Local Tech Firms Roll out GPS-Based Fleet System

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Local Tech Firms Roll out GPS-Based Fleet System


Two locally owned IT companies have combined their resources to introduce what it said is the “most complete fleet management system to the Philippine and South East Asian market.”The new offering is a result of a “strategic tie-up” between IP Converge Data Center and Geodata Systems Technologies. IP Converge is the IT and telecommunications arm of local tech conglomerate IPVG Corp. while Geodata is a Filipino-owned company specializing in Geographic Information System (GIS) and mapping solutions.Under the partnership, IP Converge brings together Convoy FMS and Geodata’s ArcLogistics and Archibus to create a comprehensive and end-to-end fleet management solution that “outperforms” existing fleet management systems in the marketplace.In 2007, a Filipino-owned technology firm, StarComm, unveiled a similar fleet management tool for companies called 3rdEye. However, IP Converge and Geodata insist that their new solution is far superior to any product that has been launched in the market.The GPS-based solution, officials said, is targeted at logistics or companies that operate a fleet of at least 10 vehicles.Rene Huergas, president of IP-Converge, said the fleet management solution addresses the deficiencies of other fleet management systems and work way beyond than just merely tracking vehicles.A major component of the solution is the Convoy FMS, a Web-based GPS fleet management system developed by Miami-based Lazer Technology Solutions that uses Google Maps as a platform. …

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