Contigo Partners with Jasper Wireless to Provide Worldwide Location-Based Services for VARs, Enterprises and Consumers
Jasper Wireless’s Service Platform Provides Global Device Connectivity and Management for Contigo’s Fleet Management, Asset Tracking and Consumer Telematics Solutions
VANCOUVER, BC and SUNNYVALE, Calif. — December 9, 2008 — Contigo, the leading provider of turnkey GPS solutions for fleet management, asset tracking and personal safety, and Jasper Wireless announced today that they have partnered to provide worldwide location-based services (LBS) for Contigo’s customers, including VARs, enterprises and consumers. The Contigo LBS solution suite will use the Jasper Wireless service platform to enable global device connectivity and management throughout the company’s distribution channels.
As an integrated solutions provider, Contigo combines GPS hardware devices, wireless network access and web-based software applications to deliver secure, reliable LBS solutions to a wide variety of businesses and consumers. Contigo’s hosted platform is fully brandable, can easily scale to handle rapid growth and uses a patented, agnostic method to integrate wireless communications and location technology.
The Jasper Wireless one-stop service offering complements this approach by providing a complete solution that includes worldwide device connectivity, one global SIM for the entire network, web-based communications management through the Jasper Control Center, flexible billing rate plans, and an automated provisioning process that allows devices to be tested before service is activated.
“The ease of provisioning devices with Jasper Wireless is incredibly valuable to us,” said Rob Goehring, vice president of product management and marketing for Contigo. “Due to our VAR distribution strategy, we order devices in large batches and warehouse them prior to deployment. Using the Jasper Wireless automated provisioning process, we can now test these devices before shipping them without having to incur ongoing service charges.”
Goehring also noted the unique value of the Jasper Control Center and global SIM in enabling Contigo to effectively manage its worldwide wireless operations. “The Jasper Wireless API allowed us to integrate the Control Center application with our in-house back-end systems in just two weeks, creating a user-friendly portal that gives our operations team access to data usage records that are otherwise difficult to obtain. This additional information provides real-time insight into our business, allowing us to optimize operations and ensure each customer is using the right service plan.”
Contigo plans to power three distinct LBS offerings with the Jasper Wireless service platform:
1. Fleet management – a large market that includes 20 million fleet vehicles in the U.S. alone. Contigo’s LBS solution helps increase vehicle productivity while reducing overall operating costs.
2. Asset tracking – an emerging, global market that encompasses tens of millions of pieces of equipment and other corporate assets. Contigo’s LBS solution provides security as well as connectivity for these remote and mobile devices.
3. Consumer telematics – a consumer offering designed to enhance safety and ensure peace of mind. Contigo’s telematics solution enables car owners to receive speed alerts and zone violations on monitored drivers.
"Leading integrated solutions providers such as Contigo realize that effectively managing remote devices takes much more than wireless connectivity,” said Cindy Patterson, executive vice president – worldwide sales and marketing at Jasper Wireless. “We provide an end-to-end service solution that automates device provisioning and other processes, provides real-time device control with management software-as-a-service, and accelerates time to market through our streamlined API and expert design services. By working with Jasper Wireless, Contigo can leverage the unique value we bring to their LBS solution suite, and then extend that value all the way down their distribution chain. We are proud Contigo chose to partner with us in providing state-of-the-art LBS solutions that enhance fleet productivity, protect valuable corporate assets and promote driver safety.”
Contigo is a leading provider of location-based services using wireless and GPS technology for fleet management, asset-tracking and personal safety applications. Contigo’s patented platform enables businesses 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.
Wireless Jasper Wireless is a one-stop shop for wireless operators, enterprises, OEMs, and solution providers who want to capitalize on a world of connected devices. Jasper Wireless is redefining machine-to-machine communications by converging the best in wireless technologies and on-demand Internet applications. The company’s unique service model features the Jasper Global SIM, expert M2M design services, and the Jasper Control Center for real-time visibility and control to help scale operations. Founded in 2004, Jasper Wireless is a privately held company based in Sunnyvale, CA, USA with regional offices in the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.jasperwireless.com.
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