Telogis announced the acquisition of the assets of Maptuit, a provider of connected navigation for commercial fleets.
The acquisition — the company’s fifth in three years — expands Telogis’ services as the fleet market increases adoption of location-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications. Maptuit’s commercial navigation technologies will enhance Telogis’ enterprise platform of SaaS, which includes fleet management, navigation, multi-vehicle route optimization and planning, work order management and mobile integration.
“This acquisition adds a new dimension to our platform,” said Newth Morris, president, Telogis Route and Telogis Mobile.
Enhancements to the Telogis platform resulting from the acquisition include an advanced location-based service (LBS) engine that receives feedback from the field on road conditions and physical restrictions that may not be captured by commercial and open source map data. These new capabilities can be used not only by the commercial navigation markets where Maptuit is being used now, but also to industries such as mining, and oil and gas, which operate in remote regions where map data coverage is limited, the company says.
Maptuit’s technologies also allow companies to specify “known-good” routes and yard-approaches. These capabilities help companies improve the safety of route operations and are increasingly important in international markets where bonded routes exist, the company says.
Telogis will integrate Maptuit’s technologies directly into its enterprise platform, thereby expanding the Telogis customer base by more than 100,000 subscribers.
“The commercial navigation technologies that Maptuit has revolutionized will enhance all of the applications on our platform — route planning, navigation, execution analytics,” said Morris.