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XATA Releases XATANET 4.0 for Optimizing Fleet Operations

September 28, 2007

MINNEAPOLIS – XATA Corporation will release version 4.0 of its web-based XATANET fleet operations optimization tools on Oct. 6. Fleets implementing XATANET 4.0 will benefit from streamlined system management, instant notification of critical events, an enhanced view of day-to-day operations performance, increased security and an accelerated return on investment, according a release from the company.

XATANET 4.0 also offers enhanced support for third-party in-cab displays and handheld devices. By extension, XATANET 4.0 will support third-party navigation services, future technology innovations and an even higher level of back-office application integration. XATANET 4.0’s ability to interface with non-proprietary devices gives fleet managers greater flexibility when choosing in-cab displays and third-party navigation services.

XATANET 4.0 fills a gap in fleet operations optimization by giving its customers an advantage over competitive offerings. As fleet managers refine and improve their operations through XATANET 4.0, they can offer their own customers an unprecedented level of accurate, on-time delivery, while reducing operations costs, improving driver safety and ensuring regulatory compliance.

Tested and implemented in the field, XATANET 4.0 features more than 14 enhancements, including:

  • User-configurable Smart ChecksTM send critical data and performance alerts to key personnel via email, phone or pager. Through Smart Checks, fleet managers receive immediate notification of such events as driver delays, DOT HOS alerts and schedule variances. Both XATANET and non-XATANET users can receive Smart Check alerts.
  • The Exceptions function tracks ongoing operational events and identifies performance levels outside user-defined limits. Typical exceptions include driver log violations, low fuel economy and excessive idle time. Within this function, users can specify exceptions important to their operations and adjust the exception threshold for each set of parameters.
  • Learned Standards can gather and store long-term aggregate data from an entire fleet. Typical metrics include time and distance between stops, delivery times, miles per gallon by driver or vehicle and idle time. Through this data, managers can set performance benchmarks against which actual performance data can be compared. Managers can then export their XATANET data to other logistics systems for improved management decision-making capability.
  • XATAScope allows fleet managers to track, capture and report on vehicle speed data at intervals of one second. XATAScope provides reports on second-by-second speed, minute-by-minute speed, speed changes and speeding, giving fleet managers multiple views on driver driving habits and their impact on fuel use and road safety.

    For more information about XATANET 4.0 and XATANET 4.0 training DVDs and materials, visit or call (800) 745-9282.

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