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Online AVL2 Upgraded for Fleet Vehicle Optimization

Navman Wireless’ OnlineAVL2 Adds Route Compliance Reports, Offering Industry-First SMB Fleet Tracking/Compliance Package

Upgrade Also Expands Messaging & Improves Map Views for Larger Fleets

GLENVIEW, Ill., May 12 Navman Wireless today announced the addition of route compliance reporting to its OnlineAVL2 fleet tracking software, providing the first AVL-integrated SMB solution for monitoring driver adherence to daily routing schedules. The new Version 10.1 also includes a major expansion of OnlineAVL2’s messaging platform for in-vehicle communication between drivers and dispatchers, new vehicle clustering for easy at-a-glance map views of larger fleets, and other technical and usability upgrades to optimize fleet performance and costs.

The enhancements extend the benefits that have made OnlineAVL2 one of the leading GPS-based fleet tracking solutions in the world, with deployments on five continents that are helping companies reduce fuel usage, trim other operating costs, improve fleet productivity and maximize customer service. Highlights of the 10.1 release include:

  • Route compliance reporting allowing users to compare planned stops generated by a third-party routing or scheduling application with actual vehicle activity as recorded in the OnlineAVL2 application. Separate vehicle and driver compliance reports show completed, missed and unplanned stops plus planned and actual arrival time, stop duration and departure time at each location. This information can be used to help enforce schedule adherence for school buses, service delivery vans, and other fleets. Integration with OnlineAVL2 eliminates the need to purchase and deploy a separate compliance application, minimizes costs, and provides fleet tracking and compliance from a single interface.
  • Enhanced message tracking for interactions between the dispatch center and the in-vehicle Navman Wireless mobile communication device. Upgrades include a new email-style messaging center for easy message visibility, message status icons, optional message read receipts, map display of driver-sent message location, expanded message reporting, and the ability to view entire e-versations between a given driver and dispatcher by thread for rapid event reconstruction.
  • Vehicle clustering allowing vehicles within a certain geographic proximity to be merged together in a single vehicle icon on the OnlineAVL2 map for faster map loading and easier real-time tracking of larger fleets. The number of clusters as well as the number of vehicles within each cluster changes as users zoom in or out, providing multiple views of fleet location and distribution. Users can define the color of the cluster icons based on the number of vehicles per cluster.

Version 10.1 also adds support for Citrix environments, increased capacity for sending large numbers of routing messages simultaneously, faster report generation, and a variety of other upgrades.

“This release of OnlineAVL2 equips fleet managers and operators with new real-time insights into fleet usage, from planned versus actual route stops to easier message visibility, message analysis and rollup/drilldown of map views ? all at no additional cost to our customers in keeping with our standard upgrade policy,” said Renaat Ver Eecke, Vice President and General Manager, Navman Wireless North America. “These features provide new opportunities for optimizing fleet activities and achieving incremental reductions in fuel, labor and vehicle operating costs and inefficiencies.”

All OnlineAVL2 upgrades are included with new product purchases at no extra charge and provided free to current customers, either on request or during the next scheduled automatic software update.

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