XRS and Navistar Testing Real-Time Fleet Diagnostics System
OnCommand Connection Is the First Single Remote Diagnostics Portal
With an Open Architecture Platform
ORLANDO, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 10/21/13 -- XRS Corporation
(NASDAQ: XRSC), the leader in mobile trucking intelligence, announced
today at the American Trucking Association (ATA) Management
Conference and Exhibition that the company is real-time testing a new
remote diagnostics platform from Navistar, Inc.
The new system -- Navistar OnCommandâ„¢ Connection -- is the first
single remote diagnostics portal to use an open architecture system,
allowing direct interfaces with existing telematics providers. The
system is designed to increase vehicle uptime by supporting quicker
repairs and controlling maintenance and repair costs. Navistar
OnCommand Connection will be available beginning in January 2014.
"As more fleets embrace mobile telematics, drivers and fleet managers
increasingly want comprehensive, all-in-one systems that incorporate
the best and most essential tools for trucking intelligence," said
Brendan Reidy, president, chief operating officer and chief
technology officer for XRS Corporation. "An open-architecture system
like Navistar OnCommand Connection gives our customers a new level of
compatibility that will improve performance and efficiency, while
making our industry safer and more productive than ever before."
Due to EPA regulations and OBD compliance requirements, there are an
unusually large number of different fault codes, making diagnostics
complex for drivers and fleet managers. Navistar's OnCommand
Connection helps de-code fault data in real time to communicate each
fault code's level of severity and determine appropriate actions. The
system uses diagnostic data to create simplified vehicle health
reports, leading to quicker repairs, better controlled maintenance
procedures and more predictable repair costs.
"By partnering with our customers' existing telematics providers such
as XRS, we can pull diagnostics-related data and create
easy-to-understand vehicle health reports," said Nadine Haupt,
director of powertrain product marketing for Navistar. "The
visibility into the operational health of the vehicle empowers
customers to understand the severity of vehicle issues and determine
the appropriate actions, ultimately leading to increased uptime."
OnCommand Connection directly interfaces with the Navistar Repair
Advocate and Dealer Directory tools, allowing customers to view
action steps, vehicle location and proximity to the nearest service
location. The company anticipates it will be able to support a
majority of the industry's customer base, including most vehicle
makes and models.
Navistar will announce pricing in conjunction with the January
About XRS Corporation
XRS Corporation, the leader in mobile trucking intelligence, delivers
software solutions to the trucking industry to help maintain
regulatory compliance and reduce operating costs. Data-driven
intelligence for compliance and performance is the new competitive
edge for trucking operations, and XRS is leading the trucking
industry's migration to mobile devices by offering products with 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.com or call 1-800-745-9282.
Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) is a holding company
whose subsidiaries and affiliates produce InternationalÂ® brand
commercial and military trucks, MaxxForceÂ® brand diesel engines, and
IC Busâ„¢ brand school and commercial buses. An affiliate also provides
truck and diesel engine service parts. Another affiliate offers
financing services. Additional information is available at
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