Number of SMEs using telematics solutions rises

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Cybit, a leading UK online Telematics Service Provider, has announced a rapid increase in the number of small to medium sized businesses taking up telematics solutions.

More and more SMEs are now using telematics systems to help reduce operational costs in the face of rising fuel prices. Cybit customers are often able to reduce fuel bills by ten per cent within the first three months of using Fleetstar-Online.

Cybit's Fleetstar package offers SMEs an Internet-based modular solution which can be bought at entry-level and easily upgraded to further enhance its benefits. Fleetstar will precisely match an SMEs exact requirements and is backed by a leading blue-chip provider of advanced telematics. The system also enables SMEs to implement best practices that can generate immediate and significant cost savings. Fleetstar-Online tracks vehicles in real-time and produces accurate reports for fleet managers to show where drivers have had excessive idling periods, taken deviations from planned routes, and where fuel expenditure doesn't match the mileage driven.

"Rising fuel and operational costs have hit smaller businesses hard in recent months, but telematics systems can help SME managers buck the downward trend," commented John Wisdom, Sales and Marketing Director at Cybit. "This technology can offer immediate cost reductions - our customers are noticing significant savings within the first three months of implementation. The Cybit solution also helps vehicle efficiency by clamping down on instances of speeding, where engines burn more fuel and providing fuel reporting through data lifted from emerging CanBus technology. This gives companies precise visibility of engine and driver performance and enables driver education to optimise fuel usage.

"Customers are continuing to buy from Cybit as we offer a low-risk implementation," John Wisdom continued. "We provide an extensive range of powerful, tailor-made telematics solutions to address the needs of SMEs across all areas of the marketplace. Each implementation comes with a consultancy team, who visit the site at regular intervals to monitor the installation. This way every business that buys a solution from us can be sure that they are using the system effectively and getting the most out of it."

Cybit's Fleetstar-Online solution features real-time vehicle tracking, exception reporting, replay mode, customised reports, mileage information, SMS messaging and live traffic information. Fleet vehicles are fitted with a small electronic in-vehicle-unit that is tracked by GPS in real-time and then transmits data to Cybit's online control centre. It provides companies with a cost-effective fleet management solution, which offers users anytime, anywhere access to the system via a standard web browser.


About Cybit

Cybit is a global force in Telematics, operating within three core sectors: Internet-based vehicle Telematics solutions; Economic Exclusive Zone (EEZ) Management; and Private Mobile Radio (PMR) based asset tracking and precise positioning solutions.  

In the vehicle Telematics sector, Cybit is one of Europe's leading Telematics Service Providers (TSPs). More than 1,700 business to business clients use the company's fleet and asset management solutions to manage in excess of 45,000 assets primarily in the public sector, service industries and logistics and distribution markets. Solutions include in-vehicle technologies, work flow management, CanBus integration and internet-based monitoring and reporting software. The company also provides consulting services to advise on operational and legal issues such as duty of care and working hours.

Cybit is also a global leader in the field of EEZ fisheries management, tracking many thousands of fishing vessels on a daily basis. The company provides vessel monitoring and catch management solutions for many of the worlds major fishing nations. As well as EC governments including the UK, Ireland and Greece, Cybit helps to manage valuable fishing stocks for emerging nations such as Ghana, Namibia and Mozambique

Cybit's PMR business provides asset-tracking and precise positioning solutions for both maritime and land-based applications including exploration and mining. Its precise positioning solutions are in constant use in the location and exploitation of oil, gas and mineral reserves around the globe.

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