“The Silent Passenger Android App is the easiest way to monitor vehicles while on-the go.
Deer Park, NY (PRWEB) December 19, 2010
Vehicle Tracking Solutions, a leading provider of GPS fleet management services, has introduced a free downloadable “app” for the Android phone that interacts with the fleet supervisor’s Vehicle Tracking Solutions account. Called Silent Passenger, this GPS tracking Android app offers flexibility and mobility to fleet and operations management enabling them to modify settings, get reports, or monitor vehicle status, all from their smart phone.
The Silent Passenger Android App is an extension of VTS’ Silent Passenger web-based vehicle tracking system, a cutting edge application that integrates detailed, current maps from Microsoft BING! with up-to-date traffic information and turn-by-turn driving directions. Because it is web-based, it has always been available on any computer, anywhere. But with the introduction of Silent Passenger for Android, this indispensable fleet management application is now available in the palm of the customer’s hand when using an Android Mobile Cell.
According to Kerri Allmer, of Vehicle Tracking Solutions, “The Silent Passenger Android App is the easiest way to monitor vehicles while on-the go. Available to all Vehicle Tracking Solutions customers, this app will allow viewing of a fleet’s up-to-the-minute whereabouts and run historical stop reports, all from the Android mobile phone. Our goal has always been to maintain technological dominance in this rapidly evolving market, thus offering our customers the best product out there. Every advancement we incorporate places more power and efficiency into the business owner’s hands.”
Once the app is downloaded, the current status of the entire fleet of vehicles is displayed. The app enables the user to zoom in and zoom back out in both map view and satellite view, depending on requirements. The user can also touch an individual vehicle on the screen and view details such as what road the vehicle is currently driving on, or run a status report on that vehicle. The setting tab allows management to track a subgroup of vehicles as well.
The landmarks tool creates a set of driving directions by accessing a database of landmarks -- customer locations, employee addresses and any other frequently visited addresses. Directions can be easily accessed from landmark to landmark via touch screen. The user simply searches for the start point landmark, sets it, then searches and sets the end point landmark. The directions will appear for the most efficient route, utilizing up to the minute traffic and routing information.
With Silent Passenger, historic reports can be accessed literally at your fingertips. These reports can contain such information as: stops, route, speed, odometer, mileage, engine idling and start/end of day. Text alerts can be set up to notify the manager when drivers start their day, exceed speed limits, enter unauthorized areas, or use the vehicle during off hours. These alerts, as well as vehicle maintenance alerts and speed alerts can be accessed via the reports feature of the app. The vehicle maintenance program in Silent Passenger allows the monitoring of oil changes, inspections and other routine vehicle maintenance. And the industry’s first and only true speed notification system is also available in the Silent Passenger system.
A GPS tracking system like Silent Passenger and the accompanying Silent Passenger app enables companies to run their fleet operations as efficiently as possible, reducing operating costs while increasing the number of service calls/deliveries completed each day. Customers who have used this system have experienced such benefits as: lower fuel costs, reduced overtime pay, boosted profits, increased employee productivity, efficient dispatching, and improved customer service, as well as eliminated personal use of vehicles.
The real-time GPS tracking, routing and historical reporting technology provided by VTS allows companies to track the whereabouts of their vehicles in order to reduce costs, increase profits and productivity.
For more information on Silent Passenger from Vehicle Tracking Solutions, please call 631 339-7188 or visit http://www.silentpassenger.com
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Vehicle Tracking Solutions is located at 10 E. 5th street, Deer Park, Long Island, New York. Providing Vehicle Tracking services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
About Vehicle Tracking Solutions
Vehicle Tracking Solutions is a Long Island based company and a leading provider of Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) devices and fleet management solutions for the New York Metro Area. VTS tracks more than 16,500 vehicles for over 1,100 clients and is the largest GPS tracking provider in the New York metro area. Operating since 2002, VTS was named to the 2008 and 2009 Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. For more information, visit http://www.vehicletrackingsolutions.com.
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