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 to transportation and logistics companies, and Novacom Europe, a joint venture of GE TIP Trailer Services and CLS-NOVACOM, today announced that Novacom’s Vwise will be available to Qualcomm customers in Europe as Qualcomm Cargo Control. Novacom’s innovative trailer tracking and management technologies will extend Qualcomm Enterprise Services Europe’s product portfolio.
Cargo Control provides remote monitoring and control of assets and loads whether the trailer is connected or disconnected. Operating automatically without driver intervention, Cargo Control transmits trailer location information and other data, such as reefer temperatures, loaded or unloaded, and connected or disconnected trailer. Cargo Control is built on proven technology from Novacom and comes with a wide range of optional features, such as reefer integration, door lock monitoring, Electronic Braking System (EBS) integration and sensor options (i.e. temperature control, curtain, door). Fleets will access Cargo Control through a unified user interface, the FleetVisor™ web portal, which enables companies to monitor and fine-tune details of their daily operations.
“By joining Novacom’s trailer products with Qualcomm’s fleet management solutions, our customers now have a completely integrated solution to manage their business operations seamlessly from end-to-end,” said Mark Warner, managing director for Qualcomm Enterprise Services Europe. “Cargo Control will improve our customers’ fleet efficiency, reducing idle assets and down-time, as well as improve delivery timeliness and help reduce asset and cargo thefts, while keeping temperature-sensitive loads in top condition.”
The joint system offers numerous benefits, including helping fleet managers:
• find trailers and expedite deliveries by knowing trailer arrival schedules
• ensure the quality of cargo by accurate real-time temperature monitoring throughout the trip
• avoid disputes over spoilage by using recorded data to identify exactly where and when any temperature problems occurred
• deter, detect and delay crime by protecting physical assets and freight; and
• identify contributing factors that affect brakes and tire wear through Electronic Braking System (EBS) diagnostics
About Novacom Europe
Novacom Europe, a joint venture of GE TIP Trailer Services, and CLS-NOVACOM, is a Telematics Service Provider for commercial vehicles with a main focus on the European transport and logistics industry. Combining more than 25 years of expertise in remote monitoring and 40 years of operating and servicing commercial vehicles, Novacom delivers valuable intelligence to trailers and their load with the expertise of industry-leading partners.
With more than $50 million invested, Novacom Europe and its partners deliver the Vwise telematics service in multiple geographies, with over 35,000 subscriptions active. Vwise is a one-stop service that can be used for different asset types and/or short-term rented equipment, and it can be upgraded easily to one of our many specialized solutions without further investment in technology. These unique features make our Vwise telematics service a smart and flexible option that can help your business to grow over many years to come.
Novacom Europe was awarded the 2011 Market Leadership award by Frost & Sullivan, recognizing the innovative product offering and partnership strategy.
About Qualcomm Enterprise Services Europe
At Qualcomm Enterprise Services Europe, we enable more effective fleet management by providing real-time business insights for transport and logistics companies of all sizes. We give fleet operators reliable integrated control of their entire operations, so they can make the most productive use of their human and vehicle assets to run profitable businesses. We set the industry standard for modular and compatible systems that are reliable, simple to operate and affordable. We ensure accuracy and reliability by using proven on-board telematics technology linked to an easy-to-interpret and secure online information portal. And, we add value through partnering with major OEMs and transport companies in pursuit of the best solutions, whether off-the-shelf or tailor-made. In a market where competitiveness is crucial, Qualcomm enables safe, sustainable and cost-effective transport and logistics. For more information, please visit Qualcomm Enterprise Services Europe website, The Road Ahead Blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.
Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is the world leader in 3G and next-generation mobile technologies. For more than 25 years, Qualcomm’s ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, linking people everywhere more closely to information, entertainment and each other. For more information, visit Qualcomm’s website, OnQ blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.