US: Optio3 announced an integrated Microsoft Azure IoT and Optio3 remote operations monitoring solution to commercial transportation, motor coach, and transit fleets. Optio3 already uses Azure Maps and Azure Cloud and is looking at utilizing the Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform. The initial focus is on serving the aftermarket tractor, trailer, truck, bus, van, and motor coach market of existing fleet vehicles. This collaboration is the natural extension of Microsoft and Optio3 joining the Smart Transportation Council, whose mission is to orchestrate remote operations management product development activities across OEMs, to advocate open standards, and to help OEMs deliver streamlined and more powerful solutions to fleet owners and operators at a lower total cost of ownership.
“MCVP combines over forty Microsoft Azure Services into one simple and easy to use platform, which helps in Rapid Application Development for different use cases to unlock data in IoT for the Automotive / Transportation segment,” said Sri Chandrashekar, CEO and co-founder of Optio3. “Optio3 is excited to combine Microsoft Azure Maps, Azure Cloud and MCVP, be part of the Azure ecosystem, and create solutions for our customers.”
Tara Prakriya, General Manager, Azure IoT Mobility and Connected Vehicles, Microsoft Corp. said, “Microsoft is frequently approached by major commercial transportation fleets regarding leveraging Microsoft Azure Cloud, Azure Maps, and the Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform (MCVP) for their existing vehicles. We welcome Optio3’s expertise in the specific use cases associated with freight hauling, commute, and transit operations that deepens our offering to these enterprise customers.”
“Microsoft Azure Maps gives us a rich set of geospatial capabilities that we need to make our real time fleet operations management solution location-aware,” said Jake Varghese, CTO and co-founder of Optio3. “Built on top of the Azure platform that embraces open source, it gives us the flexibility that we need to rapidly respond to ongoing customer requests and build a world class experience that makes Optio3 a customer favorite.”