WirelessDevNet.com Press Release
Ctrack Selects u-blox GPS and GSM Modules for Fleet Management Solutions
Thalwil, Switzerland and Pretoria, South Africa - Ctrack, a division of South Africa based Digicore with over 1000 employees, is a world-leading provider of fleet management and vehicle tracking solutions. For their products, the company has selected Swiss u-blox as their strategic partner for embedded GPS and GSM technology.
Based on u-blox’ high-performance NEO line of GPS and LEON / LISA 2G and 3G module series, Ctrack’s Insure, Secure and Lite vehicle management systems provide 24/7 internet-based surveillance capabilities including real-time and historical positional overview, automatic alerts in the case of unauthorized vehicle movement or tampering, area alerts, SARS-compliant logbook and optional remote panic button.
“With over 10 vehicles stolen per hour in South Africa alone, our vehicle tracking systems provide security and peace of mind to fleet managers around the world by preventing theft and enabling recovery” said Mark Rousseau, Ctrack COO, “In addition, our products increase operational efficiency, driver productivity and safety. For these mission-critical features, we only select components with the highest reliability on the market. For GPS positioning and cellular connectivity, we depend on u-blox.”
Ctrack partners with global cellular providers such as Vodafone, MTN, and Celcom to ensure real-time visibility of vehicles and systems being tracked. Ctrack uses mapping applications such as Google, HERE maps and Tom Tom maps, giving customers a choice of normal, terrain and satellite views in its software applications.
“u-blox has a long history as the number one supplier of satellite positioning and embedded cellular communication modules in Africa,“ said Jennifer Nkire, Area Sales Manager for u-blox, “Our partnership with Ctrack is a result of our total commitment to provide them with the best products and technical support available. We are proud to be an integral part of their fleet management solutions.”
For more information about Ctrack, visit http://www.ctrack.com/
For more information about u-blox’ positioning and cellular components, visit http://www.u-blox.com/
Swiss-based u-blox (SIX:UBXN) is a global leader in wireless and positioning semiconductors for the automotive, industrial and consumer markets. Our solutions enable people, vehicles and machines to locate their exact position and wirelessly communicate via voice, text or video. With a broad portfolio of chips, modules and software solutions, u-blox is uniquely positioned to allow OEMs to develop innovative solutions that enable mobility quickly and cost-effectively. With headquarters in Thalwil, Switzerland, u blox is globally present with offices in Europe, Asia and the USA. (http://www.u-blox.com/)
Ctrack was founded in South Africa in 1985 and listed under the electronics and electrical sector on the Johannesburg stock exchange, JSE Limited, in December 1998 under the share code DGC. Today our operations, under the Ctrack brand, span six continents, with over 1,000 employees and more than 750,000 systems sold. We have concluded a number of successful global acquisitions in recent years, and expanded the company’s strong international reach into new emerging markets, such as Asia, Africa and Latin America. (http://www.ctrack.com/)