Garmin's® Fleet Management Interface Network Grows
Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, announced today that its Fleet Management Interface (FMI) program has expanded thanks to new collaborations with corporations worldwide. Garmin’s FMI enables fleet tracking, messaging, dispatch and navigation directly on Garmin’s portable navigation devices, such as the StreetPilot®, nüvi® and zūmo® series. With Garmin GPS, drivers and dispatchers work together to improve customer response, optimize fleet resources, and ultimately, achieve lower costs and higher profits for the company. Garmin will display its FMI services at its CTIA Wireless trade show booth (#6639) in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 1-3, 2008.
Companies desiring to manage their mobile resources can partner directly with Garmin or work with a third-party application provider. Air-Trak, DQ Technologies, and OMNiBRIDGE are the latest mobile resource management partners who are integrating Garmin GPS devices into their product portfolio. Enfora and WebTech Wireless are OEM/hardware wireless solution providers that will be able to offer the components necessary with Garmin’s FMI so customers can come to market faster.
The FMI enables direct-to-driver communication via text messaging and instant re-routing with “new destination” message prompts. Utilizing third party sensor and communication devices, companies can track vital GPS information like vehicle location, speed and direction of travel, distance traveled, elapsed time, as well as fuel status, idle times, number of stops, cargo door access, cargo temperature, and battery and thermostat levels. In addition to these FMI specific features, drivers will also have access to Garmin’s acclaimed navigation where mobile workers can enter a specific street address and receive turn-by-turn, text-to-speech, voice prompted directions to their destination. If a driver misses a turn, Garmin’s navigation technology will automatically recalculate a new route to the destination.
About Garmin International Inc.
Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation. Since 1989, this group of companies has designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation, communication and information devices and applications – most of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin’s products serve automotive, mobile, wireless, outdoor recreation, marine, aviation, and OEM applications. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in the Cayman Islands, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at www.garmin.com/pressroom or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin, StreetPilot, zūmo and nüvi are registered trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.
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This release includes forward-looking statements regarding Garmin Ltd. and its business. All statements regarding the company’s future product introductions are forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on management's current expectations. The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release may not occur and actual results could differ materially as a result of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting Garmin, including, but not limited to, the risk factors listed in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 29, 2007, filed by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission file number 0-31983). A copy of Garmin’s Form 10-K can be downloaded at www.garmin.com/aboutGarmin/invRelations/finReports.html. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and Garmin undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.