MINNEAPOLIS, Oct 19, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- New Boundary Technologies(R), a pioneer in remote monitoring and control software, today expanded its technology partnership with Digi International /quotes/comstock/15*!dgii/quotes/nls/dgii (DGII 10.68, -0.11, -1.04%) , the leader in device networking for business, to integrate their respective fleet management technologies, FleetVista(TM) and Digi ConnectPort X5.
The integration of ConnectPort X5, a robust, low-cost communications gateway with built-in GPS and cellular connectivity, with FleetVistaoffers fleet managers several tracking and status options to improve vehicle utilization and efficiency using GPS vehicle tracking and route optimization. As a result, fleet managers can reduce their vehicle operating costs by 15-25 percent.
"We are excited to expand our partnership with New Boundary Technologies and provide our mutual customers a complete fleet management solution," said Larry Kraft, senior vice president of global sales and marketing for Digi International. "Combining Digi's robust in-vehicle hardware with New Boundary Technologies' fleet management software helps customers monitor their fleets and create more efficient vehicle routes."
Fleet and inventory management are further enhanced by the addition of TankVista(TM)tank and sensor monitoring services to X5-equipped FleetVista vehicles, which provides an up-to-date view of vehicle movement and current location. By combining TankVista with FleetVista, fleet managers can optimize many different types of Vendor Managed Inventory systems, allowing them to manage their deliveries and routes more efficiently than ever before, without worrying about a tank running dry.
"The integration of an X5-equipped FleetVista with TankVista is an exciting step that provides greater visibility and control throughout the supply chain," said Kim Pearson, chief executive officer for New Boundary Technologies. "It can allow suppliers and fleet managers to service more customers and improve reliability of supply, which translates into higher profits and fewer logistical hassles."
FleetVista can also interface with back-office systems to deliver data to existing processes, providing a straightforward view of load tracking end-to-end. When combined with FleetVista's route management tools, real-time tracking, and driver interaction, package-tracking systems and delivery services can now show logistics managers where their loads are at any moment and when they're delivered.
The ConnectPort X5 family also supports Digi's industry-leading XBee wireless technology to deploy low-power sensor networks within and around the vehicle to monitor tires, refrigeration units, door latches, temperature sensors, cargo sensors, RFID readers /"d other critical asset points. The X5 also features advanced power management as well as CANbus, J1708 and J1939 support.
Availability FleetVista is available immediately as a low cost monthly service. It is sold directly through New Boundary Technologies and partnering resellers.
About New Boundary Technologies New Boundary Technologies(R) develops innovative software solutions for PC configuration management and remote equipment monitoring and control. The company's Prism Suite(R) automates software deployment, asset management and patch management. PwrSmart(TM) is a simple, automated PC power management solution that centrally controls PC power settings and energy consumption. Policy Commander(R) automates computer security policy enforcement. Radiem(R) technology powers the company's FleetVista(TM) and TankVista(TM) products, which monitor and control remote and mobile equipment via wireless Internet. Founded in 1985, New Boundary Technologies is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. For more information, visit www.newboundary.com or call 800-747-4487.
About Digi International Digi International /quotes/comstock/15*!dgii/quotes/nls/dgii (DGII 10.68, -0.11, -1.04%) is making wireless M2M easy by developing reliable products and solutions to connect and securely manage local or remote electronic devices over the network or via the Web. Digi offers the highest levels of performance, flexibility and quality, and markets its products through a global network of distributors and resellers, systems integrators and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). For more information, visit Digi's Web site at www.digi.com or call 877-912-3444.