LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Alltel, owner of America's largest wireless network, will combine forces with Navtrak and Telogis, leading providers of fleet management systems, to enable business customers to track their vehicles and other equipment using GPS technology and Alltel's expansive wireless network.
"Because the business world is so fast-paced and competitive, companies need the ability to track their vehicles in near real-time," said Wade McGill, senior vice president of wireless product management for Alltel. "By combining the speed of the Alltel Axcess MobileLink network with the expertise of these two fleet management vendors, we can enable customers to locate and monitor their vehicles across a national footprint."
Navtrak and Telogis work this way: A mobile device installed in each vehicle captures signals from GPS satellites to determine the vehicle's location, direction and speed, and then relays that information over Alltel's Axcess MobileLink network to the Navtrak or Telogis network operations center. The information is immediately transmitted to the customer via the Internet and also stored for later retrieval.
Alltel's Axcess MobileLink wireless data network features bursts up to 144 Kbps and average speeds of 40 to 70 Kbps. More information on Alltel's GPS fleet management product is available at alltel.com/business/enhanced.
Navtrak is a privately held, national company that provides high quality near real-time GPS solutions and services to over 1,000 customers. Navtrak licenses Street Suite™ Fleet Management products in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. Navtrak is based in Salisbury, Md.
Telogis is a vertically integrated GPS/Fleet Management company. Telogis licenses OnTrack™ Fleet Management products in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Venezuela. Telogis is based in Costa Mesa, Calif.
Alltel is owner and operator of the nation's largest wireless network and has more than 10 million wireless customers.