Fleet Management Solutions® Wins Federal Bureau of Prisons Award For All-Satellite Asset Tracking
SAN LUIS OBISPO, California, November 1, 2011 – Fleet Management Solutions® (FMS), one of the fastest growing providers of advanced telematics systems, today announced it has been selected by the US Justice Department, Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to equip its fleet vehicles and other mobile assets, with their award-winning Fleet Director Global® Iridium-based vehicle tracking and mobile resource management system. As specified by the BOP, all mobile assets must be monitored and tracked 24/7/365 with no interruptions in 2-way communications and/or coverage, have specialized security features ensuring the safety of personnel, and comprehensive data reporting at frequency intervals determined by its operations management. FMS’ flagship solution, Fleet Director Global, utilizes the Iridium satellite network for continuous communications and network services around the clock. The Iridium network is the largest and only fully- meshed, secure satellite constellation in the world, making FMS ideal for meeting the unique and stringent requirements of the BOP.
The BOP consists of 117 institutions, 6 regional offices, a Central Office (headquarters), 2 staff training facilities, and 22 community corrections offices dispersed across the continental US, operating a range of specialty law enforcement and administrative vehicles. The FMS solution provides continuous location, direction, speed, and mission critical intelligence, including information combined with vehicle data such as engine activity, idle and stop data durations, all to ensure every asset’s location and status is monitored and known, on demand, at any time, all of the time, regardless of geography or topography.
In addition, 2-way text communications via all-satellite in-cab message terminals between drivers and dispatch provide a robust, efficient and easy to use and reliable method for directing resources and responding to situations that may be urgent. Indication of an emergency may be communicated via alerts to any text enabled device via the in-cab “panic button” or message display terminal – a mandatory feature required by the BOP. All panic-button messages use the highly reliable Iridium satellite communication network and are delivered via FMS Fleet Director Global in near real-time. Complete history of data will also be available and readily accessible at a moment’s notice.
“FMS has a proven track record of delivering advanced telematics solutions that meet the fleet tracking, safety and strict security regulations for government and military applications,” said Cliff Henley, FMS chief executive officer. “Fleet Director Global combined with Iridium-based communications, continues to prove its value where high security and mobile resource management requirements demand visibility and data transmission, regardless of telecommunications infrastructure or geography. We are extremely pleased to receive this award from the BOP, and are confident that Fleet Director Global will become a vital tool in meeting their challenges.”
About US Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons
The Bureau is responsible for the custody and care of approximately 218,000 Federal offenders. Approximately 82% of these inmates are confined in Bureau-operated facilities, while the balance is confined in secure, privately managed or community-based facilities and local jails.
The Bureau consists of 117 institutions, 6 regional offices, a Central Office (headquarters), 2 staff training centers, and 22 community corrections offices. The regional offices and Central Office provide administrative oversight and support to Bureau facilities and community corrections offices. In turn, community corrections offices oversee residential re-entry centers and home confinement programs.
About Fleet Management Solutions
Fleet Management Solutions, Inc. systems deliver measurable improvements in asset utilization, fleet safety and security, and productivity with rapid ROI. FMS serves customers in government, military, energy, construction, mining and logistics industries.
In 2010, FMS combined businesses with Teletrac, Inc. The combination of FMS’ market-leading, satellite-based tracking solutions for remote mobile assets and Teletrac’s award-winning fleet management and vehicle tracking technologies, has resulted in a broad, complementary product portfolio. This is enabling FMS and Teletrac to facilitate the adoption of these new technologies by organizations that have multiple fleets and/or mixed fleets with varying requirements for security, communications, ruggedness, price sensitivity, and timely access to data.
Together, FMS and Teletrac are serving more than 10,000 fleets of all sizes, equipping more than 200,000 vehicles, in more than 75 countries.
Most recently, Fleet Management Solutions® was named to the Inc. 500|5000 for the fifth consecutive year, achieving 182% growth over the last 3 years.