ABAX Named Fastest Growing Telematics Company in Europe

European fleet management market set to double by 2020

Vehicle technology company ABAX has been named by research specialists Berg Insight as Europe’s fastest growing telematics company.

Berg Insight’s annual report into the outlook of the European Fleet Management market revealed the number of vehicle subscriptions in the European fleet management market is forecast to grow from 5.3 million people to 10.6 million people in 2020.

ABAX was singled out as the fastest growing telematics company in Europe, growing by 50 per cent in 2015 to record a company revenue of NOK 359 million (£30m).

The growth of ABAX is based on a combination of organic growth fuelled by high sales numbers, profitable operations and through new acquisitions.

ABAX currently operates in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, China and the UK. The company’s UK head office is at the Allia Future Business Centre, ABAX Stadium, Peterborough.

Bjørn Erik Helgeland, ABAX Chief Operating Officer, said: "We have kept our eye on the ball and remained true to our own growth plans. It is thanks to our leading technology and a highly competent and enthusiastic workforce that we now see these results. We are confident about what the future holds for our company."

ABAX’s core products are fleet management software, Triplog mileage capture technology and equipment monitoring devices. A total of 160,000 vehicles were under management in Europe by May 2016, with 140,000 of these subscribers having access to fleet management functionality.

Chris Miller, ABAX UK Chief Executive, added: "The findings of the Berg Insight report reinforce what we know of the market, and that is that the total number of commercial vehicles in Europe is increasing at the same time as the market penetration for each country continues to grow. There is also an increased overall focus on compliance to the EU-rules and regulations that comes with owning commercial and company vehicles.

"In the UK we are talking to more and more business owners who want to realise the efficiencies a fleet management or telematics system allows. Our recent campaign Know ABAX, Know The Rules highlighted this with a focus on making sure UK fleet drivers are compliant with the HMRC and don’t get caught out by the tax man."

Looking ahead, The Berg Insight report stated that ‘overall the prospects for 2016 look positive and most vendors expect higher growth as the overall economy in the region improves even further.’

NAVITEL announces release of cloud version of Navitel.Monitoring

Navitel.Monitoring is a modern GPS & GLONASS intelligence system of vehicle monitoring and management.

Cloud version of Navitel.Monitoring allows real-time web plotting of a vehicle location coordinates, determining its track, and monitoring other important parameters, such as mileage, speed, fuel consumption, and direction of movement.

The key benefits of cloud-based monitoring system developed by NAVITEL®:

  • The most detailed map on the market, huge experience of the company in the field of cartographic technologies.
  • Comfortable web interface, a great number of useful functions and small features aimed to ease the work.
  • Cloud computing based failsafe server powers.
  • Adaptation of the product to the user needs.
  • Deep and dual-sided integration with the 1C system.
  • Highly qualified customer service.
  • Regular updates several times a year.

Cloud version of Navitel.Monitoring is already working with a number of monitoring equipment manufacturers, such as Arnavi, AutoFon, GlobalSat, Storozh, GoSafe, Magnum, Navitelecom, Teltonika, Omnicomm, ADM, Std, GALILEOSKY, Ruptela, Stabliner, BiTrek. To see the full list of our partners, proceed to the “
Supported devicesâ€? section of our website.

In addition to that, integration with any other monitoring equipment is possible if requested by the customer.

With questions on cloud version of Navitel.Monitoring, please refer to the sales department of NAVITEL®:
sales@navitel.cz.

NAVITEL® announces navigation map of Pakistan

NAVITEL
® is glad to inform that the navigation map of Pakistan is now available for purchase.

The map of Pakistan has been developed in cooperation with MRM Traders, distributors of the leading in-car electronics brands in Pakistan.

The map of Pakistan contains 229 492 km of road graph, 15 425 cities, towns, and other settlements, as well as 46 098 POI. Coupled with the address search in residential and industrial areas of settlements, the map includes the highly detailed road network with streets, roads, and with due account to road directions, interchanges, roundabouts, and other important road information.

The map contains 39 3D points of interest, including:

Islamabad – the residence of the President of Pakistan, the Supreme Court building, the Faisal Mosque, the National Assembly building, Jinnah Sports Stadium.

Lahore – Arfa Software Technology Park, Allama Iqbal International Airport, Alamgir Gate, Alhamra Arts Council, Gaddafi Stadium, Aitchison College, etc.


