This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

Descartes' Telematics Customer New World First Bus And Citybus Win Technology Innovation Award

Stocks in this article: DSG DSGX

Descartes Solution Provides Highly-Accurate Positioning and Arrival Time Notification

WATERLOO, Ontario, April 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that its customer, New World First Bus Services Limited ("NWFB") and Citybus Limited, won the "Best Public Service Application Grand Award" and "Best Public Service Application (Transformation) Gold Award" in The Hong Kong ICT Awards 2013. The award is based upon a solution for more effectively managing buses in transit and providing riders with accurate advanced notification of pending stops. The NWFB and Citybus system is based on the Descartes Telematics solution.

"As a major local public bus operator, we believe attracting more passengers on board is as important as effectively managing the bus fleet," said Newton Ng, Senior Operations Support Manager of NWFB and Citybus. "While bringing more convenience to our passengers, Descartes' solution also delivers accurate information to staff for effective control."

As part of Descartes Logistics Technology Platform, Descartes Telematics™ is a comprehensive mobile asset management service that uses advanced technologies to significantly raise the efficiency, and lower the operating costs, of vehicle fleets. Advanced telematics hardware, based on the Android operating system, is used to integrate to on-bus LED, video, and audio systems for automatic stop and trip announcements. The solution also includes Bluetooth and WIFI communications and an on-board programmable logic controller for customer specific configuration.

Descartes Telematics, for bus operators, features a robust user portal called Descartes Bus Center with extensive capabilities that go beyond basic tracking. This portal includes audio/video content management, wireless bus updates, bus route execution monitoring, and driver messaging. Bus Center also features a unique and sophisticated predictive estimated time of arrival engine that uses history and real-time information to provide highly-accurate bus arrival times. Bus Center provides the estimated time of arrival (ETA) information on the web, through mobile devices, and via stop and terminal displays.

1 of 2

Select the service that is right for you!

Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!


DOW 17,804.80 +26.65 0.15%
S&P 500 2,070.65 +9.42 0.46%
NASDAQ 4,765.38 +16.9840 0.36%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs