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ALK Releases Latest Version of ALK|FleetSuite

August 14, 2007

PRINCETON, NJ – ALK Technologies released ALK|FleetSuite 21, the newly updated suite of fleet management technologies. ALK is a developer of routing, mileage, and mapping software, including their flagship product PC*MILER. ALK|FleetSuite 21 employs the mapping data of PC*MILER 21 to provide critical visibility and control of fleet operations, including turn-by-turn directions for drivers, fleet location displays for managers, and arrival time notification for customers all with pinpoint precision.

ALK|FleetSuite 21 has been updated with the latest street-level data available. Using ALK|FleetSuite Directions drivers can generate automated turn-by-turn driving directions in real-time to their final destination. These directions can be transmitted with varying degrees of detail to conserve bandwidth and minimize messaging costs. Even at the lowest level of detail, ALK’s directions convey the necessary information in a visual format drivers can understand at a glance. Directions are transmitted in XML and seamlessly delivered in real-time over the drivers’ communications systems.

With ALK|FleetSuite Mapping, managers can pinpoint the exact location of their fleet based on real-time latitude/longitude information. They can zoom out to any selected point of view, from a city, a county, a state, a region, or virtually all of North America. Any size fleet, from a handful of trucks to thousands, can benefit from ALK|FleetSuite Mapping’s display.

While a truck is en route, ALK|FleetSuite Estimated Time of Arrival/Out of Route, (ETA/OoR) can issue an alert when a truck deviates by a user-defined degree from the assigned route. Similarly, ALK|FleetSuite ETA/OoR can maintain an ongoing estimate of a truck’s arrival time at a specific destination and generate a revised ETA as conditions change.

ALK|FleetSuite’s elements can be licensed separately so fleets can find the solution best fitting their needs. The software can run on PC/LAN Windows, Citrix Metaframe and Windows Terminal Server, AS/400 and CIC/MVS, IBM mainframe, UNIX, and Linux. Other platforms can access ALK/FleetSuite using TCP/IP.

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