Irvine, CA January 5, 2009 — Telogis, Inc., the global platform for Location Based Services, announced that its OnTrack WorkForce application, a feature-rich GPS management application built for field personnel, was selected Best-in-Class by the Sierra Wireless & Wavefront Developer Programme. The application is a web-based GPS management application coupled with connected satellite navigation running on a Sierra Wireless enabled laptop.
OnTrack WorkForce claims to include many first-to-market features including navigation with streaming satellite imagery and heavy truck attributes, custom GIS map overlays and custom forms driven by a Wiki language.
WorkForce is built to run with Telogis’ OnTrack solution, an enterprise fleet management application which features mapping, reporting, exception alerts, engine diagnostics, dispatching, and routing, as well as a CXO-Level dashboard designed to manage 10,000 plus unit deployments. The additional features of WorkForce allow personnel to increase efficiency in the field through
• effective management of large fleets,
• advanced commercial vehicle navigation including restrictions such as tunnel heights and bridge weights,
• custom routing rules to determine the most direct route,
• wireless filing of DOT/HOS compliance data and forms, and
• optimization of multiple stop routes.
“Satellite imagery and GIS overlays are important to companies in varied industries. For example, our utility and energy customers use these tools so they can see where their electrical infrastructure and assets are — eliminating guesswork and wasted time,” said Jason Koch, President of Telogis’ OnTrack group. “WorkForce is a direct response to the call for increased operational efficiency given the current economic climate. WorkForce’s first to market features keep it ahead of the curve in design, feature and function.”
“Our mission is to accelerate commercialization for wireless and new media developers and this joint development program was a great opportunity to showcase the tremendous innovation within the market,” explained James Maynard, President of Wavefront. “Through this partnership, we’ve been able to bring forward five exciting new applications, including Telogis’ OnTrack WorkForce for Sierra Wireless.”
The Sierra Wireless – Wavefront Developer Programme was established to find best-in-class enterprise or consumer applications that take advantage of the mobile broadband and GPS capabilities built into Sierra Wireless PC cards, ExpressCards, and USB modems. Judging panelists included representatives from AT&T, TELUS, Wavefront, Sierra Wireless and other industry experts.
Telogis’ product portfolio consists of OnTrack, a comprehensive wireless fleet management solution, and GeoBase, a proprietary geospatial platform and mapping solution. OnTrack, the Company’s GPS-based fleet productivity and management platform is a scalable, easy-to-use, Software as a Service (“SaaS”) solution for fleets. OnTrack enables fleet managers to improve productivity and reduce operating costs by providing secure, remote access to real-time GPS vehicle and driver information as well as providing route optimization and handheld products for fleet optimization.
GeoBase is the company’s geospatial platform and mapping solution for application developers, systems integrators, enterprise users and telematics OEMs. Features include rich and detailed maps, navigation, geocoding, reverse geocoding and route optimisation.