Wireless Applications

ARI Partners to Offer Two-Prong Telematics Program

March 27, 2007

The company is partnering with Netistix Technologies and Networkcar Inc. to offer an integrated telematics and fleet management system.


MT. LAUREL, NJ (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Automotive Resources International (ARI), a leading global fleet solutions provider specializing in complex car and truck fleet management, has partnered with Netistix Technologies and Networkcar, Inc. to offer a two-pronged telematics approach: a wireless solution for active transmission of data over cellular service, and a system for passive collection of data and transmission of that data from a central site over short range, high speed wireless networks. Both solutions integrate telematics and fleet management data through ARI's web-based ARI insights, an intelligent web-based car and truck fleet management system. This integrated solution will help to reduce fleet operating costs and improve overall company productivity.

ARI has partnered with Netistix to provide a "passive" program: the Netistix FleetPulse system automatically captures and stores a comprehensive set of key operational fleet data, optionally including GPS. The data is then downloaded through a wireless transceiver at central locations, with no usage or time charges applicable—an ideal choice for fleet vehicles that routinely return to a specified lot or shop. Fleets that require real-time data can choose an "active" program provided through Networkcar: cellular-based coverage (provided by Cingular Wireless) merges patented remote diagnostic systems with GPS-based Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) technology to provide up-to-the-minute status of both vehicle location and engine diagnostics.

With both systems feeding into ARI insights, users can view integrated telematics and fleet management data. The administration tools are user-friendly, and the comprehensive report series can be printed or exported to an Excel spreadsheet.

ARI Vice President and CIO, Bill Kwelty, comments on the timely collection and web-based integration of data: "The strength of our combined companies will serve to create cost-savings opportunities for our clients. Through the use of our advanced technology, we will deliver the right information, to the right people, at the right time!"

About ARI
ARI, a subsidiary of Holman Enterprises based in Mt. Laurel, NJ, is an industry leader and the largest privately-held fleet leasing and management company in the world. As a single-source fleet management leader, ARI customizes innovative solutions that streamline fleet operations, help lower the cost of fleet ownership and create long-term value for customers. Today, with a workforce numbering more than 1,000 and offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Europe, the company manages more than 2,000 outsourced fleets (over 540,000 autos and trucks) in North America and, combined with its strategic partners, more than 1.9 million fleet vehicles globally.

About Netistix
Netistix Technologies Corporation delivers an automated fleet monitoring system delivering strong return on investment (ROI) for organizations that have significant fleet interests, including fleet management companies and their repair service providers. The Netistix FleetPulse system accesses and analyzes a broad set of data from the vehicles engine computer units (ECUs), GPS receivers and attached auxiliary devices, to automate the delivery of actionable decision support and management reporting. Netistix, a private corporation is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada.

About Networkcar
Networkcar's wireless in-vehicle technology combines patented remote diagnostic systems with GPS-based Automatic Vehicle Location technology. The company has received numerous awards for its innovation including the 2006 American Business Award for Most Innovative Company and the 2006 Frost & Sullivan Technology Innovation Award for Wireless Emissions Monitoring. Networkcar is a wholly-owned subsidiary of HUGHES Telematics, Inc. and is headquartered in San Diego, CA.

CONTACT: Automotive Resources International (ARI)
Ed Pierce, Director of Marketing
856-727-7091
epierce@arifleet.com


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