Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading provider of business-to-business wireless enterprise applications and services, today announced the commercial availability of its GlobalTRACS® Lite equipment management system. The GlobalTRACS Lite system is a powerful asset management tool that provides actionable, operational and location information with management applications. As the newest addition to the GlobalTRACS Suite for fleet management, the GlobalTRACS Lite system complements the industry-leading GlobalTRACS system, offering many of the same features and functions, and it is suitable for installation on an even broader range of equipment.
Fleet managers can use the new system as a standalone solution to help manage and secure their entire fleet, or it can be used in a mixed-fleet environment with the GlobalTRACS equipment management system. Equipment with either system is accessible via the same easy-to-use Web application. The hardware terminal is compact, comparable to the size of a PC's mouse, with the added benefit of simple installation and easy transfer from one machine to another.
“Qualcomm Enterprise Services has expanded its enterprise services suite with the new GlobalTRACS Lite system to give customers the competitive advantage that telematics can bring, but at a lower cost,” said Bob Walton, vice president of product management at Qualcomm Enterprise Services. “This new system and our more comprehensive GlobalTRACS system will continue to assist customers in achieving even higher levels of operational utilization and profitability.”
Features of the GlobalTRACS Lite system include:
· Proactive theft-prevention and recovery features, including a back-up battery to alert if the power is cut
· Engine-start curfew alerts to help companies monitor unauthorized (after-hours) use of their equipment for enhanced asset management and security
· Location data to easily locate and track equipment for improved asset management and utilization
· Assisted-GPS technology to enable visibility inside buildings and locations without clear view of the sky
· Multiple maintenance profiles for optimized and accurate servicing
· Updated engine-hour data shows when equipment is running, which helps to identify underutilized equipment that can be re-deployed to increase productivity and profits
· Integration with existing back-end software systems
Designed for factory or after-market installation and to meet the demanding requirements of equipment manufacturers, OEMs and buyers, the GlobalTRACS Lite system can harness the power of the Equipment Management Center, a service that enhances the abilities of fleet managers to view equipment information and that can be tailored by Qualcomm's professional services team for each customer's specific business needs.
Qualcomm's Network Operations Center (NOC) supports GlobalTRACS Lite system customers 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The NOC also supports Qualcomm's Theft Protection Network service with a proactive procedure in place for equipment tracking and recovery-helping to increase the chances of recovery and reduce loss from theft.
Since 1988, Qualcomm Enterprise Services (QES), formerly known as Qualcomm Wireless Business Solutions, has provided integrated wireless systems and services to businesses around the world. QES delivers the actionable information businesses seek in order to operate at peak performance and improve the quality of life for its customers, their employees and the entire value chain. Qualcomm's world-class technology infrastructure, customer care and professional services enable QES to meet the increasingly complex needs of many industries, such as mobile enterprise, transportation and logistics, construction equipment, manufacturing and healthcare. QES' customer focus is based on the knowledge that leveraging technology is critical to creating business insight that helps clients achieve their vision.
Qualcomm Incorporated (www.qualcomm.com) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on CDMA and other advanced technologies. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in the S&P 500 Index and is a 2007 FORTUNE 500® company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.