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QUALCOMM Introduces OmniVision Mobile Computing Platform

November 06, 2006

SAN DIEGO – QUALCOMM, a provider of business-to-business wireless enterprise applications and services, has announced the commercial availability of the new OmniVision System for Transportation, the next-generation wireless enterprise system for the transportation and logistics industry. Based on the all-new OmniVision mobile computing platform, the scalable system has been engineered from the ground up to help fleet operators improve efficiency, better manage fleet logistics, enhance driver safety and productivity, and improve driver satisfaction and retention. The OmniVision platform, a framework of hardware, software, and network infrastructure, enables delivery of two-way data communications and value-added services to enterprises in a mobile environment. Specifically designed for the transportation and logistics industry, the OmniVision System for Transportation incorporates industry-specific features and capabilities into that framework. Advanced text-to-speech capability helps ensure driver safety and productivity by allowing drivers to listen to and replay messages, eliminating the need to stop the vehicle and pull over to read a text message. The platform also features an integrated, color touch-screen and a remote control device, providing drivers quick access to critical information such as messages read by the text-to-speech feature. The OmniVision system helps companies better manage fleet logistics with enhanced management tools that allow back office users to create and modify operational profiles, view recommended hardware for a profile, and request an evaluation of a service. In addition, the OmniVision system supports value-added services such as automated arrival and departure, hours of service, and SensorTRACS performance monitoring. The upcoming Navigation Service, available after the initial launch of the system, will offer turn-by-turn directions that can be read to the driver using the system’s text-to-speech capability and features truck attributes and truck-approved routing.
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