SOURCE: Walsh Vision

Walsh Vision

August 30, 2011 08:00 ET

Walsh Vision Announces New FleetVantage Vehicle Telematics Solution

Walsh Vision M2M Partner Program Provides Access to Industry's Best Vehicle Telematics Devices

SAN RAMON, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 30, 2011) - Walsh Vision announced today the launch of FleetVantage(SM), a flexible and turnkey approach to vehicle telematics for usage-based insurance ("UBI") and commercial fleet management. Walsh Vision is a leading wireless solutions integrator, offering full-service cellular wireless solutions and consulting to public sector and enterprise organizations nationwide. FleetVantage provides companies with a device-independent, easy-to-deploy wireless communication solution for monitoring and logging vehicle network message data.

FleetVantage addresses a range of issues -- including fleet management, UBI, driver safety, text inhibiting, fuel efficiency, roadside assistance and more. The solution allows customers to build a scalable vehicle telematics program that will work in virtually any environment by providing access to industry-best devices and technology. Leveraging an exclusive and best-of-breed partner network, Walsh Vision matches customers with the best device to meet their needs, in addition to offering a comprehensive suite of both UBI and fleet management applications. Companies lacking the know-how and resources to implement an in-vehicle telematics program can now take advantage of top-level industry expertise through the FleetVantage solution and Walsh Vision's elite partner network.

"FleetVantage is changing the way insurance companies and fleet managers roll out vehicle monitoring programs," said Dennis Lottero, Vice President of M2M and Wireless Solutions. "We're making UBI and fleet management approachable, affordable and much easier to deploy by bringing the top device manufacturers and best-of-breed vehicle application providers to our customers as part of our total-solution approach."

Walsh Vision Infinity Platform
With insurance carriers racing to implement UBI programs, testing new devices and technologies has been a time-consuming luxury many insurance carriers cannot afford. FleetVantage, however, allows for plug-and-play solution design by leveraging the world-class Walsh Vision Infinity Platform. The Infinity Platform offers the following benefits:

  • Device communication management, including data capture and over-the-air ("OTA") communication for the purposes of remote device monitoring and sending configuration or software changes.
  • Data storage and management in a secure, SAS70 and HIPPA compliant data center.
  • Open standard API, for easy integration into third-party applications.

As a result, future devices and technologies can be easily incorporated into a customer's UBI program down the road, making it a cost-effective and scalable approach long-term. Directly exemplifying the benefits of this approach, Walsh Vision recently provided a full-service UBI program pilot for one of the world's leading insurance carriers. Halfway through the pilot, a new self-installed OBDII device entered the market. At the customer's request, Walsh Vision integrated the new device into the pilot program with zero impact to the customer's driver scoring application, allowing the customer to quickly and thoroughly assess each device's performance side-by-side.

FleetVantage Partner Program
The FleetVantage Partner Program is comprised of many of the world's leading manufacturers of top performing self-installable OBDII devices. Within the FleetVantage program, Walsh Vision is proud to announce partnerships with the following hardware manufacturers:

  • Danlaw - DataLogger
  • Applus - A+ Tracker
  • CalAmp - LMU-3000

As part of the FleetVantage UBI program, Walsh Vision has signed partnership agreements with some of the top providers of applications for driver scoring, vehicle management, text inhibiting, roadside assistance and green driver rating -- providing insurance carriers with a wide range of value-added services they can offer to their end-customers as part of their UBI programs.

FleetVantage is licensed from affiliate telematics company Global Telematics Solutions.

Walsh Vision will be attending the upcoming Insurance Telematics USA 2011 conference in Chicago, IL on September 8-9, 2011.

About Walsh Vision
Walsh Vision, formed by the merging of Walsh Wireless and Vision Wireless, can trace its roots in the wireless technologies industry back to 1999. Walsh Vision is a systems integrator focusing on cellular wireless solutions. Walsh Vision helps companies to design, deploy, and manage wireless solutions specific to digital signage networks, kiosk networks, point of sale, ATM, satellite back channel, wire line backup, M2M, and vehicle telematics. Having provided services to a list of over 50 Fortune 500 customers, Walsh Vision has the experience to help ensure their customer's success at any stage of their wireless deployment. See www.WalshVision.com for more information.

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