FleetBoss offers Mobile Crossing’s GPS system

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FleetBoss Global Positioning Solutions now is offering Mobile Crossing’s WayPoint GPS for both in-vehicle and handheld navigation. According to FleetBoss, the WayPoint features optimized routing, vehicle logging, real-time traffic and weather reports, turn-by-turn spoken directions, area and national maps and the ability to hold entire regions of the United States onboard without any additional memory cards.

“If using a WayPoint navigation system saves 10 minutes per day per vehicle, the return-on-investment savings in billable hours is substantial,” says Brian Carroll, president of Fern Park, Fla.-based FleetBoss. “The addition of an advanced GPS system like the WayPoint will give fleet drivers a technology edge that will help them be more productive and efficient.”

The WayPoint features real-time proximity alerts, which are pop-up messages that notify the driver of nearby points of interest such as gas stations, and a text-to-speech module that reads street names aloud. Mobile Crossing says the WayPoint is compatible with CompactFlash-based barcode, magnetic stripe and RFID scanners.

“The WayPoint gives drivers tremendous flexibility,” says Calvin Chu, product manager for in Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Mobile Crossing. “The GPS can be unplugged and data collection modules can be easily used with the WayPoint. For some fleets, it’s helpful to have a fully Windows Mobile-compatible handheld device like the WayPoint for running field applications.”

The WayPoint also is a personal organizer with built-in PDA capabilities, and it also includes Mobile Crossing’s Bluetooth GPS. It comes with a vehicle kit with integrated charger, amplified speakers and a desktop charger USB cradle. The WayPoint also has full-color moving navigation maps on a touchscreen display designed to be readable in daylight as well as low-glare night conditions.

For more information, go to www.mobilecrossing.com.