Canadian firm In Motion Technology is rolling out a communication and navigation system for fleets called “onboard Nav” crafted with inexpensive, off-the-shelf personal navigation devices.
In Motion said onBoard Nav integrates Garmin personal navigation devices into the firm’s end-to-end mobile networking solution to provide an array of services, including voice-guided navigation combined with historical location data enables analysis of traffic areas and times to provide substantial improvements to future delivery routes.
The company said the main benefit of its new system is reducing the capital costs for providing vehicle communications infrastructure, easily replacing laptops or tablets used by most fleets. Increased productivity and efficiency is also key as the system displays the address of next job on-screen, eliminating the need to initiate a request and subsequent discussion with dispatcher.
In Motion said onBoard Nav’s plug-and-play installation, plus its cost effective messaging functions, s set it apart from other fleet management interface solutions. Compatible Garmin devices simply plug into the onBoard Mobile Gateway, In Motion’s in-vehicle communications platform, allowing communication with drivers using the onBoard Mobility Manager, the company’s web-based mobile network management dashboard.
“This solution allow people on the road to access and share information – using any device over any network – easily, reliably and securely,” said Tony Morris, In Motion’s vp of sales &marketing. “We can improve fleet dispatching and communications without costly laptops or data terminals, and enhance the efficiency of field crews and their entire mobile operation.”