InSight Mobile Data, Inc. today announced a partnership with Garmin, the global leader for satellite navigation, to provide support for the fleet 590 connected fleet management device. The fleet(TM) 590 is an all-in-one, dashboard-mounted unit that offers navigation, dispatch, and GPS tracking capabilities without the need for wiring or “hard” installation.
The Garmin Fleet 590 brings a full array of critical mobile management features, including vehicle tracking, dispatching, messaging and timeclock functionality, to organizations that don’t assign their employees permanently to one vehicle. Because it simply plugs in to the 12-volt power outlet in seconds without hard wiring, busy mobile operations are also spared the cost and inconvenience of taking vehicles off the road and scheduling installations.
“We’re very excited to be partnering with Garmin to offer yet another flexible and convenient mobile workforce management tool to the organizations and industries we serve,” said John Eller, founder and CEO of InSight Mobile Data. “Garmin’s a trusted leader and were one of the early pioneers in satellite navigation – just as InSight was in commercial GPS tracking. We’ve been partners for years, and joining forces to bring this new combination of portability and productivity to the market makes a perfect addition to the StreetEagle product line.”
Aside from the spoken turn-by-turn directions, voice activated navigation and messaging that are now familiar to Garmin users, the Fleet 590 also incorporates continuous tracking capability, driver behavior monitoring and driver identification features into the same unit. This is especially useful for organizations that allow employees to use their own vehicles, or that depend on contractors who might not drive a company vehicle.
“InSight Mobile Data is one of our longest-standing partners in the fleet business and we are excited to see them take the next step by integrating our Telematics API with the launch of the fleet 590,” said Chad Sallman, business development manager for commercial solutions at Garmin. “The Garmin fleet 590 in combination with InSight Mobile Data’s robust fleet management framework provides a comprehensive tracking and navigation solution that is easy to install.”
Learn more about the InSight Mobile Data/Garmin Fleet 590 integration here.
InSight Mobile Data develops innovative, flexible fleet and asset management solutions that provide real-time visibility into the mobile work environment. For over 15 years, our nationally-recognized StreetEagle Tracking Solutions suite has provided the ability to capture, analyze and integrate mission-critical data from ALL mobile assets – vehicles, equipment and field-based employees – in one fully configurable and user-friendly platform.
Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd., the global leader in satellite navigation. Since 1989, this group of companies has designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation, communication and information devices and applications – most of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin’s products serve automotive, mobile, wireless, outdoor recreation, marine, aviation, and OEM applications. A component of the S&P 500 index, Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at http://www.garmin.com/pressroom or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin is a registered trademark of Garmin Ltd.