New service provides fleets the ability to integrate and stream vehicle and GPS data into software applications
The DataConnect service enhances the current Networkfleet product by enabling fleets and independent software vendors (ISVs) to take advantage of Networkfleet data by creating integrated solutions to solve a variety of business needs:
- Routing/Dispatching -- By integrating Networkfleet GPS data into routing/dispatching applications, fleet managers can pinpoint current vehicle locations and efficiently route drivers. - Geographic Information Systems (GIS) -- Access to Networkfleet GPS data in GIS applications allows fleet managers to easily pinpoint the nearest vehicle to a customer location on a map and improve response times. - Fleet Management and Asset Management -- Networkfleet diagnostics data integrated into fleet and asset management applications enables fleet managers to schedule immediate repair or maintenance of a vehicle the instant a diagnostic trouble code is triggered.
"We have seen increasing demand by our enterprise customers for data integration. With our DataConnect service, fleets can leverage synergies from the combination of Networkfleet's vehicle data and third-party application data empowering better decision-making," said Paul Washicko, president of Networkcar.
Networkcar's DataConnect service is designed to be efficient, secure and scalable in the transfer of vehicle and GPS data. The service provides Networkfleet customers the option to subscribe to this enhanced service to transfer data to a third-party server.
In addition, the service allows for customization including the selection of various message types such as location or vehicle diagnostics data. Examples of the data provided by the service include mileage, GPS location, idle-time, fuel consumed, trouble codes and vehicle speed. Data is transmitted to the client's application with minimum latency, using industry standard HTTP protocol and XML. The DataConnect service also features data encryption to ensure a high level of security.
Networkfleet collects and organizes detailed location and performance information directly from a vehicle's engine computer and a global positioning system (GPS). This information is then transmitted wirelessly from the vehicle to a network operation center and is made available online for fleets to monitor such items as current location, fuel consumption, mileage, emission status and speed. With Networkfleet, this data can be accessed and shared by multiple departments from any Internet-enabled computer, 24/7.
Networkcar ( http://www.networkcar.com) is a leading provider of services for remotely monitoring the performance and location of fleet vehicles. Networkcar's wireless in-vehicle technology merges patented remote diagnostic systems with GPS-based Automatic Vehicle Location technology. Networkcar's wireless vehicle management solution, Networkfleet, helps fleet operators reduce operating costs and improve productivity by providing remote online access to detailed vehicle information ranging from vehicle location to fuel efficiency trend data. The company has received several recognitions for its innovation including a 2005 Telematics Update Magazine Award for Best Commercial Vehicle Solution and a 2004 Technology Leadership Award from Frost and Sullivan for Remote Vehicle Diagnostics. Networkcar is headquartered in San Diego, CA.
Reynolds and Reynolds ( http://www.reyrey.com) helps automobile dealers sell cars and take care of customers. Serving dealers since 1927, it is a leading provider of dealer management systems in the U.S. and Canada. The company's award-winning product, service and training solutions include a full range of retail Web and Customer Relationship Management solutions, e-learning and consulting services, documents, data management and integration, networking and support and leasing services. Reynolds serves automotive retailers and OEMs globally through its incadea solution and a worldwide partner network, as well as through its consulting practice.
CONTACT: Sheri Sakagawa of Networkcar, +1-858-658-6814, or