Qualcomm Enterprise Services Europe BV, a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) and a leading provider of business-to-business wireless enterprise applications and services, today announced the introduction of new features and services for its OmniExpress™ mobile communications solution. The enhanced functionality delivers improved, near real-time vehicle monitoring and management of loads and drivers. The OmniExpress embedded device and the new user-friendly programmable touchscreen display contribute to a more efficient user experience.
Qualcomm's OmniExpress solution is now available with two different hardware configurations, ensuring that the specific needs of a wide variety of fleet customers are met. Customers may purchase the embedded vehicle hardware to better manage driver and vehicle performance. OmniExpress enables fleets to track their mobile assets, manage and report on driver hours of service, and retrieve engine and other vehicle data from the FMS CAN-Bus. With the addition of the new programmable display unit, the OmniExpress solution also enables fleet dispatchers and drivers to communicate via text messages and electronic forms in order to manage trip status and workflow, further improve driver and vehicle performance, enhance safety, reduce operational costs, and improve business planning and decision making.
The Qualcomm in-cab display unit is compact, ergonomically designed, and provides the driver with a crisp and clear user experience through the use of its color touchscreen. The primary services delivered via the in-cab display are two-way text messaging, driver and working hours tracking and alerts, and trip status reporting. The in-cab display also offers a driver-focused dashboard that displays time-critical and operation-critical information in an easy-to-read, graphical manner. An optional DriverCard download capability delivers tacho driver card details to back office personnel. The in-cab display unit also has the option to deliver comprehensive turn-by-turn navigation to the driver.
The OmniExpress solution turns vehicle and driver data into actionable information that can be used to improve efficiency, reduce expenses and boost performance. The enhanced functionality can help optimize planning related to routes, drivers and vehicles to improve the effectiveness of driver coaching and enhance vehicle maintenance and business operations.
OmniExpress services are available via Qualcomm's FleetVisor™ Web Portal, allowing users to access and manage data and information concerning all Qualcomm transportation services, at all times, and from any location through a single user interface and database.
OmniExpress features and services will be demonstrated live for the first time on 24 September at the 62nd IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hanover, Germany, and throughout the entire conference, 25 September-2 October 2008.
Qualcomm Enterprise Services delivers 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 provides comprehensive wireless solutions and services, including two-way data communications systems, productivity-enhancing applications, managed network services and enterprise-level consulting.
Qualcomm Enterprise Services Europe BV (www.qualcomm-europe.com) delivers integrated telematics solutions and services to the construction and the transport and logistics industries in Europe.
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.