WebTech Wireless Launches the WT7000 Series Locator with Advanced Functionality for Automotive and Insurance Industry Applications
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – WebTech Wireless Inc. (TSX:WEW), a leading provider of location-based and fleet telematics services, introduces the WT7000 Series Locator™ as the latest addition to the company’s well-proven line of in-vehicle, GPS location and telematics monitoring devices. The WT7000 Locator includes features, such as greater memory and data processing capabilities, applicable to a wide variety of fleet applications, however, the addition of an accelerometer is a feature aimed squarely at the automotive and vehicle insurance market, where location and telematics data used for vehicle usage modelling has the potential to revolutionize that industry.
The key differentiators of the WT7000 from previous models and competitors’ offerings include:
* Accelerometer (3-axis) for driver behaviour modeling, accident alerts and recording, and unauthorized movement detection.
* Dedicated microprocessor and extended memory for increased data flow and enhanced trip recorder, geofence and Driver ID functions.
* Embedded Bluetooth® allowing dial-up networking and hands-free voice communications for increased productivity and safety.
* High sensitivity GPS Engine for increased location accuracy.
* CAN-bus controller supporting J1979 and J1939, plus Diagnostic Trouble Code collection.
* Personal Navigation Device connectivity for turn-by-turn navigation and two-way messaging.
The enhanced data processing capabilities of the WT7000 and Bluetooth® functionality give all fleet operators a highly flexible, expandable platform and enhanced integration with other mobile devices. For auto insurance companies, the embedded accelerometer provides the potential to base premiums on driver behaviour and usage patterns, which permits highly accurate premiums and claims modelling according to actual risk. Consumers benefit from potentially lower premiums and claims costs as well as the technology’s ability to encourage better, safer driving. An additional benefit is the ability for drivers and companies to monitor and lower their CO2 and contaminant emissions.
Ian Povey, WebTech Wireless’ Director of Product Marketing, commented, “This latest addition to our Locator series is another step in the evolution of a highly successful product platform, which demonstrates that WebTech Wireless remains at the forefront of the industry with innovative technology that even has the potential to change the business models of our customers.”
“One of the most exciting features of the WT7000 is the embedded accelerometer, which opens the door to a wide range of automotive applications, the full implications of which are only just being realized.” said Edward Kulperger, WebTech Wireless’ Sr. Director of Personal Automotive & OEM, adding, “Insurance companies are recognizing that our technology is leading the market, and we’re conducting pilots with a number of major auto insurers to develop and apply this technology even further.”
The WT7000 is available in two models, the WT7000 and WT7000E (Extended), and integrates seamlessly with WebTech Wireless’ feature-rich Quadrant™ operating system. It is available now directly from WebTech Wireless or through one of its many global resellers and distributors.
This newest product complements WebTech Wireless’ comprehensive product line, providing yet another solution for industries that depend on efficient mobile resource management of equipment and people.
About WebTech Wireless Inc.
WebTech Wireless Inc. (TSX:WEW) is a global Telematics, location-based services provider that develops, manufactures, and delivers turnkey wireless solutions designed to improve productivity and profitability. WebTech Wireless products include wireless hardware and software services running on cellular and satellite networks, and include Automatic Vehicle Location, Mapping, Reporting, Vehicle Diagnostics, Driver Status, In-vehicle Telemetry, Messaging, In-vehicle Navigation, and wireless application and Internet connectivity. WebTech Wireless is currently providing devices and services worldwide in eight languages to over forty-one countries covering five continents. WebTech Wireless’ scalable solutions are used by a broad range of small, medium and Fortune 500 companies and by governments. For more information, please visit www.webtechwireless.com.
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