Contigo Launches Application Programming Interface
for Fleet Management and Asset Tracking
GPS Location and Event data can now be integrated with external databases, dispatching and routing systems
VANCOUVER, BC (September 2, 2008) – Contigo, the leading provider of turn-key GPS solutions for asset tracking, fleet management and personal safety is pleased to announce the launch of the Contigo Data Exchange Application Programming Interface.
Data Exchange offers new Application Program Interface (API) capabilities to integrate the Contigo application with external systems for dispatching, routing, billing and customer database management. Data Exchange automatically provides the current and historical location of vehicles, assets and personnel for use with external systems. The latest location information can be automatically read from the Contigo system and used to simplify dispatching and routing while making the customer billing process more efficient as this data is made available to external billing systems.
In addition, customer-specific landmark data in the Contigo portal can be synchronized with corresponding information in external databases. This not only ensures that customer data remains current but also streamlines the database management process by reducing manual errors and time spent updating customer information.
"The Data Exchange platform is built on the same powerful, high performance architecture utilized by Amazon and eBay for many of their APIs, making it fast and easy to integrate into existing applications, while providing the high level of security demanded by our customers," stated Rob Goehring, Vice President of Product Management and Marketing for Contigo. "As we continue to introduce new location-based solutions to the market we are seeing more opportunities to extend the value and reach of our applications into existing third-party systems. We look forward to working with more solution vendors and building out our API offering with these partners."
Contigo is a leading provider of location-based services using wireless and GPS technology for asset-tracking, fleet management and personal safety applications. Contigo’s patented platform enables companies and consumers to monitor the assets, vehicles, personnel and loved ones important to them 24/7 via the internet. Contigo’s solutions are distributed across the U.S. and Canada through Contigo’s network of value-added resellers. Founded in 2002, Contigo is a privately held corporation based in Vancouver, British Columbia with U.S. operations headquartered in Santa Monica, California. For more information, please visit www.contigo.com.