Expansion of PeopleNet's Managed Network Brings More Reliability and Faster Connectivity to the United States, Canada and Mexico
MINNEAPOLIS, March 30, 2017 /CNW/ -- PeopleNet® (www.peoplenetonline.com), a Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) Company and leading provider of fleet mobility technology, today announced that it is the first fleet management provider to offer a connection to 4G Long-Term Evolution (LTE) networks, now available through its PeopleNet ConnectedFleet™ platform, in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Through the ConnectedFleet platform, fleets can connect their drivers, devices and equipment in real-time to improve efficiencies and increase safety. With the introduction of LTE connectivity, PeopleNet customers can now have the potential for faster connection speeds and the ability to access information more efficiently in geographical areas that previously had little to no coverage.
"The introduction of LTE coverage is part of PeopleNet's continued efforts to evolve our platform to better serve the needs of our customers—both today and in the long term," said Eric Witty, Vice President of Product Management for PeopleNet. "Offering LTE connectivity gives organizations the ability to collect data from vehicles, drivers, and devices faster and more reliably than ever before. This enhanced connectivity can enable quicker decision making when a driver is on duty and also provides more options to drivers who want to stay connected and communicate with family during off-duty time."
In addition to realizing the benefits of LTE bandwidth and speed, customers will continue to gain critical insight into their fleet's coverage through PeopleNet's Managed Network. Unlike other fleet management providers, PeopleNet's monitoring solutions provide highly-detailed wireless network metrics that report minute-by-minute connectivity, coverage depth and latency for all trucks in a fleet.
LTE coverage is available for fleets using the PeopleNet Mobile Gateway, who operate in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
PeopleNet provides solutions to help fleets improve safety and compliance and reduce costs. PeopleNet's network communications, mobility and analytics products are used by more than 2,000 truckload, LTL, private, and energy services fleets throughout North America. PeopleNet was established in 1994 and is headquartered in Minnetonka, Minnesota, with an office in Ontario, Canada. PeopleNet is a Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) Company and part of its international Transportation and Logistics Division. To learn more about PeopleNet and its products, visit www.peoplenetonline.com or call (888) 346-3486.