Geotab announces launch of new GO9 device
Published on March 9, 2019
Solution provides customers with more power and speed than ever before
Toronto, ON - March 11, 2019 – Geotab, a global leader in IoT and connected transportation, today announced the availability of its new GO9 telematics device. Joining the company’s award-winning suite of fleet management solutions, the GO9 is Geotab’s newest product designed to help businesses better manage their fleets. With better acceleration tracking, a more accurate GPS, better support for vehicle-generated data and for new vehicle types, Geotab’s GO9 device is designed to enable businesses to drive more information from their fleet.
Maintaining its small form-factor design and ability to self-configure for most vehicles, Geotab’s GO9 device offers current and prospective customers a solution that quickly becomes an effective business tool and helps to lead their fleet into the future. Complementing a wider range of vehicles compared to previous iterations of the device, the launch of the GO9 helps to position Geotab to effectively expand globally and be utilized in new vehicle types including electric vehicles.
“We are excited to have launched the next generation of Geotab’s flagship product,” said Neil Cawse, CEO, Geotab. “We see this as one of the most important iterations in the history of our product line as the GO9 not only makes running your fleet simpler and more productive, but it allows Geotab to extend our capabilities and expand our presence globally.”
With increased code space, memory and a more powerful processor, the GO9 enables fleets to do more, allowing for the continued addition of new features such as fuel reports as well as the introduction of add-ins for years to come. Additional new features and benefits include:
- Gyroscope & Enhanced Accelerometer: With the addition of a gyroscope, the GO9 device provides enhanced data for areas such as harsh braking, acceleration and accidents; helping fleet managers better manage their drivers’ safety and minimize unplanned downtime due to unnecessary wear-and-tear.
- Global Navigation Satellite GNSS module (GLONASS+GPS support): Offering customers both GPS and GLONASS support, the GO9 utilizes the latest GNSS module which provides users with increasingly accurate location data.
- Improved Over-the-Air Software Updates & Provisioning: Helps to ensure that the firmware running on the GO9 device is always the most up-to-date available from install onwards, helping to optimize device security, safety and efficiency.
The GO9 device's cryptographic module is FIPS 140-2 validated, a milestone achieved by the company for all GO devices in its suite of solutions earlier this year. FIPS 140-2 validation is the benchmark for cryptographic modules protecting sensitive information in computer and telecommunication systems for U.S. Government, Canadian Government, and Military use.
“We have always prided ourselves on providing our customers with the best possible solution to help them better manage their fleets,” added Cawse. “The new GO9 device will not only enable them to improve productivity, efficiency and safety of their fleets and drivers but is a platform on which we will continue to add new features and capabilities in a unique and innovative way.”
To learn more about Geotab’s GO9 device visit: https://www.geotab.com/vehicle-tracking-device/.
Geotab is advancing security, connecting commercial vehicles to the internet and providing web-based 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 follow us @GEOTAB and on LinkedIn.