XRS Mobile Fleet Optimization Platform Debuts in Limited Release
Leading Mobile Networks Poised to Deliver Electronic On-Board Recorder
Technology to Customers Across North America
MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- XRS Corporation, (formerly Xata
Corporation) (Nasdaq:XRSC), the leader in mobile fleet optimization software,
today announced the company's new XRS system, the trucking industry's first
and only complete mobile platform for compliance and fleet optimization, is
now available in limited release.
The new XRS mobile platform runs on more than 50 types of devices and
automatically transmits vehicle and operator data directly to a management
dashboard, providing compliance with the new MAP-21 compliance mandate for
recording hours-of-service. Nearly 90 percent of drivers already have mobile
devices in use, meaning there are no additional hardware costs associated with
the XRS platform, and XRS Corporation has partnership agreements with the
leading brands in mobile communications in both the U.S. and Canada.
"Mobile technology is taking fleet optimization to new heights of efficiency
and flexibility, and XRS is the first comprehensive software solution created
exclusively for mobile devices," said Jay Coughlan, chief executive officer of
XRS Corporation. "Expensive, hard-wired on-board displays are rapidly
disappearing, while mobile technology is poised to help thousands of
transportation innovators create customized, flexible fleet management systems
with almost immediate return-on-investment."
With XRS, there are no up-front hardware costs and no capital requirements.
The subscription-based monthly service is expected to start at $39 per vehicle
per month. Every XRS package includes an XRS Relay in-cab device that
communicates via Bluetooth with the driver's existing smartphone or tablet.
"The beauty of a 'bring your own device' platform like XRS is the ability to
share the benefits of tracking mobile compliance and performance data simply
and efficiently, across any platform," said Christian Schenk, senior vice
president – strategy and market growth for XRS. "Whether you're using
fleet-purchased tablets or driver-owned devices, the most important thing is
capturing the data in the most affordable and convenient way, and then sharing
and analyzing information to stay safe, maintain compliance and slash costs."
Unlike bulky on-board systems that require custom hard-wiring and frequent
hardware replacements, XRS gets drivers on the road faster by installing in
minutes – not hours – and paying for itself quickly with reduced fuel
consumption, better driver and vehicle utilization, and accident reduction.
"The next-generation XRS cloud platform is built on a foundation of highly
scalable, and highly available infrastructure unlike any other products in
this market," said Odell Tuttle, chief technology officer for XRS. "This
cloud-based platform gives XRS the ability to scale and support a very large
number of subscribers as the demand for EOBR systems grows dramatically. It
also provides the ability to adjust capacity based on customer needs, while
doing so in an economic way."
XRS is currently in limited release, with general availability expected in
spring 2013. Pricing and package levels will be announced prior to general
release. To sign up or learn more about the XRS platform, please visit
About XRS Corporation
XRS Corporation (formerly Xata Corporation) delivers fleet management and
compliance software solutions to the trucking industry to help maintain
regulatory compliance and reduce operating costs. XRS is leading the trucking
industry's migration to mobile devices for collecting and analyzing compliance
and management data. Its existing mobility-based products have no upfront
hardware costs and run on smartphones, tablets and rugged handhelds. XRS has
sales and distribution partnerships with the major wireless carriers
supporting the U.S. and Canadian trucking industries. Through our mobile
products, fleet managers, dispatchers and drivers collect, sort, view and
analyze data to help lower costs, increase safety, attain compliance with
governmental regulations, and improve customer satisfaction – all through
their mobile devices. For more information, visit www.xrscorp.comor call
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