OVERLAND PARK, KS--April 19, 2013: Sprint and Geotab Inc. announced today that Geotab plug-and-play fleet management solutions are now available to eligible federal agencies as part of Sprint's Federal Supply Schedule contract with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)*. Sprint now offers both federal and commercial fleet operators access to plug-and-play solutions from Geotab, a leading provider of technology and software designed to increase fleet productivity, cost effectiveness and safety.
“Federal agencies can transform the way they manage fleet resources and realize significant gains to the bottom line with real-time fleet management and other mobile resource management solutions”
Recognized as an industry leader in fleet solutions, Geotab offers the most versatile and powerfulÂ plug-and-play fleet management solution on the market today.Â 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 enable federal fleet managers to track and monitor vehicle locations, identify driving behaviors, optimize driver dispatch and routing, and improve overall health of their fleets with maintenance reminders and alerts. Federal agencies served by Sprint will have access to the Geotab GO6 device.
The GO6 is a proprietary device designed and engineered by Geotab.Â 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 OBD-II port -- where it then reads and sends vehicle health, location, and driving style information back to the Geotab Web-based application.
"Federal agencies can transform the way they manage fleet resources and realize significant gains to the bottom line with real-time fleet management and other mobile resource management solutions," said Colin Sutherland, vice president, Sales, Geotab. "We are proud to join with Sprint in bringing powerful advantages to federal 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 federal agencies," said Wayne Ward, vice president-M2M 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."
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.