October 19, 2005
ViryaNet Service Hub Offers GPS Tracking on the Handheld Device
Integration with Tom Tom Navigation Product Provides In-the-Field Navigation and Real-Time Resource Tracking
Southborough, Mass. - October 19, 2005 -Continuing to invest significantly in R&D to offer leading-edge mobile and Web-based software applications for workforce management and field service delivery, ViryaNet (NasdaqSC: VRYA) today announced the integration of its Service Hub product with TomTom technology, an advanced GPS navigation and resource tracking system. The new product will enable customers to improve the speed and accuracy of field force operations by delivering real-time task management, resource tracking, and navigation information to management and field engineers equipped with wireless devices.
The integration of GPS navigation provided by TomTom Navigator™ with ViryaNet Service Hub will allow field engineers to automatically navigate to their next site without the need to manually enter the destination. For management, the system will provide improved resource tracking through real-time pinpointing of current location, enabling more dynamic and accurate scheduling. Management also gains an audit trail tool with which they can replay the actual route taken by field engineers.
In addition, the new system will dispel the need for field organizations to source two separate suppliers for resource tracking and navigation tools, reducing customization costs and eliminating problems associated with overlap.
"TomTom Navigator™ rounds out our Service Hub technology, letting our customers realize improved efficiencies in the field," commented Nir Diskin, Vice President, Engineering, ViryaNet. "Navigating and tracking resources are top priorities in most field service organizations today. By combining best-in-class technology from ViryaNet and TomTom, we are providing a feature rich solution that extends beyond the capabilities of disparate tools. Not only does it provide a more seamless experience for the field technician but it guarantees faster response times, more accurate allocation of resources, and greater management control."
TomTom Navigator enables navigation to any destination using detailed 3D or 2D maps and audio directions. Compatible with Windows-based PDAs, TomTom complements ViryaNet Service Hub, which helps field service organizations effectively manage mobile and distributed workforces through real-time information sharing.
The converged system was developed for a user of ViryaNet Service Hub located in the United Kingdom, which is a customer of ViryaNet's strategic partner Aspective. The product was demonstrated at the Service Management 2005 conference in England earlier in the month.
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