PeopleNet, a Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) company and provider of fleet mobility technology, is the first fleet management provider to offer a connection to 4G Long-Term Evolution (LTE) networks, now available through its PeopleNet ConnectedFleet platform, in the United States, Canada and Mexico, the company said.
Through the ConnectedFleet platform, fleets can connect their drivers, devices and equipment in real-time to improve efficiencies and increase safety. With the introduction of LTE connectivity, PeopleNet customers can now have the potential for faster connection speeds and the ability to access information more efficiently in geographical areas that previously had little to no coverage.
In addition to realizing the benefits of LTE bandwidth and speed, customers will continue to gain critical insight into their fleet´s coverage through PeopleNet´s Managed Network. Unlike other fleet management providers, PeopleNet´s monitoring solutions provide highly-detailed wireless network metrics that report minute-by-minute connectivity, coverage depth and latency for all trucks in a fleet.
LTE coverage is available for fleets using the PeopleNet Mobile Gateway, who operate in the US, Canada and Mexico.
PeopleNet provides solutions to help fleets improve safety and compliance and reduce costs. PeopleNet´s network communications, mobility and analytics products are used by more than 2,000 truckload, LTL, private, and energy services fleets throughout North America. PeopleNet was established in 1994 and is headquartered in Minnetonka, Minnesota, with an office in Ontario, Canada.