Detailed information for the map of Pakistan Q1 2015:

  • 229 492 km of road graph;
  • 15 425 settlements on the map;
  • 118 settlements with the address search;
  • 720 079 addresses;
  • 39 3D points of interest;
  • 46 098 POI.

Retail price:

License duration

Price

Permanent

22.00 euro

1 year

12.99 euro

1 month

2.74 euro

To purchase the map, proceed to the “
Buy” section of the official NAVITEL
® website.

The users of the Android OS can purchase a license key to the new product at 
Google Play and from the program menu by selecting My Navitel > Purchase maps.

IMPORTANT! Please note that Q1 2015 map of Pakistan is compatible only with 9.1.0.0 and later versions of Navitel Navigator.

NAVITEL® introduces the navigation map of Vietnam

NAVITEL
® is glad to inform that the navigation map of Vietnam is now available for purchase


The map of Vietnam has been developed in cooperation with DDG Technology JSC, who is one of the leading providers of cartographic solutions for navigation in Vietnam.

The map of Vietnam contains 325 972 km of road graph, 147 255 POI, and 86 370 settlements. Coupled with the address search in residential and industrial areas of settlements, the map includes the highly detailed road network with streets, roads, and with due account to road directions, interchanges, roundabouts, and other important road information.

The map contains 10 three-dimensional points of interest, including:

Hanoi – St. Joseph’s Cathedral, VNPT Tower, the Vimeco tower block;

Ho Chi Minh City – Diamond Plaza, Kumho Asiana Plaza, Petrovietnam Tower etc.


Detailed information for the map of Vietnam Q1 2015:

  • 325 972 km of road graph;
  • 86 370 settlements on the map;
  • 621 settlements with address search;
  • 750 297 addresses;
  • 10 three-dimensional objects;
  • 147 255 POI.

Retail price:

Duration of a license

Retail price at Google Play

Unlimited

22 €

1 year

12,99 €

1 month

2,74 €

To purchase the map, proceed to the “
Buy” section of the official NAVITEL
® website.

Android OS device users can purchase a license key to the new product at 
Google Play and from the program menu by going My Navitel > Purchase maps.

IMPORTANT! Please note that Q1 2015 map of Vietnam is compatible only with 9.1.0.0 and later versions of Navitel Navigator.

Webtech Wireless Announces $950,000 Order with a Major Fleet Customer

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – April 8, 2015) – Webtech Wireless Inc. (TSX:WEW), a leading provider of GPS fleet management solutions, announced fulfillment of a $950,000 order with an existing enterprise fleet customer. Delivered in March 2015, the equipment will be used to further deploy the Webtech Driver Centerâ„¢ solution for the customer’s new purchases of trucks and trailers.

Webtech Driver Center is a robust solution designed to help drivers remain compliant with Hours of Service (HOS) regulations and increase efficiency with advanced features such as electronic driver vehicle inspection reports (eDVIR), two-way messaging and third-party integration.

"We understand the industry and know that in today’s marketplace organizations are looking to streamline their operations and accomplish more with their existing resources," stated Pete Callaghan, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Webtech Wireless. "At its core, our solutions are designed to help customers attain a level of efficiency that enhances the productivity of their operations. Our customer has chosen to deploy the next generation of the Webtech Wireless solution with the objective of delivering strong ROI by optimizing operational efficiencies, improving service levels and ultimately saving money."

About Webtech Wireless

Webtech Wireless (TSX:WEW) is a leader in providing fleet management telematics, GPS and automatic vehicle location (AVL) solutions that improve efficiency, accountability and reduce costs. Our end-to-end solutions automate record keeping and regulatory compliance, reduce fuel burn and idling, mitigate risk, and keep drivers safe. Managers trust us to ensure people are accountable and vehicles are visible. Through the cloud, in the office, or straight to mobile devices, we deliver Fleet Intelligence Anywhere™. Our solutions, Webtech Fleet Center™ and InterFleet®, and our products, Webtech Driver Center™ and Webtech 511®, provide advanced fleet management solutions for winter maintenance, public works and waste management fleets; and, for commercial fleet operations and compliance (HOS, ELD). Please visit www.webtechwireless.com.

All amounts in Canadian dollars (CAD$) unless otherwise noted. ·The Toronto Stock Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. ·Trademarks are the property of their owners.

