InfoWave has won a contract to equip over 5,000 Singapore taxis with in-vehicle touch-screen devices. A key component of a new transport management system for Singapore’s CityCab, the InfoWave 728 devices provide in-built GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) data and voice communications, coupled with GPS satellite tracking. Specially designed with super-bright and large 7-inch TFT glare-resistant displays, the devices provide easy and user-friendly viewing for taxi drivers. The InfoWave 728s are being supplied as part of a EUR12 million (Singapore $23 million) contract awarded to CET Technologies by CityCab. CET will design, develop and implement CityCab’s new generation Integrated Transport Management System, which will be based on wireless GPRS technology.
The system will feature a comprehensive wireless data transmission network and GPS positioning to enhance CityCab’s automatic fleet management and dispatch system. With access to location information, taxi drivers will be able to locate passenger pick-up points more easily and quickly. In addition, they can also accept e-payment options, log onto CityCab’s Drivers’ Management Portal, and even make GSM voice calls. Upon completion in 2005, the system will enable CityCab to cater for greater flexibility and improved operational efficiency, incorporating new features such as customer management, service provider management and billing and settlement modules.
InfoWave is a joint-venture between CET Technologies, Trek 2000 and Melodeon. InfoWave is a provider in the design and supply of mobile and wireless information devices, focusing on Telematics and Bio-Medical Electronics. Headquartered in Singapore, InfoWave’s global market channels include US, Europe, Middle-East and Asia-Pacific. InfoWave’s telematics products range include ruggedised handheld PDAs, in-vehicle terminals and industrial grade PC Tablets.