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Telematics 2013

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The Road Ahead ➤➤➤ The Road Ahead for Fleet Telematics The Latest in Telematics Trends and Innovations T he business case has been made: Telematics offer organizations a proven way to see exactly how their feet is operating and how to run it more effciently. But that doesn't mean telematics technology can rest on its laurels. Instead, telematics providers are continually fnding innovative ways to use the DEVELOPMENTS FOR DEVICES technology, and inventing newer, better solutions. Innovations in telematics are everywhere — from changes in the way telematics devices look and work to how they're used to infuence key business metrics. It's clear they're an important business tool feets can't overlook. Here's a look at the latest in telematics trends and a peek at what's to come in the future. New Networks Outdate Devices 4 THE CONNECTED FLEET GUIDE 2013 There's no single solution when it comes to telematics. Today, telematics offer a multitude of choices to ft each feet's unique business needs. These are just a few. A major change is coming that will affect telematics users nationwide: Over the next few years, cellular providers will be sunsetting 2G networks and upgrading to 3G. With 2G being the standard mobility operators introduced several years ago, many devices in the feld today are 2G. That means in just a few short years, older equipment will no longer be supported

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