April 19, 2013
Sprint Offers Geotab Plug-and-Play Fleet Solutions to Federal Agencies
Compact, portable Geotab GO6 plugs under the dashboard, giving instant access to a wide range of productivity-boosting, cost-saving, safety-enhancing features
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), April 19, 2013 - Sprint (NYSE:S) 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.
Recognized as an industry leader in fleet solutions, Geotab offers the most versatile and powerful plug-and-play fleet management solution on the market today. 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. 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.
Geotab is a member of the Sprint Connected Fleet portfolio of fleet management solutions. For more information, contact a Sprint Direct Business representative.
For a quick tour of Geotab’s plug-and-play solution, please view attached Transforming Fleet Management video: http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=62631173
About the Sprint Emerging Solutions Group
Sprint’s M2M leadership has earned prestigious third-party validation, including the Connected World’s 2013 CW 100 list of the most important and influential providers of M2M services for the ninth straight year, and the Machina Research M2M Leaderboard, where Sprint ranks ninth among the top 20 global mobile network operators (MNOs). Sprint also was honored as a key technology enabler in two Connected World Value Awards in 2012. To learn more about Sprint’s M2M offerings, visit www.sprint.com/m2m.
About Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel served more than 55 million customers at the end of 2012 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The American Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint No. 1 among all national carriers in customer satisfaction and most improved, across all 47 industries, during the last four years. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 3 in both its 2011 and 2012 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
Geotab Inc., an industry leader for more than a decade in developing end-to-end telematics solutions, provides GPS fleet management systems of choice for leading local and Fortune 500 companies. Geotab is now the largest telematics supplier to enterprise fleets, based on units sold in 2011. Our proven growth technology has helped customers effectively reduce costs, improve driver safety, and enhance efficiency within an easy-to-use, web-based platform. For more information, please visit www.geotab.com or www.facebook.com/MyGeotab and twitter.com/Geotab.
*The Geotab Fleet Solution has been added to the Sprint GSA Federal Supply Schedule Contract GS-35F-0329L (GSA Schedule). Customers that are eligible to purchase under GSA Schedule contracts according to GSA Order ADM4800.2G can now buy Geotab Fleet Services through Sprint’s contract. The current GSA Schedule contract expires April 5, 2016. Available plans are subject to change at any time. The terms and conditions of Sprint’s contract GS-35F-0329L will apply to any order placed under the contract. Additional terms and conditions may apply.