Compact, portable Geotab GO6 plugs under the dashboard, giving instant access to a wide range of productivity-boosting, cost-saving, safety-enhancing features
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), September 12, 2013 – Sprint (NYSE:S, news, filings) and Geotab announced today that Geotab plug-and-play fleet management solutions are now available to states, local government entities and authorized non-profit organizations purchasing on the Western States Contracting Alliance (WSCA/NASPO) cooperative purchasing contract.* WSCA/NASPO is a national consortium of states that enables multi-state contracting to help states and local government entities acquire quality services in a cost effective and efficient manner.
Recognized as an industry leader in fleet solutions, Geotab offers one of the most versatile and powerful plug-and-play fleet management solution on the market today. This solution combines the simplicity of plug-and-play with state-of-the-art analytics and easy-to-use Web-based user tools and reports to help customers effectively manage their fleet by knowing in real time where their vehicles are and what they are doing.
Geotab solutions with the GO6 device enable fleet managers to track and monitor vehicle locations, identify driving behaviors, optimize driver dispatch and routing, and improve the overall health of their fleets with maintenance reminders and alerts. Additionally, Geotab now offers the ability to track each driver even if they are driving different vehicles.
The GO6 is a proprietary device designed and engineered by Geotab. It offers the versatility to support any type of vehicle with the use of a special J-BUS adaptor and the unique ability to expand capabilities with Garmin navigation, Iridium satellite, sensors, and other add-ons using a special expander cable called the IOX. The device plugs into the vehicle’s OBDII (OBD2) port – where it then reads and sends vehicle health, location, and driving style information back to the Geotab Web-based application.
“The public sector is an important area that Geotab telematics technology addresses when it comes to optimizing asset use and maintenance,” said Colin Sutherland, vice president, Sales, Geotab. “We are proud to join with Sprint in bringing powerful advantages to fleet managers, including the ability to lower fuel costs, prevent vehicle wear and tear, prioritize vehicle maintenance, and qualify for insurance discounts.”
“We are pleased to extend our current Geotab Connected Fleet solution to states and local agencies,” said Ben Vos, vice president and general manager, Emerging Solutions Group, Sprint. “Plug-and-play fleet management solutions are a key part of our portfolio, providing a powerful, yet easy-to-use tool for driving impactful savings and efficiencies. Geotab solutions align well with Sprint’s commitment to safe and secure driving. We also look forward to continuing to supply a great value, network and solutions to WSCA/NASPO.”
Sprint’s open approach to M2M is built on flexible network architecture, combined with collaborative relationships among customers, vendors and Sprint’s dedicated team of experienced solutions engineers. Sprint brings all these elements together with a focus on understanding each fleet operator’s business, then acting as an integrator to produce the most efficient end-to-end solutions package for the specific need.
Sprint’s secure network supports connected fleet solutions by enabling accuracy and reliability for an expansive range of telematics applications. To ensure that the growing demand for telematics and other advanced solutions will be met, Sprint has embarked on Network Vision, a multiyear network initiative designed to enhance customers ‘experience with faster data speeds, improved voice quality and easier connectivity.
Geotab is a member of the Sprint Connected Fleet portfolio of fleet management solutions. For more information, contact a Sprint Direct Business representative.
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About Sprint Emerging & Wholesale Solutions
Sprint Emerging & Wholesale Solutions provides platform solutions serving a broad range of industries and customers in more than 165 countries. These include M2M (Machine-to-Machine), connected transportation and traditional wholesale. Sprint’s M2M leadership has earned prestigious third-party validation, including Connected World’s 2013 CW 100 list of the most important and influential providers of M2M services for the ninth straight year. The Sprint VelocitySM in-vehicle connected services solution received Pipeline magazine’s 2013 Innovation Award for Innovation in Connectivity and the 2013 Telematics Update Industry Newcomer of the Year Award. Sprint Integrated Insurance Solutions received the Frost & Sullivan 2013 North American Customer Value Enhancement Award in Usage-Based Insurance. To learn more about Sprint’s M2M offerings, visit www.sprint.com/m2m.
Sprint offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint served more than 53 million customers at the end of the second quarter of 2013 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The American Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint as the most improved company in customer satisfaction, across all 47 industries, during the last five years. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 3 in both its 2011 and 2012 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
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. For more information, please visit www.geotab.com or www.facebook.com/MyGeotab and twitter.com/Geotab.
*The Geotab Fleet Solution has been added to the Master Service Agreement for Services of Independent Contract (Contract #1907) between the Western States Contracting Alliance (WSCA/NASPO) and Sprint dated April 12, 2012 (the “WSCA Master Agreement”). Authorized Buyers, such as states, local government entities and authorized non-profit organizations, may place orders directly under the WSCA Master Agreement with Sprint for the Geotab solutions with the GO6 device. The WSCA Master Agreement currently expires on October 31, 2016. The terms and conditions of the WSCA Master Agreement will apply to any order place under this Agreement. Additional terms and conditions may apply.