Descartes Extends MobileLink to Most Widely Deployed Next-Generation Mobile Platform
Cincinnati, OH – April 30, 2012 – National Private Truck Council (NPTC) 2012 Education Management Conference & Exhibition - Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that MobileLink, Descartes’ GPS-based solution for managing mobile workers, is available on the AndroidTM operating system. Combined with Descartes’ cloud-based Wireless Global Logistics Network and routing applications, MobileLink enables dynamic dispatching and tracking of drivers and other resources in the field to improve fleet performance and customer service.
“MobileLink, our proven mobility solution for managing thousands of drivers and mobile workers, is now available on the world’s most widely deployed mobile platform,” said Sergio Torres, Vice President Product Management Descartes. “Using Android, we have extended the mobile capabilities and device choices available for our customers.”
MobileLink for Android is a GPS-based solution for managing pick-up and delivery operations, and is part of Descartes’ Routing, Mobile and Telematics suite. The solution provides route sequences, route status, vehicle tracking and dynamic dispatching. Through Descartes’ cloud-based Wireless Global Logistics Network, MobileLink communicates bi-directionally, in real-time, with Descartes’ route planning and execution solutions and customer backend systems. With MobileLink, companies have better visibility into the real-time actions of their drivers and field workers and the ability to make changes in-route.
“Our vision for integrated routing, mobile and telematics solutions involves more powerful and interactive mobile solutions that communicate in real-time, with greater availability to a wider array of logistics and field workers,” said Ken Wood, Senior Vice President Product Management Descartes. “Android is a powerful, low-cost platform to build elegant, but sophisticated applications on, and is at the forefront of the mobile revolution.”
For more information, you can visit Descartes at booth number 856 at the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) 2012 Education Management Conference & Exhibition in Cincinnati, OH from April 29-May 1, 2012.
Descartes (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX) is the global leader in providing on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions focused on improving the productivity, performance and security of logistics-intensive businesses. Descartes' B2B network, the Global Logistics Network, integrates more than 35,000 trading partners to our cloud-based Logistics Technology Platform to unite their businesses in commerce. Customers use our modular, software-as-a-service solutions to route, schedule, track and measure delivery resources; plan, allocate and execute shipments; rate, audit and pay transportation invoices; file customs and security documents for imports and exports; and complete numerous other logistics processes by participating in the world's largest, collaborative multi-modal logistics community. Our headquarters are in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and we have offices and partners around the world. Learn more at www.descartes.com.