Novatel Wireless, a provider of intelligent wireless solutions, and DigiCore Holdings, a provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) communication and telematics solutions, announced that Novatel Wireless will be supplying DigiCore its cellular OBDII devices.
According to a release, various versions of Novatel Wireless' MT 3060 OBDII platform will be available to DigiCore -- an OBDII plug- and-play solution for both the commercial and consumer telematics markets. The MT 3060 will be included by DigiCore in it is Ctrack telematics solutions and services offering starting with vehicle usage and driver behavior monitoring as part of its end to end insurance telematics offerings.
Novatel Wireless will also license to DigiCore its N4A Device Manager software, and DigiCore has the option to license the N4A Communications and Management software platform.
"DigiCore is one of the leading fleet management and vehicle tracking companies, with key partnerships in insurance telematics," says Peter Leparulo, CEO of Novatel Wireless. "We look forward to working together with DigiCore to integrate their Ctrack software platform and our OBDII devices to enable a host of telematics tracking and monitoring capabilities."
"DigiCore is recognized as a world leading provider of machine- to-machine telematics solutions, our operations under the Ctrack brand span six continents, and we are one of the pioneers in the insurance telematics business," added Deon du Rand, CTO at DigiCore, suppliers of Ctrack. "The MT 3060 is the most advanced OBDII platform we have seen to date, and combined with our onboard and front-end intellectual property, will provide a new level of value to our customers. As we have already proven with almost one billion driver behavioral kilometers analyzed, the use of telematics in the insurance market will be a growth driver for the industry, as our insurance customers move towards determining insurance premiums by taking into account aspects such as driving behavior, location and time of travel. We are pleased that Novatel Wireless will be a core part of our telematics offering," Deon du Rand continued.
The MT 3060 platform is a plug-and-play, self-installing device that can be deployed in minutes by any driver. The device simply inserts into the OBDII port of a vehicle, without taking a vehicle out of service. The MT 3060 also boasts GPS capability and a highly sensitive 1000Hz 3-axis accelerometer that is optimized for sensing high impact driving behavior. The MT 3060 further optimizes performance by an innovative antenna design and disconnect alert feature using an on-board backup battery.
Novatel Wireless noted that its M2M software offerings can build connectivity from Internet Protocol-enabled remote assets to existing enterprise applications. The N4A Communications and Management software platform provides a complete asset management user interface that focuses on managing configurations across multiple usage scenarios. N4A Device Manager is an environment for the management, configuration, self-care and support of Novatel Wireless M2M devices.
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