KORE-Powered Application from U.S. Fleet Tracking Enables Super Bowl Organizers to Track Player Movements in Real Time
Oklahoma City, Okla. and Reston, Va. - Jan 28, 2009—KORE Telematics, the world's largest digital wireless services provider specializing in machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, and U.S. Fleet Tracking, a leading provider of automatic vehicle location solutions, will help Gameday Operations ensure security at this year's Super Bowl. The joint solution will track vehicles carrying all key NFL and entertainment personalities, including the AFC and NFC champion teams, throughout Super Bowl XLIII week in Tampa Bay,Fla.
Each driver of the more than 100 Super Bowl vehicles will be issued a KORE-powered vehicle tracking device from U.S. Fleet Tracking. In their third straight year providing enhanced security for the big game, KORE and U.S. Fleet Tracking will monitor every key location and movement by the members of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals, halftime entertainer Bruce Springsteen and other key personnel. Through real-time information updates, security officials can ensure that the proper authorities and escorts are always in the right place at the right time. Officials also have the ability to respond instantly if any vehicle leaves the expected route, becomes delayed or is subject to other unexpected events
Security personnel will remotely monitor each vehicle's location in real time via six 42" LCD screens in the Gameday Operations security pavilion. Unlike other vehicle tracking systems that update locations once every one to five minutes, the U.S. Fleet Tracking solution will update player and VIP locations every five seconds. Users can also receive notifications any time a vehicle enters or leaves a certain area or exceeds a specific speed. With accuracy to within eight inches and 1/4 mph, security officials will be able to zoom in and see what lane or parking space a vehicle is in.
"For the third year in a row, we're proud to help keep the Super Bowl a safe event for everyone," said Jerry Hunter, president of U.S. Fleet Tracking. "As the only vehicle tracking system trusted and used by the NFL, we need to ensure that our solution has highly reliable wireless connectivity. KORE Telematics provides the wireless network support required to power our industry leading line of advanced vehicle tracking solutions."
"We're proud to partner with U.S. Fleet Tracking to deliver truly live tracking and enhanced security at this year's Super Bowl," said Alex Brisbourne, president and COO, KORE Telematics. "With the industry's most reliable and scalable all-digital wireless M2M network, KORE is powering innovative M2M applications for asset tracking, fleet management, advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), broadband wireless video and hundreds of other applications."
The U.S. Fleet Tracking device used for this year's Super Bowl is the size of a cellular phone. Unlike past years when each vehicle required an extensive 30-minute installation, this new, ultra sensitive device simply clips onto a person's clothing and can transmit its location via the KORE network to U.S. Fleet Tracking servers. With no installation required, the cost of the solution and the human effort are lower, enabling the NFL to track nearly five times as many vehicles this year than last. These new devices run on an extended-life battery, they work through metal, inside buildings and track any vehicle. The U.S. Fleet Tracking solution is also used by the general public to track thousands upon thousands of commercial fleet vehicles, teen drivers and high-value assets where knowing the location and behavior of the payload is critical to management interests.
The KORE Telematics network powers M2M solutions for more than 550 partners, serving as the industry standard IP service for telemetry, telematics and M2M adopters. Today, KORE manages more all-digital end-point connections than any other service provider, driving adoption of machine-based communications across a wide cross-section of organizations in the public sector, retail, supply chain, security and utility industries.
About U.S. Fleet Tracking
Founded in 2005, U.S. Fleet Tracking has grown into a multinational multi-million-dollar-a- year company with thousands upon thousands of vehicles tracking at any given instant. The company has vehicles tracking all over the globe, from Iceland to Israel, Saudi Arabia to Spain, Austria to Australia, New Zealand and beyond. For more information, please visit www.usfleettracking.com.
About KORE Telematics
KORE Telematics is the world's largest fully digital wireless network provider focused exclusively on the rapidly-expanding machine-to-machine (M2M) communications market. Companies in fields as diverse as security, utilities, health care and fleet management, as well as government agencies, are implementing M2M solutions to achieve productivity gains, cost management, environmental improvement and to expand customer services. Through its extensive network of application and hardware partners, KORE enables complete solutions for vehicle tracking, homeland security, automated metering and dozens of other M2M applications. Finally, KORE maintains long-term, direct agreements with Tier 1 wireless operator partners that allow it to offer a range of technologies—including GSM, CDMA and EV-DO—that ensures the greatest possible reliability and coverage. For more information, please visit www.koretelematics.com.