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Garmin's Fleet Management Interface Now Available to Fleet Tracking and Mobile Resource Management Companies

February 20, 2007

OLATHE, KS – Garmin International Inc. has released the Garmin Fleet Management Interface, a fleet tracking and mobile resource management platform available for the Garmin StreetPilot, nuvi, and zumo series of personal navigation devices. This new interface lets fleet tracking providers and large fleet operators utilize Garmin’s portable GPS devices as part of their mobile resource management solution. The launch customers for Garmin’s Fleet Management Interface are GPS-Buddy and Beacon Wireless. Using the Garmin Fleet Management Interface, fleet dispatchers can send multiple destinations and other instructions directly to their drivers. With a tap on the screen, drivers can access detailed turn-by-turn, text-to-speech, voice prompted directions to their destinations. If a driver misses a turn, Garmin’s navigation technology will alert the driver and automatically recalculate a new route to the destination. The dispatch center can also constantly monitor the location of vehicles to ensure that new dispatch destinations can be sent to the nearest vehicle. In addition, owners and operators can be alerted to unauthorized use of their vehicles. Some fleet management providers can also provide statistical data that can be used in asset optimization programs.
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