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

Comprehensive fleet management platform increases efficiency while reducing risk and costs

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ublox, a leading supplier of embedded wireless and global positioning semiconductors and modules, and Trakm8, a UKbased provider of endtoend 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 webbased 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, stateoftheart telematics solutions, our vehicle tracking systems depend on highperformance GPS and GSM technology which work reliably together" said Paul Wilson, Trakm8 Sales Director "ublox has proven to be the right partner for our demanding wireless and positioning requirements."

"Trakm8's telematics platform relies on the highestperformance components, and we are proud that our LEON GSM and NEO GPS modules are now at the heart of the Trakm8's onboard vehicle tracking units" said Huub Robroek, ublox Area Sales Manager. "With our combined GSM and GPS technologies, Trakm8 was able to benefit from ublox's knowhow to simplify designin, accelerate time to market, and streamline production logistics."

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About Trakm8

Trakm8 is a vehicle telematics company based in Dorset, UK. It was founded in 2002 and has sold over 160,000 tracking units worldwide. Trakm8 designs and manufactures complete fleet management hardware and software solutions and pride themselves on their ability to tailor products precisely to a customer's fleet management, reporting or informational needs. Trakm8 also owns innovative technology that allows data to be retrieved from a vehicle's onboard computer. This allows live data coming directly from the engine management system to be viewed at base. A wide range of information can then be monitored by fleet managers to optimize the utilization and cost effectiveness of their fleet by measuring numerous factors such as fuel usage, CO2 emissions and driver behavior.
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