Zonar has expanded its mobile ecosystem designed to deliver even greater fleet safety, compliance, and business efficiencies for its customers. The Zonar Mobile Ecosystem, enabled by the addition of the ruggedized Samsung Galaxy Tab Active2 to Zonar’s device portfolio, allows greater flexibility for customers of all sizes across vocational, pupil, mass transit, and commercial industries, according to the company.
With a variety of third-party apps available from both Zonar and the Google Play Store, the expanded ecosystem provides more options for managing devices deployed across fleets. Customers can now choose the device, applications, and data plan that best meets their current and future digital and mobile needs:
- The Connect Plan: includes the fully-managed, ruggedized Zonar Connect tablet with apps developed by Zonar including Advanced Navigation, Electronic Verified Inspection Reporting (EVIR), Zonar Logs, Zonar Coach, Zonar Forms, and more. A selection of pre-approved third-party apps are also available. Device security, data plan, and Zonar SIMs are included.
- The Certified Plan: includes a fully-managed, ruggedized Samsung Galaxy Tab Active2, enabling access to both apps developed by Zonar and certified apps from the Google Play Store. Device security, data plan and Zonar SIMs are included.
- The Open Plan: includes a fully-managed, ruggedized Samsung Galaxy Tab Active2, managed by customers own data plans, enabling access to apps developed by Zonar along with any apps of their choosing from the Google Play Store to further boost fleet operations.
“Fleet management solutions are not one size fits all. We know fleets have unique business problems that require unique solutions,” said Ian McKerlich, president and CEO at Zonar. “Our growing ecosystem of managed app programs and portfolio of tablet offerings empower our customers to make critical decisions that improve the safety and performance of their fleets – from drivers and operators, to the bottom line of their businesses.”
The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active2 is a ruggedized tablet built for the harshest environments. It is MIL-STD-810-certified — the military standard for durability during excessive pressure, temperatures, vibrations and drops — and IP68-rated for water and dust resistance. Physical buttons are included for easy operation with work gloves, and the display can be used while wet, enabling access in rainy or inclement weather.
SEFNCO, a telecommunications company that provides communication network services and operates a fleet of more than 650 vehicles, uses the Zonar Mobile Ecosystem enabled by the ruggedized Samsung Galaxy Tab Active2.
“Zonar’s expansion of its mobile ecosystem to include the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active2 allows us the flexibility to deliver fleet management functionality on a platform we can customize for seamless integration with other applications required to continue operating our business as efficiently as possible,” said Wayne Farris, project implementation manager at SEFNCO Communications. “Zonar is working closely with us to understand how our needs are evolving, and to develop solutions capable of doing the same.”