Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading provider of business-to-business wireless enterprise applications and services, and Navistar Inc., a subsidiary of Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV), a holding company whose affiliates produce International® brand commercial vehicles and other vehicle brands, today announced an alliance to deliver Qualcomm's Mobile Computing Platform (MCP) installed on Navistar's trucks beginning in the fall.
Under the agreement, Navistar dealers will resell Qualcomm's MCP throughout the United States. The collaboration will enable Navistar customers to purchase International brand trucks with the MCP installed by the dealer, making it easier than ever to access Qualcomm's OmniVisionsm Transportation services.
“This alliance is a milestone for both Qualcomm and Navistar, and our customers will reap many benefits from this combined offering,” said Norm Ellis, vice president of transportation and logistics sales and service for Qualcomm Enterprise Services. “Trucking companies will now have expanded access to our OmniVision Transportation suite of services, and customers can take advantage of the added support they get from a combined International dealer and Qualcomm customer support network.”
With drivers and fleet owners relying on mobile information more than ever, OmniVision Transportation services enhance safety, efficiency and productivity while improving the in-cab experience and quality of life for drivers. Delivered via Qualcomm's in-cab hardware, software, and network infrastructure, OmniVision Transportation services enable the delivery of two-way data communications and value-added services to enterprises.
Designed for the transportation and logistics industry, OmniVision Transportation services incorporate industry-specific capabilities and features that seamlessly integrate with back-office systems. The MCP features an integrated, color touchscreen and remote control device with advanced in-cab, text-to-speech capability that improves safety and productivity by allowing drivers to listen and replay messages, eliminating the need to pull over and stop the vehicle to read a text message. OmniVision Transportation services are backed by Qualcomm's proven network reliability and redundancy, superior customer service and 24/7 support.
“By working with Qualcomm, we're able to offer our customers the added convenience and value of Qualcomm's Mobile Computing Platform installed across our industry-leading line-up of commercial trucks,” said Jeff Lillig, director, Navistar Electronics. “Our customers will gain additional operational efficiency by leveraging OmniVision Transportation services. This proven telematics solution provides near real-time access to critical information, helping customers run their businesses more efficiently for improved operational performance and profit.”
About Navistar International Corporation
Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) is a holding company whose wholly owned subsidiaries produce International® brand commercial and military trucks, MaxxForce™ brand diesel engines, IC brand school and commercial buses, and Workhorse® brand chassis for motor homes and step vans. It also is a private-label designer and manufacturer of diesel engines for the pickup truck, van and SUV markets. The company also provides truck and diesel engine parts and service. Another affiliate offers financing services. Additional information is available at www.navistar.com.
About Qualcomm Incorporated
Since 1988, Qualcomm Enterprise Services has delivered the integrated wireless systems and services that enable businesses around the world to operate at peak performance and improve quality of life across the value chain. Qualcomm's world-class technology infrastructure, customer focus and professional services help enable enterprise customers across a variety of industries to achieve their vision.
Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) 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 100 Index, the S&P 500 Index and is a 2008 FORTUNE 500® company. For more information, please visit www.qualcomm.com.