GetWireless Partners With VisTracks To Bring Connected Car Program To Bluegrass Cellular
MINNETONKA, MN(June 11, 2015) – GetWireless, North America’s largest value-added distributor of cellular-based hardware for M2M (machine-to-machine) communications, recently partnered with VisTracks, the developer of SnapTraq fleet tracking software, to provide a turn-key fleet tracking solution, also known as “Connected Car”, using an OBDII Modem connected to the CDMA network operated by Bluegrass Cellular. Bluegrass Cellular, a regional wireless carrier servicing Central Kentucky, identified a need to support small to medium sized businesses with a service that would provide operational efficiencies while monitoring/tracking fleet vehicles via their cellular network. With any vehicle fleet, employee and vehicle effectiveness, and fuel consumption are becoming a progressively larger business expense. Without accurate and real time data it is difficult to identify where improvements can be made, leaving fleet operations without the tools they need to get the most from their resources. A fleet tracking solution empowers companies by providing detailed data from their vehicles. With this valuable information, they can make decisions that create a more efficient business, with a positive impact to the company’s bottom line. The SnapTraq solution provides complete, up-to-the-minute data on vehicle or fleet activities in one centralized, web-based interface, as well as with mobile apps for both Apple and Android devices. All of this information helps a business: Increase Productivity Reduce Labor Costs Control Fuel Costs Improve Customer Service Increase Fleet Safety and Security Reduce Operating Expenses Reduce Unauthorized Vehicle Use “We are excited to have been chosen by Bluegrass Cellular to utilize our SnapTraq offering,” said Abraham Levine, Chief Operating Officer of VisTracks. “We believe that M2M should not solely benefit bigger companies with big budgets, but extend into the rural areas as well. SnapTraq’s offering is available at an economical price, enabling businesses to better compete in their marketplace with an affordable price. SnapTraq’s ease of use will minimize support calls and ensure happy customers. Partnering with GetWireless, as the distribution source for the OBDII modems, added significant value to our offering by combining their product and technical expertise.” Bluegrass Cellular is an example of how regional carriers can diversify by adding non-traditional service offerings for small and medium sized business customers. According to Barry Nothstine, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Bluegrass Cellular, “Launching a connected car solution is an important step forward for our company, and it’s certainly a sign of things to come. By partnering with GetWireless and VisTracks, we’re able to use today’s cutting-edge technology in ways that help our business customers achieve efficiency and growth. That’s a win-win.” ### About GetWireless Established in 2001 and based in Minneapolis, GetWireless, a national B2B value-added distributor of cellular product solutions providing wireline functionality, without the limitations of a wired connection. GetWireless specializes in products, solutions and support for M2M communications utilizing equipment from industry-leading manufacturers including; Sierra Wireless AirLink, Option, Xirgo Technologies, NETGEAR, Axesstel, Janus, Antenna Plus, and Panorama Antennas. For more information visit www.getwirelessllc.com About VisTracks VisTracks provides an extremely easy to use asset monitoring portal, SnapTraq, that caters to businesses needing to track and receive alerts for moving assets such as trucks, vans and trailers, or more stationary assets such as farm or construction equipment. The service is hosted by VisTracks and no software is required on the customer’s computer except for a browser. SnapTraq is designed to be sold by wireless carriers to their small-medium business customers without requiring any in-depth expertise or significant capital investment. For more info visit www.vistracks.com About Bluegrass Cellular Headquartered in Elizabethtown, Ky., Bluegrass Cellular has been operating in Kentucky for over 20 years with 19 company-owned retail locations and more than 20 authorized agent locations. A pioneer in the wireless field in the state’s rural areas, Bluegrass was the first to offer digital cellular service to Central Kentucky in 1998. For more information on Bluegrass Cellular and for local store hours and information, visit bluegrasscellular.com or call 1-800-928-CELL. Follow Bluegrass Cellular on Twitter at https://twitter.com/bluegrasscell.