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GE Security, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the General Electric Co., released its new NavLogix mobile resource management (MRM) solution. NavLogix combines the flexibility of the Internet with GPS and cellular technologies to provide complete resource management for service, utility, cable, and heating/air conditioning fleets with anywhere from one to 75,000 vehicles. Additional business fleets, ranging from armored vehicles to heavy equipment, also improve business processes by using GE’s NavLogix solution.
With NavLogix, fleet managers access a variety of operating information, including finding a vehicle’s exact location and routing, identifying start and stop times to indicate when drivers arrived and departed appointments, determining mileage, and receiving e-mail alerts for speeding, excessive idling, unauthorized moving and more. Managers can view custom maps to give drivers directions and alternate routes. NavLogix also helps managers to navigate tight delivery schedules. With NavLogix, vehicles can be restrained within specific boundaries using geo-fence capability. By generating a variety of multiple reports, fleet managers improve overall routing activities and boost fleet and individual driver efficiency.
“NavLogix combines today’s newest technologies to provide a tool for complete mobile resource management. Our customers gain improved customer service, asset utilization, productivity and security by locating, dispatching, re-routing, and providing directions to their fleets quickly and easily,” said Dave Nark, a GE Security growth initiatives leader.
“Because companies using NavLogix use the web to view every fleet vehicle in real time, they provide accurate estimated times-of-arrival to their customers who inquire about service appointments.”
As a hosted web application, NavLogix provides customers with convenience, ease of use, and secure access via the Internet without any IT investment. Virtual geo-fences can define landmarks such as facilities, customer appointment locations, parking lots or malls. Alerts provide e-mail notification of notable events, such as speeding and entering or exiting a geo-fenced area. Customers can receive 24-hour reports of vehicle activity and the routes driven. GE Security provides all hardware, associated installation, database resources and 24/7 service for NavLogix. The system is also user ID and password protected.
“We know that fleet managers are increasingly concerned with managing expenses,” Nark said. “Fuel and maintenance, employee overtime and low employee productivity can break an operating budget. The NavLogix solution helps our customers manage these expenses more efficiently. In a fleet of approximately 150 vehicles, savings can easily reach several thousand dollars per month.”