ALK Technologies, a developer of routing, mileage, and mapping software, has released ALK FleetSuite 21, its newly updated suite of fleet management technologies. It employs the mapping data of ALK's PC-Miler 21 to provide critical visibility and control of fleet operations, including turn-by-turn directions for drivers, fleet location displays for managers, and arrival time notification for customers.
ALK FleetSuite 21 has been updated with the latest street-level data available, including more than 460,000 highway miles of truck restrictions and allowances, and more than 5,000 truck weight enhancements. By using ALK FleetSuite Directions, drivers can generate automated turn-by-turn driving directions in real time to their final destination. Directions are transmitted in XML and seamlessly delivered in real time over the drivers' communications systems. These directions can be transmitted with varying degrees of detail to conserve bandwidth and minimize messaging costs.
Managers can pinpoint the exact location of their fleet based on real-time latitude/longitude information. They can zoom out to any selected point of view, from a city, a county, a state, a region, or virtually all of North America.
While a truck is en route, ALK FleetSuite Estimated Time of Arrival/Out of Route can issue an alert when a truck deviates by a user-defined degree from the assigned route. Similarly, the software can maintain an ongoing estimate of a truck's arrival time at a specific destination and generate a revised estimated time of arrival as conditions change.
ALK FleetSuite's elements can be licensed separately so fleets can select the solution that best fits their needs. The software can run on PC/LAN Windows, Citrix Metaframe and Windows Terminal Server, AS/400 and CIC/MVS, IBM mainframe, UNIX, and Linux. Other platforms can access ALK/FleetSuite using TCP/IP.
Company: ALK Technologies
Company URL: www.alk.com