Azuga, Verizon Wireless to Provide Reliable Wireless M2M Services

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Azuga Fleet customers will experience the superior reliability of the Verizon Wireless network and M2M Services to further decrease costs and optimize fleet performance

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By working together and combining our superior and most reliable network with Azuga Fleet’s unique driver behavior and rewards solution technology, we will further increase fleet efficiencies and promote safer driving behaviors.

Azuga Fleet®, the innovative cloud-based, rewards-driven GPS fleet tracking and driver behavior solution, announced today its collaboration with Verizon Wireless, a technology leader with the nation’s largest and most reliable 4G LTE network. Verizon Wireless will serve as the official wireless network provider for Azuga Fleet, providing reliable performance and real time updates to fleet managers from the field in order to further increase efficiencies in the fleet industry through machine-to-machine (M2M) technologies.

"We chose Verizon Wireless to make Azuga Fleet’s technology even more accessible, simpler and reliable for fleet managers to utilize,” said Vice President and General Manager of Azuga Fleet, Ananth Rani. “Azuga will be expanding its roadmap to encompass products related to IoT (‘Internet-of-Things’) 2015 and we look forward to working with Verizon as we develop these and bring them to market.”

"By working together and combining our superior and most reliable network with Azuga Fleet’s unique driver behavior and rewards solution technology, we will further increase fleet efficiencies and promote safer driving behaviors,” said Verizon Wireless Region President Lauren Love-Wright. "This new service is a simple and quick solution for any fleet manager to rapidly deploy GPS fleet tracking and driver behavior solutions.”

The teamwork between Verizon Wireless and Azuga Fleet directly benefits customers, especially those who face limited network service in various parts of the country. The bundled solution will provide Verizon Wireless coverage to all existing and future Azuga Fleet customers, giving fleet managers the high-speed reliability they need for accurate, real-time reporting. Verizon Wireless’ M2M services, including secure mobility, device provisioning and troubleshooting are designed to provide the highest level of customer support to Azuga’s customers. This, coupled with the cloud-based, rewards-driven, plug-and-play technology, will save Azuga Fleet customers money, increase overall productivity, enhance company cultures, and most importantly, keep drivers safe at only 70 cents per day per vehicle.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the way enterprise businesses engage with, implement and control technology. Verizon is leading the way in such areas as mobile business, networking, cloud storage and security. The thought leaders who work diligently behind the scenes integrate data science and “intelligent” machines into an increasing number of powerful Verizon product solutions and networks. Verizon is co-creating connected products that move data reliably and securely and leverage new forms of data.

Verizon Wireless was recognized as a network-performance leader by RootMetrics in its first National RootScore Report. The Seattle-based mobile-analytics firm ranked Verizon Wireless highest for call performance, data performance, reliability and overall performance. In the RootMetrics state-by-state rankings, Verizon Wireless also earned the highest ranking or tied for the highest ranking in six categories, as well as more awards in each category in all 50 states than any other provider.

Verizon wireless service is now available to Azuga Fleet customers. More information is available at http://www.Azuga.com, or at Verizon Wireless.

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About Azuga Fleet®
San Jose-based Azuga is shaking up the traditional GPS vehicle tracking market with industry-first price points, rewards-driven social telematics, easy-install hardware, lifetime warranties and no contract terms. The company’s cloud-based Azuga Fleet can begin tracking fleets in as little as 30 seconds and for less than 70 cents per day per vehicle. Azuga works closely with Danlaw, Inc. for GPS, driver behavior and fuel tracking hardware. Danlaw’s 300+ engineering professionals have been providing cloud-based, connected vehicle telematics solutions and embedded electronics to Insurance Companies, Automotive OEM’s and their Tier-1 supply base for more than 30 years. For more information, visit http://www.azuga.com and follow @Azuga_GPS on Twitter.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest and most reliable 4G LTE network. As the largest wireless company in the U.S., Verizon Wireless serves 106.2 million retail customers, including 100.1 million retail postpaid customers. Verizon Wireless is wholly owned by Verizon Communications Inc. For more information, visit http://www.verizonwireless.com. For the latest news and updates about Verizon Wireless, visit our News Center at http://www.verizonwireless.com/news or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/VZWNews.

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