NEW ORLEANS, May 8, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CTIA WIRELESS -- Xata Corporation (Nasdaq:XATA), the leader in fleet optimization software, today announced that it has added eight new, technologically advanced tablets and smartphones certified to work with the Xata Turnpike fleet management solution, continuing its dedication to delivering mobile technology's most recent advancements to the transportation industry.
With more than 85 devices certified to run Xata Turnpike, Xata is outpacing its competition with cutting-edge technology that fleets of all sizes and owner-operators are choosing to help them improve compliance, reduce costs and increase customer satisfaction.
"The days of multi-thousand dollar, difficult-to-install and proprietary platforms are fading away," says Christian Schenk, vice president, market development and product marketing, Xata. "A tablet by definition is a portable device that operates completely independent of other hardware or cradles, and doesn't require a three-hour installation. The Xata Turnpike solution self-installs in minutes and operates with a mobile device seamlessly without any bulky harnesses or cradles."
Unlike competitive "portable computers" that come at high capital costs, Xata's software is optimized to run on all form factors and supports many operating systems including the industry-leading Android.
The eight new devices now certified to run Xata Turnpike, including six tablets and one smartphone that use the Android operating system, feature a variety of productivity-enhancing tools. Supported by mobile carrier partners AT&T, Sprint and Verizon, the eight new devices include:
"Bringing our award-winning solutions to these cutting-edge devices enables us to better meet the diverse needs of our growing list of customers," says Schenk. "Whatever their on-the-road mobility needs, Xata Turnpike runs on a mobile device that can help provide better value and functionality."
Xata Corporation (Nasdaq:XATA) provides intuitive, automated fleet management software solutions to the trucking industry. By delivering real-time critical information on vehicle and driver performance, Xata makes it easy for fleet managers, dispatchers and drivers to collect, sort, view and analyze data to help reduce costs, increase safety and compliance, and improve customer satisfaction.
Our award-winning solutions include 1) XataNet, a full-featured, enterprise-wide solution that helps private and for-hire fleets drive continuous improvement, and 2) Xata Turnpike, a technologically advanced, low-cost, easy-to-install solution that runs on drivers' existing cell phones, smartphones and tablet computers. Both solutions help fleet managers and drivers meet established and emerging electronic onboard recorder (EOBR) regulations. We also offer a portfolio of professional services, including implementation, training and consulting, to help our customers deliver bottom-line results. For more information, visit www.xata.com or call 1.800.745.9282.
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