Micronet and PTV Group Announce Distribution Agreement

Karlsruhe, Germany/Montvale, New Jersey, 24 September 2015. Germany-based PTV Group today announced that Micronet Enertec Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQCM: MICT), a developer and manufacturer of rugged computers, tablets and computer-based systems for the commercial Mobile Resource Management (MRM) market and for the defence and aerospace markets, will distribute PTV's truck and fleet specific navigation solution PTV Navigator.

PTV's professional navigation solution always calculates the most efficient route for trucks based on the type of vehicle, including a wide range of attributes such as HGV restrictions, clearance heights, load capacity of bridges and hazardous goods restrictions. Routing avoids residential areas and narrow side roads, pedestrian zones and unsuitable turning manoeuvres.

Based on a sophisticated concept of software tools, PTV Navigator goes far beyond the functionality of standard navigation systems. It thus enables drivers to drive smoothly while being provided with a lot of useful information during the trip. For example, the risk and speed alert systems warn drivers of speed traps and speed limits via audio and visual alerts. Live traffic information, which is almost indispensable for truck navigation, helps to find the best route and to predict the actual time of arrival. The Truck Parking app allows for integration of 20,000 truck parking spaces along European roads, including 27,000 insider tips like industrial areas. This way, it is much easier for drivers to drive and rest according to legal regulations.

In a world that is becoming increasingly networked, PTV's Navigator provides multiple, easy-to-use interfaces which facilitate communication with other software programs (API). The navigation system can thus be combined with numerous scheduling applications, allowing users to forward transport jobs directly to the navigation system. This also facilitates the roll out process, in particular for whole fleets.

"Micronet's new breakthrough platform, the rugged Android tablet A-317, is perfectly designed for professional applications and has successfully passed our strict testing procedures. It gives me a great pleasure to establish this new distribution agreement with Micronet," says Michael Hubschneider, Senior Product Manager Logistics, PTV Group.

“We’re pleased to be working with PTV to leverage the power and effectiveness of our A-317 and the PTV Navigator,” said Micronet Chief Executive Officer, Shai Lustgarten. “Fleet companies and drivers need tablets inside the vehicle that can withstand the rigors of heavy duty driving and job sites while being as easy to use as a smart phone. By capturing and delivering data to the PTV Navigator, Micronet is helping transportation providers optimize fleet operations.”

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PTV. The Mind of Movement

PTV Group plans and optimises everything that moves people and goods worldwide – be it transport routes, distribution structures or private and public transport. The company offers software, data, content, consulting and research. Thanks to expert knowledge in traffic and transport planning, PTV occupies a unique position.

Environmentally-compatible and cost-effective mobility requires finely-tuned coordination of flows of traffic and goods, so that people and products can reach their destinations safely and efficiently. The focus here is on road safety, climate protection and future-proof mobility concepts. PTV solutions in transport logistics, traffic planning and traffic management help to achieve this, even in real time.

In the Logistics business field, PTV’s portfolio ranges from software for scheduling transport routes and trips to distribution planning and fleet management, including truck navigation and parking. A special online service provides real-time transparency during the transport process and across the entire supply chain. In the Traffic business field, PTV offers software, data and scientific techniques for modelling and simulating traffic networks. This helps traffic and city planners in over 120 countries to organise optimal traffic flow.

PTV's headquarters have been located in Karlsruhe – a centre of innovation and development – since the company was founded in 1979. Around 600 employees around the world are working on powerful solutions for public administration, government departments, trade and industry.

The German company PTV Planung Transport Verkehr AG is a member of PTV Group.  www.ptvgroup.com.


Petra Gust-Kazakos
Global Communications PTV Group

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