AGUILA1000 smallest GPS tracker

New uses to meet increasing needs for geolocation

The current surge in thefts of shipments, jewellery, works of art, equipment, machinery and various commodities, together with the increased requirement for anticipation in the Logistics and Supply Chain sectors are making geolocation systems even more of a necessity. Now there is a demand to track an ever-increasing number of ever-smaller elements with systems that are even more powerful and discreet.

Accordingly, AGUILA Technologies has developed a highly innovative mini geolocation tracker.Its energy autonomy (of up to 1 year), borderless coverage with GPRS communications, accuracy, small size and lightness (weighing less than 35g) open up new uses in a market with increasing requirements in terms of anti-theft monitoring and traceability.

Very strong interests from the market

Currently this miniature GPS tracker is eliciting a great deal of interest amongst insurance companies and security and logistics professionals, with orders received for several thousand units. Its presence at the Mobile World Congress aims to open up major foreign markets, in particular partnerships with distributors and integrators in the geolocation and security sectors.

A real technological innovation

The AGUILA1000 mini-tracker from AGUILA Technologies is the result of several years of Research and Development.

The technological feat consists of incorporating a set of technology innovations within an extremely small sized unit: a highly sensitive mini-GPS, accurate to 3m, movement and impact sensors, Bluetooth 4 (low-consumption) communications, GPRS data transmission, and various power-management scenarios making possible long-lasting and complete energy autonomy.

"This is the result of our geolocation experiences in difficult real-world situations and also of AGUILA’s advanced R&D", explains Hubert Forgeot, founder and CEO of AGUILA Technologies. "With this mini geolocation system we have a significant competitive advantage over current units, which are larger and have much shorter battery lives. Our tracker can remain on standby for up to 1 year, depending on the mode of use."

Method of operation

All the monitoring and alert parameters (sensitivity to movement, tracking duration and regularity, outline of the security area, geofencing, etc.) can be configured remotely with simplified ergonomics, using a smartphone, tablet or PC.

For complete reliability, whatever the mode of use selected, the system regularly sends messages to the user confirming its power level and correct functioning.

About AGUILA Technologies

AGUILA is a high-tech company specialising in communicative electronic systems (Machine to Machine) and geolocation.

An expert in small-size and very low power consumption connected objects, AGUILA has developed products for high-growth business sectors using geolocation, such as intelligent transport systems and environmental monitoring.

AGUILA is now a player recognised for its strength in innovation, with highly specialized expertise, particularly in M2M communicative systems sectors.

For further information, contact: contact@aguila1000.com or go on company’s website http://aguila.fr/en/

Geoforce Releases The World’s Smallest Industrial GPS Tracking Device

DALLAS, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Geoforce, Inc., an international provider of asset management solutions for the oil and gas industry, announced today the widespread commercial availability of the GT0, the world’s smallest industrial GPS asset tracking device. The device is designed to track and remotely monitor assets too challenging for other GPS devices.

"Geoforce is constantly trying to gauge what our customers will need next," said James MacLean III, Geoforce’s President and CEO. "What we’ve been hearing out there is this: smaller, easier and whenever possible – more affordable. We’ve purpose-built this device to try and meet those needs without dropping the quality-level our customers deserve."

The GT0 has a powerful omni-directional antenna allowing for placement in almost any orientation on an asset. The tracking device is engineered with RFID and GPS technology for location and identification, as well as unique QR coding for mobile scanning of product information. Its compact size allows the tag to fit on equipment where previous larger and bulkier asset tracking devices could not be implemented. It is an IP67 device (weatherproof) and has an optional metal bezel for added protection. With an expected five to seven year battery life, the GT0 is the world’s first truly simple-to-deploy "slap and track" device.

Over 300 companies currently use Geoforce’s award winning solutions to manage over 100,000 assets across six continents. The GT0 was previously offered in limited release to several service and rental companies beginning in January of this year.

For more information on the GT0 go to http://www.geoforce.com/Tracking-Devices/GT0-Compact-Asset-Tracker

About Geoforce, Inc.

Geoforce’s equipment "track and trace" and asset utilization solutions are built for the unique requirements of the oil and gas industry. The company provides operational support services in all of the key North American Shale basins, the Gulf of Mexico, and numerous international producing regions. Geoforce has deployments on six continents with over 300 companies. Its customers include many of the international super major operating companies, most of the major international oilfield services companies, as well as hundreds of mid-size and regionally-focused O&G operators, service providers, and equipment rental companies.

