PeopleNet launches new generation of on-board computers

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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — PeopleNet has introduced its new generation of onboard computer the PeopleNet g3.

The new system provides up to 500 times the bandwidth of first generation satellite systems, the company says. It is being released after months of field testing and input from PeopleNet’s product advisory council a group of customers that assist with product development.

“PeopleNet g3 is designed and built based on direct customer feedback,” said Ron Konezny, chief operating officer for PeopleNet. “Based on their input, we’ve created the ultimate platform, which is multi-network, open, and smart to help fleets multi-task and automate key processes across their operations. The barriers of bandwidth, memory, peripherals, applications and integration all have gone away. PeopleNet g3 opens the door to limitless possibilities. We’re providing fleets with the tools and applications to take their operations exactly where they want them to go.”

Some of the enhancements include multi-network communications capable of providing 144 kbps of bandwidth. It allows fleets to run data-intensive applications such as in-cab mapping and document scanning.

The new version also allows for cost-effective communications right through the supply chain, PeopleNet says, adding its the lowest cost-per-kilobyte option for the industry.

PeopleNet’s g3 also offers over-the-air programming (OTAP) which allows vehicles to receive program updates wirelessly so they don’t have to pull off the road or return to the shop to receive upgrades.

The on-board computer features precise GPS location data including landmark management and activity standards tools.

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