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TomTom's new Pro 8 series driver terminals

HANOVER, GERMANY: TomTom Telematics has launched it its new PRO 8 series driver terminals at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show, which it claims will revolutionise the possibilities and impact of Fleet Management on the business processes of clients in all industries.
The TomTom Pro 8275 that provides fleet operators with more control and information for trucks that are on the road. Image: TomTom
The driver terminals are connected to the SaaS fleet management platform Webfleet, and are designed to seamlessly integrate information captured in the field into back-end systems and thus enable decision-making based on real-time data.

The new API, Pro.connect offers new opportunities to customise the driver terminal with apps to further digitise the workflow process.

Applications such as vehicle checks, proof of delivery, question paths and barcode scanning can be integrated into Webfleet workflow, making life on the road easier for mobile workers and, but also improving service quality for end-customers.

The Pro 8270 and 8275 comes with a mobile device management platform to administer the various apps and workflow scenarios.

TomTom says this gives customers full control over platform and devices, and the ability to service the driver terminal remotely.

TomTom's Thomas Schmidt says the new driver terminals improve flexibility and provide greater control to assist with fleet management. Image: Logistiek

Provides more logistical information

Companies using this platform ensure information security and contribute to increased safety on the road by reducing driver distraction.

"Webfleet and the new TomTom Pro driver terminals give businesses the flexibility they need to operate fleets more efficiently and to improve customer satisfaction," said Thomas Schmidt, Managing Director TomTom Telematics.

"By providing both driver and back office information in real-time. They can work better as a team to make smarter decisions," he said.

Mobile apps, along with other hardware and software applications available for integration are showcased in Webfleet's' App Center, which is the first platform in this industry offering ready made integration for a wide range of software from standard ERP or warehousing applications up to industry specific industry software.

The new Pro 8 series is based on the TomTom Bridge and is the exclusive device platform that is fully out-of-the-box compatible with TomTom Webfleet.

The Pro 8 series offers additional integration capabilities for customised Apps using the new Pro.connect API, and comes with a ready-to-use mobile device management platform.

Source: AFP via I-Net Bridge
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