Xata Turnpike system supports Google Android mobile platform
Apr 1, 2012 12:00 PM
Xata Corporation's Xata Turnpike fleet management and compliance system now supports the Google Android mobile device operating system across multiple wireless carriers.
Android gives users more feature-rich mobile device options for running Xata Turnpike, mentioned by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) as a cost-effective electronic onboard recorder (EOBR). The Android platform also gives Xata Turnpike users functionality on the new Samsung Galaxy Tab, a tablet computer for e-mail, web browsing, and other multimedia tasks.
By bringing its easy-to-use tools to the Android operating system, Xata can now better serve the growing number of fleets and drivers seeking affordable solutions to help them adhere to the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program.
Xata Turnpike is already certified to run on several Android-enabled smartphones, and additional Android devices will be certified shortly, including the Samsung Galaxy Tab. The largest Galaxy Tab comes with a 7-inch, high-resolution touchscreen, giving drivers an extra-large screen with an easy-to-use hours of service (HOS) graphical interface that supports fingertip scrolling and pinch-to-zoom.
The Galaxy Tab and all Android-enabled devices certified for Xata Turnpike are ideal for drivers who want to run their fleet management system on the same device they use for off-duty activities.
Additionally, Xata Turnpike for Android includes a mobile API that third-party applications can leverage to access basic vehicle and driver information, including driver and vehicle identification numbers, mileage, motion, speed, and GPS.
For more details, visit www.xata.com or call 800-745-9282.
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