Garmin’s® Fleet Management Interface Network Grows
Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the
global leader in satellite navigation, announced today that its Fleet
Management Interface (FMI) program has expanded thanks to new
collaborations with corporations worldwide. Garmin’s FMI enables fleet
tracking, messaging, dispatch and navigation directly on Garmin’s
portable navigation devices, such as the StreetPilot®, nüvi® and zūmo®
series. With Garmin GPS, drivers and dispatchers work together to
improve customer response, optimize fleet resources, and ultimately,
achieve lower costs and higher profits for the company. Garmin will
display its FMI services at its CTIA Wireless trade show booth (#6639)
in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 1-3, 2008.
Companies desiring to manage their mobile resources can partner directly
with Garmin or work with a third-party application provider. Air-Trak,
DQ Technologies, and OMNiBRIDGE are the latest mobile resource
management partners who are integrating Garmin GPS devices into their
product portfolio. Enfora and WebTech Wireless are OEM/hardware wireless
solution providers that will be able to offer the components necessary
with Garmin’s FMI so customers can come to market faster.
The FMI enables direct-to-driver communication via text messaging and
instant re-routing with “new destination” message prompts. Utilizing
third party sensor and communication devices, companies can track vital
GPS information like vehicle location, speed and direction of travel,
distance traveled, elapsed time, as well as fuel status, idle times,
number of stops, cargo door access, cargo temperature, and battery and
thermostat levels. In addition to these FMI specific features, drivers
will also have access to Garmin’s acclaimed navigation where mobile
workers can enter a specific street address and receive turn-by-turn,
text-to-speech, voice prompted directions to their destination. If a
driver misses a turn, Garmin’s navigation technology will automatically
recalculate a new route to the destination.
About Garmin International Inc.
Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN),
the global leader in satellite navigation. Since 1989, this group of
companies has designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation,
communication and information devices and applications – most of which
are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin’s products serve automotive,
mobile, wireless, outdoor recreation, marine, aviation, and OEM
applications. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in the Cayman Islands, and its
principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the
United Kingdom. For more information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom
or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin,
StreetPilot, zūmo and nüvi are registered trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or
All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service
marks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.
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