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Zonar Takes the Wheel with a M2M Solution

Zonar’s fleet management solutions collect, report and analyze data before, during and after a vehicle’s trip. The company needed Machine-to-Machine (M2M) connectivity to enable communication between in-vehicle devices and back-end systems. To deliver high volumes of potentially sensitive information from and to moving vehicles – and keep pace with its rapid business growth – Zonar wanted a highly secure solution that it could easily manage and that had the required national and global reach.

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  • SUPPLIER
  • AT&T
    AT&T is the second largest provider of mobile telephone and the largest provider of fixed telephone in the United States, and also provides broadband subscription television services. The company's corporate, government, and public sector clients use its conferencing, managed network, and wholesale communications services.
  • INDUSTRIES
  • Automotive
  • FUNCTIONS
  • Logistics & Warehousing
  • CONNECTIVITY PROTOCOLS
  • USE CASES
  • Fleet Management
    Fleet management is an administrative approach that allows companies to organize and coordinate work vehicles to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and provide compliance with government regulations. While most commonly used for vehicle Tracking, fleet management includes other use cases such as mechanical diagnostics and driver behavior. Automated fleet management solutionsto connect vehicles and monitor driver activities, allowing managers to gain insight into fleet performance and driver behavior. This enables managers to know where vehicles and drivers are at all times, identify potential problems and mitigate risks before they become larger issues that can jeopardize client satisfaction, impact driver safety, or increase costs.
  • CUSTOMER
  • Zonar is a leading provider of electronic fleet management solutions for commercial vehicles of all types and sizes.

  • SOLUTION
  • Zonar chose AT&T to provide an M2M connectivity solution which includes a secure, reliable virtual private network connection that delivers a continuous stream of data in real time. An AT&T service management platform allows Zonar to easily manage the data, device provisioning, reports and services that support its customers. The extensive international roaming arrangements of AT&T also help Zonar meet its global expansion plans as well as those of its customers. Hardware Components - Zonar 2020 Mobile Communication Tablet - RFID tag Software Components - Electronic Vehicle Inspection Report (EVIR) - ZFuel application - Z Pass - Enterprise on-Demand (EOD) service platform - Zonar Cloud

  • DATA COLLECTED
  • Asset Utilization, Connectivity Status, Vehicle diagnostics , Vehicle Location Tracking, Vehicle Status
  • SOLUTION TYPE
  • SOLUTION MATURITY
  • Emerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)
  • OPERATIONAL IMPACT
  • Impact #1
    [Management Effectiveness - Centralized Management]
    Integrated management of data, devices and services is possible with AT&T's Enterprise on-Demand platform.
    Impact #2
    [Data Management - Data Analysis]
    Reliable and secure access to data from across the network enabled Zonar to generate data sets and utilize them in actionable ways.
    Impact #3
    [Process Optimization - Real Time Asset Tracking]
    The location of individuals and assets can be identified in near real-time.
  • QUANTITATIVE BENEFIT
  • Benefit #1

    Fleet-wide saving of $1,000 per truck per month were achieved.

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