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10 August 2010

Trakm8 selects u‑blox GPS & GSM for advanced telematics solution

Comprehensive fleet management platform increases efficiency while reducing risk and costs


u‑blox’ LEON GSM/GPRS and NEO GPS modules are at the heart of the Swift fleet management system from Trakm8
u‑blox’ LEON GSM/GPRS and NEO GPS modules are at the heart of the Swift fleet management system from Trakm8

Thalwil, Switzerland and Dorset, UK August 10, 2010 – u‑blox, a leading supplier of embedded wireless and global positioning semiconductors and modules, and Trakm8, a UK-based provider of end-to-end telematics solutions deployed around the world, announce a new, advanced remote vehicle monitoring system which relies on u blox’ leading GPS and wireless module technology.

The web-based system, Trakm8 Swift, provides fleet operators with comprehensive realtime and historical vehicle location and vehicle data information. The solution includes all hardware, software, and system integration services. One of Trakm8 Swift’s key features is its ability to connect to a vehicle CANbus. This enables a wide range of information to be monitored to optimize utilization and cost effectiveness of fleets by measuring everything from fuel usage, CO2 emissions to driver behaviour. Swift also offers a wide range of security and safety features all of which can be communicated and managed remotely by the fleet manager.

“As a trusted provider of dependable, state-of-the-art telematics solutions, our vehicle tracking systems depend on high-performance GPS and GSM technology which work reliably together” said Paul Wilson, Trakm8 Sales Director “u‑blox has proven to be the right partner for our demanding wireless and positioning requirements.”

“Trakm8’s telematics platform relies on the highest-performance components, and we are proud that our LEON GSM and NEO GPS modules are now at the heart of the Trakm8’s on-board vehicle tracking units” said Huub Robroek, u‑blox Area Sales Manager. “With our combined GSM and GPS technologies, Trakm8 was able to benefit from u‑blox’s know-how to simplify design-in, accelerate time to market, and streamline production logistics.”


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