Roadnet Technologies Unveils Roadnet Transportation Suite 3.60 New Vehicle Routing Software Version Featuring Enhanced Functionality And Tracking, Plus Smartphone Application
Roadnet® Transportation Suite version 3.60 represents another step in the accelerated development and product release plans for the fleet and mobile management platform
Baltimore, MD (March 7, 2013) – Roadnet Technologies, the Baltimore-based vehicle routing and transportation management software company, has unveiled Roadnet Transportation Suite version 3.60 (RTS v3.60), the most recent edition of its widely-used vehicle routing, scheduling, tracking and fleet management software designed to significantly improve the overall efficiencies for transportation fleet owners and operators. This latest version of the routing application incorporates upgrades that more accurately track service time maintenance intervals, improves the quality of location delivery cost reports and includes new functionality to address a variety of product and delivery variables.
RTS v3.60 is compatible with the Android™ Smartphone platform and features a dedicated application. According to recent research, the popularity and overall use of Android devices outpaces all other mobile operating systems worldwide by a factor of approximately five to one.
“The introduction of RTS v3.60 reflects the investment in our research and development to continually upgrade and improve our software solutions to address the changing needs of our clients,” explained Len Kennedy, CEO of Roadnet Technologies. “These enhancements directly address the on-going feedback that we receive from the transportation logistics industry, combined with our research and analysis regarding emerging challenges that fleet and mobile resource managers face on a daily basis. Our two-pronged R&D effort integrates solutions addressing the present-day climate, as well as changes that we believe will impact our industry in the near future.” “This version is another step in accelerating our development and product release plans, and is particularly evident through the multiple new offerings within our mobile platforms.”
The vehicle routing software upgrade focused primarily on Points-Of-Interest Integration (POIs), delivery reporting, mid-route sourcing, and the addition of increased functionality across the overall software solution. The ability to reference maps or locate a rest point is now considerably easier and more simplified by viewing POIs in all Roadnet Transportation Suite map views. The mid-route sourcing module allows customers that transport containers to more readily account for multiple units within a route and optimize pick-up and drop-off points.
MobileCast for Windows Mobile incorporates a clone mid-route depot feature, designed specifically for companies that pick up items for deposit in bulk at a mid-route depot, such as waste or recycling. The routing software upgrade enables the driver to “clone” the next depot and insert it as the next stop, in order to empty the vehicle at the appropriate depot. MobileCast also has a pre-route validation so that drivers can pre-check inventory, a mobile proof-of-delivery component and a real-time merchandiser and driver integration.
Roadnet Technologies’ MobileCast vehicle GPS tracking software enables companies to see transportation routes in real-time, combined with the ability to make changes to particular routes based on occurring events or conditions, such as weather or the needs of customers. Specific advantages include the automatic integration of data collected throughout the day that effect fleet route plans; managing by exception, which allows the user to view exact locations of the drivers and to respond to unexplained stops; and providing pro-active customer service.
MobileCast’s new Android smartphone application provides customers enhanced functionality and ease-of-use on a device substantially more compact than typical rugged mobile computer handheld devices. The clean, modern-looking mobile application leverages standard Android-specific features to make use easy and intuitive, while also allowing for use on mobile computer tablets.
Since 1983 Roadnet Technologies has been a worldwide provider of fleet management software tools and GPS tracking solutions for hundreds of thousands of vehicles in a broad range of industries such as foodservice, beverage, paper, medical, waste management, textile and energy. Roadnet’s fleet and mobile management software provides strategic territory and street-level route plans, multi-stop vehicle routing and scheduling, wireless dispatch, vehicle telematics, fuel management, and real-time vehicle GPS tracking.
For additional information about Roadnet Technologies’ suite of logistics technology products visit www.roadnet.com. The company can be contacted at email@example.com.