Wireless M2M Network Improves Vehicle Tracking and Fleet Management Across the U.S. and Canada
ALPHARETTA, GA AND SEATTLE, WA—June 07, 2010—DataLink Systems USA Inc., announced today that the new VeLINK Wireless Data solution will be powered by KORE Telematics, the world's largest digital wireless provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. Datalink customers will be able to instantly use VeLINK with seamless, reliable coverage across the U.S., Canada and Europe via the KORE GSM network.
VeLINK is a low-cost, ready-to-install vehicle monitoring, maintenance and location tracking system. The system consists of Datalink's remote vehicle devices, the DataNet back-end software and bundled GSM access and network services from KORE. This wireless data solution can be deployed immediately, allowing end users to directly procure and deploy the remote units themselves. To ensure ease-of-use throughout the systems lifecycle, Datalink provides a single point of contact for both the initial deployment and the ongoing service, including network access and airtime. The new relationship with KORE enables Datalink Systems to offer a full end-to-end solution for dealers and fleet managers.
"In launching our VeLINK solution, Datalink wanted to provide a simple and straight forward process to procure and deploy a sophisticated fleet management solution through a single point of contact. For this reason, we turned to KORE Telematics, the go-to choice for reliable GSM access and network services at margins that suit our business model," said Clive Ross, president of Datalink Systems. "As the leading digital wireless M2M network provider, KORE has earned our trust through a long-standing relationship and we didn't shop the business to smaller M2M providers or even the Tier-One carriers. KORE was our first and ideal choice."
Packaged with the KORE network and SIMs, VeLINK streamlines the sales and deployment process for dealers and fleet managers. Other solutions often require dealers to separately arrange for network access and airtime packages for their customers, which can be a time consuming and expensive process. VeLINK also includes the Datalink DataNET software. For larger dealers who desire to provide an end to end VeLink service, an optional DataGate IP Routing Hub can be procured and operated by the dealer in order to provide localized end to end service to their fleet customers.
"Datalink has proven to offer powerful and reliable solutions that incorporate unique security capabilities, and the KORE network is an ideal complement to the VeLINK system," said Alex Brisbourne, president and COO, KORE Telematics. "The ease of service delivery through multiple Datalink channel partners using the PRiSMPro service platform massively simplifies fulfillment and reduces the cost and complexity of growth for Datalink allowing them to offer VeLINK more broadly, yet with total control of all network operating costs as their business grows."
The VeLink Solution is gaining traction. In Canada, Budget Car rental offices in Western Canada have adopted the VeLINK for their fleets and are placing repeat orders.
About Datalink Systems Inc.
Datalink Systems Inc. specializes in the development of IP packet data software programs for GPS tracking and data processing over a variety of wireless networks. Datalink also provides custom design and development services to AVL - GPS hardware resellers when required. Datalink's DataNET is powerful "back-end" software with a proven ten year history that connects to remote assets over multiple wireless networks on one side, while, on the other side, links to multiple workstations anywhere via the Internet or Intranet. DataNET is based on a client/server relationship rather than an ASP model. Corporations and Government Agencies prefer conventional client/server applications because the applications provide confidentiality and total control over their records. For more information, please visit www.datalinksystemsinc.com.
About KORE Telematics
KORE Telematics is the world's largest fully digital wireless network provider specializing 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. KORE's long-term, direct agreements with Tier 1 wireless operator partners allow it to offer a range of technologies—including GSM, HSPA, CDMA and EV-DO—that ensures the greatest possible reliability and coverage. For more information, please visit www.koretelematics.com.