Verizon, XRS, Samsung Mobile create NXT package for trucking

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Updated Oct 11, 2013

XRS Corporation, a provider of mobile trucking intelligence, announced that Verizon is the official wireless provider for the company’s new collaboration with Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC (“Samsung Mobile”). The new product – NXT – creates an integrated mobile device and software package designed specifically for the trucking industry.

The new package brings together XRS compliance and performance tools with Samsung Mobile’s mobile devices. Now, NXT is powered by Verizon’s 4G LTE network, bringing performance and speed to the platform.

“Technology forces in the trucking industry have long been on converging paths, and our new NXT product – powered by XRS in collaboration with Verizon and Samsung Mobile – is a perfect example of how our industry is harnessing the power of technology to benefit drivers and fleet managers,” said Christian Schenk, senior vice president, product & market strategy at XRS Corporation.

NXT is available immediately. It allows drivers and fleets to purchase select Samsung Mobile devices with an XRS trucking intelligence software subscription and ready for activation on the Verizon 4G LTE network. The first device available is the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0, priced at a $100 discount from its suggested retail value. The data plan and subscription cost is $54 per month, including $39 for the monthly XRS fee and $15 for the monthly wireless data fee. This charge covers all required subscriptions and data, including the Relay onboard hardware component, as well as FLX messaging, hours of service, electronic DVIR, IFTA state mileage reporting and more.

“With the explosive growth of mobile electronic devices in the trucking industry, drivers have come to expect reliable and fast wireless service while they are on the road,” said Michael Toto, director of alternate channels for Verizon Enterprise Solutions. “This solution is one example of how Verizon is investing in the success of our channel partners as we collaborate to bring new innovative solutions to the market.”

NXT also offers integration with many enterprise transportation products. Over time, the platform collaboration will expand to introduce additional components, including MDM and wearable products.

XRS says its trucking intelligence platform operates in both over-the-road and private carrier configurations and is suitable for fleets of all sizes. XRS runs on certified smartphones, tablets and rugged handhelds that transmit vehicle and operator data through the cloud to a fleet management dashboard.

NXT was developed through the Samsung Solutions Exchange, a newly announced strategic engagement model from Samsung Mobile. The program is aimed at achieving shared value across Samsung Mobile’s rapidly growing ecosystem of enterprise customers, sales channels and alliances.

Customers can buy the NXT product either directly through Verizon at http://engage.xrscorp.com/NXT_VZN or through XRS at http://engage.xrscorp.com/NXT_XRS.