Sprint makes Geotab system available for multi-state contracting

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Sprint and Geotab announced today that Geotab plug-and-play fleet management systems are now available to states,  local government entities and authorized non-profit organizations purchasing on the Western States Contracting Alliance (WSCA/NASPO) cooperative purchasing contract.

WSCA/NASPO is a national consortium of states that enables multi-state contracting to help states and local government entities acquire quality services in a cost effective and efficient manner.

Geotab combines the simplicity of plug-and-play with analytics and Web-based user tools and reports that show in real time where vehicles are and what they are doing, the company says. Its GO6 device enable fleet managers to track and monitor vehicle locations, identify driving behaviors, optimize driver dispatch and routing, and improve the overall health of their fleets with maintenance reminders and alerts.  Additionally, Geotab says it offers the ability to track each driver even if they are driving different vehicles.

The GO6 is a proprietary device designed and engineered by Geotab. It can support any type of vehicle with the use of a J-BUS adaptor and the ability to expand capabilities with Garmin navigation, Iridium satellite, sensors, and other add-ons using a special expander cable called the IOX. The device plugs into the vehicle’s OBDII (OBD2) port – where it then reads and sends vehicle health, location, and driving style information back to the Geotab Web-based application.

“We are pleased to extend our current Geotab Connected Fleet solution to states and local agencies,” said Ben Vos, vice president and general manager, Emerging Solutions Group, Sprint. “Plug-and-play fleet management solutions are a key part of our portfolio, providing a powerful, yet easy-to-use tool for driving impactful savings and efficiencies.”

For a quick tour of Geotab’s plug and play system, see the videos below: