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Tango Networks Unveils Responsible Driver System (RDS)


December 21, 2011

Tango Networks has announced the availability of the Release 2.0 of the Abrazo Responsible Driver System.

While the currently available device client-based solutions are dependent on specific models of smartphones that require software to be downloaded to the device and activated by the user, and reduce battery life by employing the smartphone’s on-board GPS, the Responsible Driving Solution from Tango Networks differs from these solutions.

Also, fundamentally making them unenforceable and often burdensome to use and thereby discouraging their use, these over-the-top solutions rely on the user to manage the software on their device.

“The Tango Networks Responsible Driving System provides the necessary flexibility to meet the broad variation in federal, state, municipal, enterprise, commercial and personal distracted driving regulations and policies that will no doubt exist as distracted driving enforcement develops,” stated Alastair Westgarth, president and CEO of Tango Networks. “We have the single solution that addresses the strictest to the most flexible regulation requirements with the least burden on end-users.”

To address the issue of distracted driving across all mobile phones applicable to the widest range of users from consumer to commercial, the Responsible Driver System provides mobile carriers as well as third-party service providers with a comprehensive and customizable solution.

Plugging into the vehicle’s On-board Diagnostics port (OBDII) available in all vehicles since 1996, the solution employs a low-cost machine-to-machine (M2M) cellular telematics device, the company stated in a press release.

Recently, the company unveiled the Abrazo Cloud Services suite of applications that covers the full suite of mobile enhancing products from Tango Networks. Backed by Tango Network’s unique federated architecture, the new suite supports mobile application delivery from the network or cloud instead of on the devices themselves.

The federated architecture allows for the partial or total delivery or all Abrazo Cloud Services and is designed to add new applications as they are developed.



Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for unified communications. To read more of Raju’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell




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