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inthinc Unveils Cell &Text Detection Antenna at 2012 NAFA ExpoIn-Cab Directional Antenna to Be Integrated Into waySmart(TM) Solution (April 19, 2012)
SALT LAKE CITY, UT -- (Marketwire) -- 04/19/12 -- inthinc Technology Solutions Inc., a global telematics company centered on fleet management and driver safety solutions, will reveal its patented cell and text detection antenna this weekend (April 21-24) at the NAFA 2012 Institute and Expo in St. Louis. This groundbreaking technology detects cell phone wave frequencies emitted from the driver seat, verbally warns the user to terminate the call or text and sends real-time alerts to a web portal or directly to a manager.
In anticipation of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association's (FMCSA) recent ban on all cell phone use for commercial vehicles -- and directly supporting the NTSB recommendation -- inthinc developed the patented technology to help fleet managers remain compliant with federal regulations. According to the rule, commercial carriers may face fines of up to $11,000.
"Distracted driving accounts for 16 percent of all traffic fatalities," said Todd W. Follmer, CEO of inthinc Technology Solutions. "It is important for managers to know when drivers are putting lives at risk by choosing to use a cell phone while driving. Other technologies may attempt to block the signal, but real-time detection and coaching is the only sure way to eliminate any type of cell phone activity on any phone -- not just company issued phones."
The cell and text detection antenna will be integrated with inthinc's waySmart solution, the most comprehensive fleet management and driver safety device on the market. With waySmart, fleet managers can monitor driver behavior with features such as GPS-based vehicle tracking and in-cab verbal coaching alerts for speeding, idling, seat belt use and aggressive driving.
The inthinc solution communicates via satellite to the inthinc portal, allowing managers to reward safe driving behavior and identify drivers in need of additional training. Managers can receive instant notification via email or text message when a driver has been in an accident or committed a severe infraction.
The cell and text detection antenna, as well as the full inthinc driver safety solution, can be seen at the NAFA 2012 Institute and Expo in St. Louis from April 21st through April 24th at America's Center, booth #721. Contact [email protected] to arrange a demonstration or to find out additional details.
To download an overview of the cell and text detection antenna, click here.
inthinc is a global company centered on telematics, fleet solutions and driving safety. Its breakthrough driving safety solutions are designed to safeguard lives, save money and protect the environment. inthinc technology dramatically improves driver behavior and has been documented to reduce accidents by more than 80 percent. For more information, please visit http://www.inthinc.com.
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