KORE’s Flexible, Integrated GSM/CDMA Platform for Machine-to-Machine Communications Puts Navman’s Customers in the Driver’s Seat
Reston, VA, TORONTO and Glenview, Ill.—June 18, 2008—KORE Telematics, the world’s largest digital wireless services provider specializing in machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, today announced that Navman Wireless North America uses the KORE network for vehicle tracking and fleet management throughout the continent. Navman Wireless North America is a leading global provider of fleet tracking and management solutions based on GPS technology for small- to medium-sized vehicle fleets.
With KORE, Navman can offer its customers a choice of GSM or preferred CDMA technologies—whichever best suits each customer’s specific requirements—over a single, integrated service platform while maintaining direct connectivity to Tier 1 wireless carriers.
In addition, Navman Wireless is committed to providing a highly scalable solution for commercial fleets of any size, ranging from just a few vehicles traveling short distances to hundreds of vehicles traversing the nation on a daily basis. To do this, Navman requires a network that delivers the same network airtime cost economies to smaller fleets that are available to larger fleets. KORE’s network has no minimum use levels and, unlike operator plans, requires no payment for unused services. Simply, KORE makes Navman’s per-vehicle, per day service model click.
“With the rising price of fuel, vehicle tracking and management have become extremely critical to cost management for a wide range of organizations,” said Alex Brisbourne, president and COO, KORE Telematics. “Through this partnership, Navman’s customers get the double benefit of higher levels of control over their fleet operations and a reduction in the overhead required for fleet tracking.”
KORE is the only M2M network provider that offers both CDMA and GSM wireless services, along with real-time control through an integrated management console. With these services, KORE provides its ASP partners the most widespread, cost-effective, high and low bandwidth wireless services in the M2M industry.
“The KORE network is the perfect complement to our powerful AVL (automated vehicle location) solution,” said Renaat Ver Eecke, vice president, Navman Wireless North America. “KORE’s extensive digital infrastructure, including integrated GSM and CDMA network and data services, allows us to ensure that our customers are able to maintain the highest quality communications with their assets, anytime, anywhere. KORE’s responsiveness to market changes, willingness to develop programs that fit the ever changing AVL landscape and overall service levels, will play a valuable role as we continue to expand our range of industry leading fleet management offerings.”
About Navman Wireless
Based in Glenview, Illinois and privately held, Navman Wireless Holdings is a global leader in providing GPS technology based fleet tracking management solutions and value-added OEM products for diverse end-market applications. The company has the broadest, best-in-class portfolio of tracking products in the industry for small to medium sized fleets. Its lead investor is Prairie Capital Partners of Chicago, which acquired the company from Brunswick Corp. in 2007. Navman Wireless maintains facilities in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.navmanwireless.com.
About KORE Telematics
KORE Telematics is the world’s largest fully digital wireless network provider focused exclusively on the rapidly-expanding machine-to-machine (M2M) communications market. Companies in fields as diverse as security, utilities, health care and fleet management, as well as government agencies, are implementing M2M solutions to achieve productivity gains, cost management, environmental improvement and to expand customer services. Through its extensive network of application and hardware partners, KORE enables complete solutions for vehicle tracking, homeland security, automated metering and dozens of other M2M applications. KORE’s long-term, direct agreements with Tier 1 wireless operator partners allow it to offer a range of technologies—including GSM, CDMA and EV-DO—that ensures the greatest possible reliability and coverage. For more information, please visit www.koretelematics.com.