Telogis expands mobile suite

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Telogis announced an expansion to its mobile suite of applications with the release of Telogis Navigation 4.5, WorkPlan 2.0, Vehicle-as-a-Hub and Coach.

Telogis Navigation 4.5 now supports the Android operating system. Telogis says it features a completely redesigned and enhanced user interface (UI) that makes the navigation easier to use. Telogis has continued to develop the navigation product following its acquisition of Maptuit in March, 2011. Maptuit called the product NaviGo.

Navigation 4.5 also features improved map quality including embedded advanced map attributes relevant to commercial fleets. The nearly 110,000 active members of the Telogis Navigation platform will experience social community upgrades and feature enhancements allowing for a closed loop with drivers, the company says.

Telogis WorkPlan 2.0 integrates across the Telogis platform to enable customers to more easily manage and engage with their mobile workforces, the company added. Compatible with iOS and Android devices, the application enables users to manage work orders from the field and meet federal mandates for compliance in the workers’ hands. Mobile workers can also view all of their jobs as points on a map to visualize their days and routes, while back office teams can see the real-time location and job status of all of their workers in the field using the Telogis platform.

WorkPlan also incorporates hours of service (HOS) management features that track driving hours automatically and keep electronic logs compliant with FMCSA mandates, the company notes. It also includes HOS limit warnings and automatic driver mode change to improve accuracy and let drivers concentrate on the work at hand.

Workers can also automate and simplify the driver vehicle inspection report (DVIR) process to meet regulations through WorkPlan. With the addition of QR codes, drivers can run WorkPlan on their mobile devices and scan the codes in order to verify inspections have been completed.

Telogis Vehicle-as-a-Hub (VaaH) is designed to consolidate mobile workers’ wireless communications into one device. Telogis VaaH turns customers’ vehicles into a connected, mobile hotspot and supports peripherals such as in-cab cameras to encourage safe driving and prevent accidents.

Telogis Coach application closes the loop with mobile workers by delivering a snapshot of the day’s events to drivers’ mobile devices. Telogis Coach provides a quick look at daily driving records that can be easily accessed and reviewed to help drivers understand what behaviors and practices need improvement, and how the overall quality and safety of their driving habits fit into the goals of the organization, the company says.

Telogis Coach includes personalized scorecards, leaderboards to compare against peers, violation listings and training videos to foster improvement. Telogis Coach is available on Android and iOS devices including smartphones and tablets.

“Telogis understands the inherent need for our customers to have easier ways to have greater visibility into their mobile workforces,” said Mark Wallin, vice president, product management, Telogis. “Whether it’s the most accurate routes with Telogis Navigation, providing simple tools for compliance with Workplan, giving drivers a snapshot of their day with Telogis Coach or increased safety and productivity with Telogis Vehicle-as-a-Hub, our mobile suite of applications has everything an enterprise needs to run its mobile workforce all in one seamless, powerful platform.”