Verizon Connect introduced an asset tracker, enhanced Workforce Mobile application, and video category for the Verizon Connect Marketplace, the connected vehicle technology provider announced at its annual Latitude conference.
"Developing new solutions and services that put innovation, automation and connected data to work for our customers and their end customers are at the heart of what we do at Verizon Connect," said Peter Mitchell, chief technology officer at Verizon Connect. "As part of our brand promise, we continue to guide a world on the go and deliver exceptional customer experiences."
Verizon Connect is expanding its existing asset tracking portfolio with a new device for trailers and other assets that provides near real-time location alerts. The new device also alerts fleet managers in the event of significant changes to the asset's temperature, tilt, vibration, shock, humidity, light, and pressure, which is especially critical with high-value trailer loads. With secure wireless data encryption, settings are configured over the air. The device can also be recharged via USB and has a low-power processor, extending its battery life.
The enhanced Workforce Mobile application lets users view upcoming jobs, mark jobs as complete, coordinate with the back office, and obtain customer signatures. Additionally, users can complete job forms electronically, including adding photos or a customer signature for proof of service, assign vehicles and access driver and vehicle inspection reports. The Workforce Mobile application is included with any Workforce subscription, and will be available in early 2019 on iOS and Android devices.
The Verizon Connect Marketplace will offer partner solutions. through one-click ordering and activation of new products from various partners in the fuel, maintenance, customer relationship management, enterprise resource planning industries as well as detailed descriptions and support information.
The marketplace will include a new vision and camera category to help keep drivers safer and decrease accident rates. This solution captures a new class of events such as following distance and lane departure. It also provides proof of delivery. The platform monitors cargo, as well as driver ID/access to the vehicle. These events are enhanced with video that Verizon Connect Fleet already captures. Mobile access to these video clips is available via applications such as Verizon Connect Coach and Spotlight.
Verizon Connect Marketplace's vision and camera platform will be available in early 2019.