Teletrac to include free-form messaging

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Teletrac, Inc., a provider of metro fleet location information systems, announced an enhancement to the wireless text messaging capability for its main fleet tracking product, FleetDirector. Drivers now have the ability to instantly send free-form text messages from their message data terminals (MDT) to the dispatcher or fleet manager. Until now, drivers could only choose from pre-programmed messages or limited basic five-digit numeric text.

To input free form text messages, drivers can either use the alphanumeric keys on their MDT, or install a keyboard. Both new and current users of Teletrac’s FleetDirector system who opt to install the Net 955 MDT in their vehicles can take advantage of the enhanced messaging capability over a CDPD or GPRS network. The Net 955 MDT is an additional option within the standard FleetDirector hardware package.