Provides Enhanced Industry-Specific Map Layers for Improved Fleet Visibility and Asset Control
Princeton, N.J. – June 15, 2015 – ALK Technologies, a Trimble Company and global leader in GeoLogistics® solutions and navigation software, and SkyBitz®, a leader in remote asset tracking and information management solutions, today announced that SkyBitz has integrated ALK® Maps with its InSight asset tracking and management web application. The combination provides SkyBitz’s customers with real-time visualizations of interactive street-level maps with satellite imagery.
“We are pleased to offer SkyBitz customers enhanced North American maps with common industry-specific information that will help them to improve their operations,” said Henry Popplewell, senior vice president and general manager, SkyBitz. “The new mapping integration can help customers to visualize their assets with more contextualized information.”
Offering industry-standard commercial mapping and highly accurate Class 8 vehicle restriction information, ALK Maps enhances InSight with relevant, transportation-specific data missing from consumer mapping applications. InSight users will now benefit from truck-specific map overlays for fuel and truck stops, weigh stations, toll roads and landmarks, in addition to commercial restrictions and hazmat designations. These enhanced map layers can apply to the multiple industry segments SkyBitz serves including trucking, oil and gas and intermodal. Customers will also have the ability to set up geo-fencing for Class 8 vehicles, clustered layers and benefit from other enhancements to landmark creation and editing. These capabilities can save fleet dispatchers and driver managers valuable time and productivity, allowing them to focus more closely on drivers and assets.
“Unlike other mapping solutions that were originally created for automobile travel, ALK Maps is designed from the ground up for the trucking and logistics industry,” said Dan Popkin, senior vice president, enterprise solutions at ALK. “ALK Maps will complement SkyBitz’s leading remote asset tracking capabilities by allowing customers a greater level of control over finding the closest available resources to their assets. This includes visibility not only of where they are, but also how they got there. All of this can be accomplished from a single, integrated solution.”
The ALK Maps integration is now available for SkyBitz customers within SkyBitz InSight.
About SkyBitz, Inc.
SkyBitz, a wholly owned subsidiary of Telular Corporation, is a leader in global remote asset management solutions, and in providing real-time information on the location and status of assets. More than 800 enterprises rely on SkyBitz technology to achieve total asset visibility, improved security, lower operating and capital expenses, and enhanced customer service. SkyBitz delivers its solution via SkyBitz InSight, a secure web-based application that is fully customizable and requires no software downloads. For additional information, visit www.skybitz.com.
About ALK Technologies
ALK Technologies, a Trimble Company and global leader in GeoLogistics solutions and navigation software, is focused on developing innovative solutions for transportation, logistics, mobile workforces and consumers. Product lines include award-winning CoPilot, a leading source of GPS navigation software for fleets, mobile operators, hardware OEMs, systems integrators, professional drivers and consumers. ALK’s PC*MILER is widely recognized as a transportation industry standard for routing, mileage and mapping. ALK Maps is a development platform designed for the transportation industry and provides commercial routing, geocoding and mapping visualization for enterprise applications.
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