March 15, 2006

Waypoint adds Fleet Management with FleetBoss

Using a GPS navigation system for optimized routing can shave time off every stop, leading to huge savings. Thats one of the reasons FleetBoss Global Positioning Solutions, Inc., based in Fern Park, FL., is now offering the fleet industry Mobile Crossings WayPoint GPS for both in-vehicle and hand-held navigation. The WayPoint is a complete navigation system that features optimized routing, vehicle logging, real-time traffic and weather reports, turn-by-turn spoken directions, complete area and national maps, and the ability to hold entire regions of the United States on-board without any additional memory cards.

According to Newport Communications Group (2004), 22 percent of fleets in the United States consist of over 500 vehicles per fleet. If using a WayPoint navigation system saves 10 minutes per day per vehicle, the return-on-investment savings in billable hours is substantial, said Brian Carroll, President of FleetBoss. The addition of an advanced GPS system like the WayPoint will give fleet drivers a technology edge that will help them be more productive and efficient.

The WayPoint gives drivers tremendous flexibility. The GPS can be unplugged and data collection modules can be easily used with the WayPoint, said Calvin Chu, Product Manager for Mobile Crossing, based in Sunnyvale, CA. For some fleets, its helpful to have a fully Windows Mobile-compatible handheld device like the WayPoint for running field applications.

Among the features of the WayPoint is real-time proximity alerts, which are pop up messages that notify the driver of nearby points of interest, such as gas stations, and a text-to-speech module that reads street names aloud. The WayPoint is fully compatible with CompactFlash based bar code, magnetic stripe and RFID scanners.

The WayPoint is also a personal organizer since it has PDA capabilities built-in. It also includes Mobile Crossings award winning Bluetooth GPS.

The WayPoint comes with a vehicle kit with integrated charger, amplified speakers and a desktop charger USB cradle. It also has a full-color moving navigation maps on a bright touch screen display that is intuitive and readable in day light as well as low glare night conditions.

FleetBoss

As the premier GPS fleet management provider since 1998, FleetBoss has always been much more than a supplier of products or boxed services. With over 5,000 satisfied customers, FleetBoss has built upon its tremendous success in vehicle tracking and driver accountability by Going Beyond GPS to offer total business operations solutions. FleetBoss is constantly seeking new and innovative ways to provide value and a high return on investment for its clients. FleetBoss automatic vehicle location (AVL) GPS fleet management solutions have generated millions of dollars in savings and revenue for thousands of clients both in North America and abroad. Today, FleetBoss is moving beyond GPS to expand into equally crucial business operational areas such as workforce automation and mobile data solutions.

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Posted by Scott Martin at March 15, 2006 8:32 PM

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