OVERLAND PARK, Kan. & SUNNYVALE, Calif., Apr 03, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sprint (NYSE:S) and TeleNav are celebrating honors received this week at International CTIA WIRELESS 2009(R). TeleNav Vehicle Manager(TM), available now exclusively from Sprint, received first place at the 4th Annual CTIA Emerging Technology (E-Tech) Awards in the category of Enterprise and Vertical - General Business Solution.
Launched this February, TeleNav Vehicle Manager, powered by Turnpike(R), combines vehicle diagnostics and IFTA Fuel Tax filing with GPS-enabled navigation, tracking, wireless forms and wireless timecards. TeleNav Vehicle Manager helps companies of all sizes better manage their day-to-day fleet operations, reduce operating costs and simplify regulatory compliance.
"We’re honored to be recognized by CTIA, especially in collaboration with a key mobile applications partner, TeleNav," said Tim Donahue, vice president - business marketing, Sprint. "We knew this was an innovative solution that filled a gap in the marketplace. No one else offers this combination of automated dispatch, navigation, fuel cost reduction and fuel tax reporting for the mobile environment."
"We thank the CTIA for recognizing not only the innovation of the solution, but the value that it brings to our customers," said Ravi Acharya, associate director of B2B marketing for TeleNav. "TeleNav Vehicle Manager on the Sprint network is a solution that provides the best of GPS and wireless technology but at a much lower price point than many traditional, on-board solutions."
For more information on TeleNav Vehicle Manager, please visit www.telenavtrack.com.
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 is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including two wireless networks serving more than 49 million customers at the end of the fourth quarter 2008; industry-leading mobile data services; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. For more information, visit www.sprint.com.
About TeleNav, Inc.
TeleNav, Inc., a privately-held company headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, was the first to launch a cell phone GPS system in the United States. Deployed by 13 carriers in 21 countries, TeleNav is a global leader in wireless location-based services (LBS). Currently, the company’s solutions are available in four continents, including North and South America, Asia and Europe.
TeleNav’s solutions include GPS navigation, Mobile Resource Management (MRM), social networking and local search. The company’s flagship service, TeleNav GPS Navigator(TM), offers functionalities comparable to in-car systems and standalone navigation devices, such as automatically-updated maps and business locations, full-color 3D moving maps, traffic alerts with one-click rerouting, location-sharing, business reviews, speech recognition, Wi-Fi hotspot finder, gas price finder and more. TeleNav also delivers its award-winning navigation service on the TeleNav Shotgun(TM), a standalone GPS personal navigation device (PND) tailored specifically for business travelers. TeleNav’s enterprise application, TeleNav Track(TM), incorporates GPS-enabled tracking, time sheets, wireless forms and navigation. TeleNav Track is a widely adopted service with over 9,000 customer organizations using it today.
TeleNav services are available on more than 500 wireless devices and run on most major mobile platforms currently available. TeleNav’s partners include Alltel, AT&T, Bell Mobility, Boost Mobile, China Mobile, deCarta, Ford Motor Company, Hewlett-Packard, HTC, INRIX, LG, Motorola, NAVTEQ, NII Holdings, Nokia, Palm, Qualcomm, Research In Motion (RIM), Rogers, Samsung, Sanyo, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile Austria, T-Mobile UK, T-Mobile USA, Telcel, Tele Atlas, Verizon Wireless and Vivo Brazil.
For more information on TeleNav, please visit www.telenav.com.
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