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August 24, 2010

M-Nav 760 Released by Navman Wireless

By Calvin Azuri, TMCnet Contributor

The M-Nav 760 has been recently released by Navman Wireless; this will be the newest edition of its all-in-one in-vehicle dispatch, messaging and GPS navigation unit which has been designed for use with its OnlineAVL2 fleet tracking system.

The device is responsible for increasing fleet productivity and at the same time reducing operating costs by automating communications and job routing with drivers on the road, whereby enabling compliance with hands-free phone regulations through new built-in Bluetooth technology, and it is also the only product in its class which has been built with a ruggedized housing and touchscreen for enduring heavy commercial use.

In a release, Renaat Ver Eecke, the vice president and general manager, Navman Wireless North America said, "Fleet drivers need a commercial-grade navigation device with truck routing, two-way messaging and other features built for business. The M-Nav 760 offers this robust feature set along with the ability to tie everything back to our OnlineAVL2 fleet tracking and reporting software to gather data on vehicles, drivers and overall fleet operations. This maximizes the benefits of our fleet tracking platform by helping operators achieve peak efficiencies on the road as well as in the office."

Without typing or making a phone call, the M-Nav 760 facilitates dispatchers in sending job details, location and customer information directly from the OnlineAVL2 software to the nearest vehicle in the field. Once the assignment has been accepted by the driver by tapping a pre-programmed response on the screen, the device automatically displays a map to the job and it also delivers turn-by-turn audio directions.

Besides this time-saving "Accept and go" scenario, dispatchers can also use the M-Nav 760 for adjusting routes, modifying job instructions, and sending messages like "Accident on XYZ expressway" or "Return to base immediately" to one or more vehicles with just a click.

These core capabilities assist in decreasing fuel consumption, eliminating delays which are caused by driving errors and traffic congestion, and also for improving driver safety by offering accurate no-touch navigation without any map or phone use. Some of the other benefits offered are reduction in phone bills through fixed-price instant messaging, shorter time in dispatch handling, and track able two-way messaging to and from the office.

Calvin Azuri is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Calvin’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Erin Monda

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