PeopleNet adds secure Wi-Fi to Tablet system

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Updated Mar 9, 2012

PeopleNet, a provider of integrated onboard computing and mobile communications systems, announced that its Tablet in-cab/portable computing system now provides secure fleet-managed wireless Internet (Wi-Fi) access and Web browsing.

“The addition of Wi-Fi to cell and satellite communications provides fleets another option for efficiently communicating and exchanging data with their drivers,” says Brian McLaughlin, president, while making the announcement at the Truckload Carriers Association’s Annual Convention being held in Kissimee, Fla. “PeopleNet’s proxy server ensures that all devices and stored data are secure, and that data sent to the driver is scanned for potential viruses.”

The new Wi-Fi capability can enable drivers to access their fleet’s corporate site as well as key parts of company intranets such as payroll systems and training applications. Fleets determine whether Internet access is provided solely through company Wi-Fi networks or via public hot-spot access. Fleets also determine which sites beyond their companies’ are pre-approved for driver access.