PeopleNet has launched the Tablet, an optionally portable onboard computer that improves driver efficiency and workflow, and eliminates the need for additional hand-held devices in the cab.

This onboard computing platform captures vehicle and driver management information that can integrate with the back office. With a seven-inch touch screen, it combines in-cab functionality such as in-cab navigation, vehicle management (engine diagnostics), eDriver Logs, in-cab training, driver e-mail and messaging, and geofencing with portable options including a camera, bar-code scanner, signature capture, and wi-fi to speed up workflow, improve customer service, and improve driver efficiency. Tablet's Windows 7 operating platform opens the computer to a range of peripherals, document formats, and advanced applications.

Specific workflow and cash-flow advantages are:

  • Optional built-in bar-code scanning identifies overages and shortages immediately.

  • With Tablet's optional built-in camera, drivers can photograph damaged goods and send photos to expedite replacement shipments for better customer service and faster billing.

  • Maintenance managers have access to DVIRs quicker, giving them visibility to potential problems.

  • Wi-fi provides faster data downloads and hot spot access to save communication costs, as well as Internet browsing.

  • Built-in signature capture conveys proof of delivery to the back office for faster invoicing and shorter Day Sales Outstanding (DSO).

  • Eliminates out-of-route miles and reduces fuel consumption with in-cab navigation.

In addition to a docking station for in-cab use and an option for hard mounting, Tablet comes with both soft and hard keyboard options.

Tablet will be commercially available in first quarter 2011. Visit www.peoplenetonline.com to learn more.