, tablets, and laptops. We fully expect to leverage
this technology for future applications."
Although Geotab is launching a new Driver ID solution based on NFC,
Geotab's web-based software, MyGeotab, has been reporting both driver
and vehicle summary value reports for over 10 years. The NFC Driver ID
solution is now available for purchase through Geotab's extensive
Authorized Reseller network. For more information, or to get in touch
with a local reseller in your area, please contact Geotab by visiting www.geotab.com.
For over a decade, Geotab has been a proven industry leader in the area
of GPS fleet management and vehicle telematics. Fortune 500 companies, including 30% of the top
ten fleet and 10% of the top 100 fleets in North America, rely on
Geotab's technology. Since Geotab provides end-to-end, hardware and
software, solutions that are entirely scalable, both enterprise
organizations and small-to-medium sized firms are active users.
Geotab's products are represented and sold worldwide through its
Authorized Reseller network. To learn more, visit www.geotab.com.
SOURCE: Geotab Inc.
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