Networkfleet CONNECT Integrates Fleet Management With Garmin Navigation

Networkfleet, a leader in wireless fleet management, today announced the release of Networkfleet CONNECT, a robust set of field management capabilities that seamlessly integrate with compatible Garmin navigation devices. With Networkfleet CONNECT, fleet managers can assign jobs, dispatch drivers to specific destinations, provide turn-by-turn directions and communicate with drivers in real time, all via the driver’s in-cab Garmin device.

Networkfleet CONNECT gives service and delivery fleets the ability to efficiently manage job creation to completion, allowing them to respond quickly to customers, improve routing and increase the number of jobs. Primary features include:
  • Job Creation/Dispatch: Create and assign jobs by address, landmark, lat/long and vehicle, dispatch drivers to specified destinations via their in-cab Garmin device, and proactively schedule jobs in real-time or for future dates and times.
  • Two-way Messaging: Communicate in real time with drivers in the field, including custom driver response options (i.e. free form text, yes/no, etc.). Send notifications in real-time or schedule messages to drivers with important job-related information.
  • CONNECT Dashboard: Access at-a-glance job snapshots showing jobs in progress, recently completed jobs as well as a summary of the day’s job activity. View most recent messages sent between drivers and dispatchers.
  • In-Cab Garmin Features: View, accept, and update job status directly from the Garmin device and access turn-by-turn navigation and directions to specified job sites.

"Networkfleet CONNECT gives fleets the power to manage their businesses more efficiently. By assigning and monitoring jobs directly with drivers in real time, this capability provides them with a significant competitive advantage,” said Keith Schneider, president and CEO of Networkfleet. ”At the same time, fleets using Networkfleet CONNECT benefit from the comprehensive reporting, diagnostic monitoring and GPS tracking provided by Networkfleet’s wireless fleet management system.”

Networkfleet CONNECT is compatible with Garmin devices that support Fleet Management Interface Version 2.6 and higher.

About Networkfleet, Inc.

Networkfleet, Inc. is a leading provider of wireless fleet management services that improve fleet efficiency by reducing fuel use, emissions and maintenance expenses. The company's technology combines vehicle diagnostic monitoring with an online GPS fleet tracking system. Networkfleet has more than 50 patents issued or pending surrounding remote diagnostics and has received numerous awards for its technology. Founded in 1999, Networkfleet is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hughes Telematics, Inc. and is headquartered in San Diego, CA. For more information, please visit www.networkfleet.com.

About Hughes Telematics, Inc.

Hughes Telematics, Inc. (“HTI”) (OTCBB: HUTC and HUTCW) is a leader in implementing the next generation of connected services. Centered on a core platform of safety and security, the company offers a portfolio of location-based services for consumers, manufacturers, fleets and dealers through two-way wireless connectivity. In addition to owning Networkfleet, HTI is also the majority owner of Lifecomm, located in Atlanta, Ga., which plans to offer mobile personal emergency response services through a wearable lightweight device with one-touch access to emergency assistance. Additional information about HTI can be found at www.hughestelematics.com.

Copyright Business Wire 2010

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