The world’s largest producer of mobile devices for fleet vehicles, Micronet Ltd Israel, has released a new model for use with Android mobile devices.
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There is a specific type of touch screen tablet which is used in vehicles such as taxis and trucks and that work on special systems for communication and information for their operators. Micronet Ltd. Israel specializes in such devices and has announced its latest product.
The A-317, an Android operating system device with a seven inch touch screen display that supports both restive and multi touch screen capabilities is Micronet’s latest cab portable computer/tablet device which is designed to fit the specific needs of an individual company. It can be set on the dashboard next to a cab driver. As with all of the company’s mobile data terminals, it is compatible with local Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and has cellular GSM 3.5G, GPS and CANbus features to support advanced fleet management solutions in a fully integrated stand alone platform.
Users will have access to Apps that offer maps, finding places to eat on the road and even chat rooms for drivers.
Located in Azor, Israel’s Micronet has been in business for over thirty years and is a manufacturer of mobile computing platforms, designed for fleet management and mobile workforce management solutions. Fleet vehicles are taxis, buses and trucks, where management needs to have a uniform mobile system in place for all of its drivers.
There is a great deal of competition in the mobile computing platforms marketplace with more than twenty companies offering products. In spite of this, Micronet has succeeded in rising to the top and has the largest market share in the industry.
Micronet states that it offers solutions which facilitate mobile workforce productivity, enable corporate efficiency, and enhance customer service. The company has sold about 400, 000 units of different programmable and versatile hardware products to fleet management and mobile resource management solution and service providers.
In a statement Micronet said that the A317 will allow for “a wide range of functions including corporate policy compliance; remote device access for online training, support and trouble-shooting; and over-the-air (OTA) functionality for highly secure and data efficient upgrades of application and operating system software.”
Rafi Katz has been the CEO of Micronet since 2005 and co-founded CT Motion, a cellular location-based services company and served as its Chief Executive Officer. In a statement he said, “Over the years, Micronet has grown to be the most popular supplier of rugged mobile data terminals worldwide. We continue to innovate in anticipation of our customers’ needs The A317 is the first in a new generation of products that we plan to introduce within the next two years to address the evolving needs of each of the mobile resource management verticals.”
Micronet Ltd., an Israeli corporation, maintains full in-house R&D – software and hardware – capabilities, and operates a modern manufacturing facility. It partners with companies such as Google, Microsoft and Texas Instruments, whose software and operating systems are the platforms for Micronet’s devices. The company went public last June and is traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Market.