Geoforce’s intuitive, reliable and scalable solutions – developed through extensive oil and gas industry experience – include: efficient asset location and retrieval, rental invoice auditing, service delivery verification, inspection compliance, equipment maintenance alerts, and a host of others. Many O&G companies consider Geoforce to be a key operating partner, due to the depth of its industry focused solutions, which has resulted in Geoforce having the largest satellite asset tracking deployment in the oilfield.

Geoforce is headquartered near Dallas/Fort Worth international airport, with research and development offices in Bozeman, Montana. Geoforce do Brasil is located in Macae, Brazil. Geoforce Australia is located in Perth, Australia.

Spireon and Verizon Expand Strategic Alliance to Provide CDMA Coverage to the Automotive Finance Industry

LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwired – May 21, 2014) – Spireon, the leading provider of mobile resource management (MRM) and business intelligence solutions, and leading wireless carrier Verizon today announced an expanded agreement at the NABD 2014 National Conference. The deal broadens Spireon’s existing CDMA coverage to include Verizon making Spireon the only auto finance provider that offers complete CDMA coverage.

As one of the largest provider of automotive aftermarket embedded telematics, Spireon offers a host of automotive business intelligence and GPS tracking solutions for Buy Here, Pay Here automotive dealerships, automotive finance companies, credit unions and banks, and franchise and national account dealers that offer subprime automotive loans. Spireon customers using Spireon’s Talon CDMA tracking device through its Goldstar GPS and LoanPlus CMS mobile tracking platforms, which connect auto dealers and lenders to real-time vehicle information, will now enjoy greater coverage, connectivity, reliability, and performance options thanks to the new agreement with Verizon.

"Verizon is synonymous with connectivity, coverage, and reliability. That makes it a natural choice for Spireon, and speaks to our commitment to offering the most extensive collateral management platforms for the automotive finance industry," said Marc Brungger, CEO of Spireon. "Our agreement with Verizon adds further value to our Goldstar GPS and LoanPlus CMS products, which gives our industry customers greater savings, better coverage, and faster tracking in a more durable and scalable platform. Spireon provides the broadest and most comprehensive coverage, even in the most rural and remote areas."

"As a leading machine-to-machine provider for the ‘buy here pay here’ market, Spireon has demonstrated its dedication to offering and implementing best-of-breed technology to help its customers," said Mark Bartolomeo, leader of Connected Solutions at Verizon.

Spireon’s Talon CDMA with Verizon coverage for Goldstar GPS and LoanPlus CMS is available now. For further information, including pricing options, please contact Spireon at www.spireon.com

About Spireon’s Automotive Solutions Group

Spireon, the largest provider of automotive aftermarket embedded telematics, provides a wide range of automotive business intelligence solutions. Spireon’s GoldStar GPS and LoanPlus CMS information platforms connect automotive dealers and lenders to real-time vehicle information they need to expand their auto loan portfolios and provide financing for a broader range of customers. The real-time rich data also helps protect vehicle assets, reduce risk, decrease costs to drive the bottom line while also providing positive consumer impact. Learn more about vehicle finance solutions at spireon.com.

To learn more about the award-winning collateral management systems, visit GoldStar GPS and LoanPlus CMS.

About Spireon

Spireon, Inc., is at the summit of business intelligence and committed to going higher. With its corporate headquarters in Irvine, CA, the company emerged in 2011 as the industry leading Mobile Resource Management (MRM) company as a result of the merger of ProconGPS, Inc. with EnfoTrace and PFS, LLC, the top three providers in the MRM space. Spireon connects companies to their mobile assets and workforce through game changing information platforms, giving them the power to manage actionable business intelligence. Its trusted brands include market share leader GoldStar GPS®, EnfoTrace GPS™, FleetLocate®, VehiclePath™ and LoanPlus CMS™. Inspiring companies to reach new heights with powerful Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) based tools; Spireon provides a sturdy foundation on which to optimize performance.

With leading market positions in the fleet, transportation and automotive telematics markets, Spireon, Inc. specializes in developing strong business relationships with leading companies worldwide, enabling it to offer affordable world-class risk mitigation, mobile resource management and location based services to its customers.

For additional information, please visit Spireon Inc.’s website http://www.spireon.com and Twitter.com/Spireon.