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Geotab announces release of upgraded GO9+ telematics device

Published on January 11, 2021


GO9+ adds high-speed wireless to its flagship telematics solution to support fleet operations and burgeoning consumer connectivity

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Toronto, ON – Jan. 11, 2021 – Geotab, a global leader in IoT and connected transportation, today introduced the availability of its new GO9+ telematics solution, which now includes Wi-Fi connectivity.

 

The new GO9+ is built upon Geotab’s GO9 device. Released in 2019, this device was designed to help businesses better manage their fleets through improved acceleration tracking, a more accurate GPS and better support for vehicle-generated data and for new vehicle types. The newly added connectivity of GO9+ will allow businesses full visibility of their vehicles in real-time, as well as offering Wi-Fi connectivity for up to four hours with the ignition off, thereby eliminating wasted fuel and greenhouse gas generated when idling for WiFi access.

 

The GO9+ is ideal for fleets and vehicles of all classes and duties, including heavy truck fleets, rideshare vehicles, small business fleets, ride-for-hire services, buses and even for use as a single-vehicle mobile office. As with all Geotab devices, it is supported by the MyGeotab platform, which provides managers with centralized access to all connected vehicle data.

 

Just as the GO9+ is an essential tool for any business operating with vehicles in the field, with the addition of Wi-Fi, GO9+ saves cost by reducing the number of cellular connections in the field while improving access to data options for employees.

  • Field workers can safely receive work orders, email and other correspondence while in the field --- without the need to leave their vehicles
  • Ideal solution for ride sharing, buses and limousines to give customers the ability to stream music, work on a project or connect with others effortlessly while they ride to their destination
  • Continuous Wi-Fi signal for up to four hours even when the vehicle is off
  • Long-haul drivers can take advantage of high-speed wireless connectivity while in their truck cabs off hours --- without the need to tap personal cellular data plans
  • Ideal for fleets that need to upgrade their devices in advance of the 3G shutdown and subsequent device migration coming in 2022

“The GO9+ opens up internet access to more people, allowing managers to stay connected to their teams, enhancing the ability of businesses to operate with employees away from an office or logistics warehouse,” said Colin Sutherland, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Geotab. “The adoption of efficiency tools for employees has accelerated and as we end an unpredictable and unprecedented year, one thing we can place firmly in the silver linings column for 2020 is that many industries have pivoted to permanently optimizing their everyday business practices for an increasingly connected world.”

 

The GO9+ will first be available in the United States. The telematics solution is expected to roll out in  other regions in 2021.

More information on GO9+, visit: https://www.geotab.com/vehicle-tracking-device/.


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Taylor Barker

Geotab Inc.

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About Geotab

Geotab is advancing security, connecting commercial vehicles to the cloud and providing data-driven analytics to help customers better manage their fleets. Geotab’s open platform and Marketplace, offering hundreds of third-party solution options, allows both small and large businesses to automate operations by integrating vehicle data with their other data assets. As an IoT hub, the in-vehicle device provides additional functionality through IOX Add-Ons. Processing billions of data points a day, Geotab leverages data analytics and machine learning to help customers improve productivity, optimize fleets through the reduction of fuel consumption, enhance driver safety, and achieve strong compliance to regulatory changes. Geotab’s products are represented and sold worldwide through Authorized Geotab Resellers. To learn more, please visit www.geotab.com and follow us @GEOTAB and onLinkedIn.