Posted on: Saturday 20 October, 2012 11:30
|GAPCorp FNI, Etisalat enter partnership for GPS vehicle tracking
GAPCorp FNI FZ LLC, which offers an innovative track and trace service designed for automobile industry, today announced a landmark business partnership with Emirates Telecommunications Corporation [Etisalat] to provide mobile communication solutions for GPS vehicle tracking systems and Radio Frequency Identification [RFID] based solutions.
The partnership between GAPCorp and Etisalat was unveiled during the high-profile GITEX Technology Week, currently under way in Dubai. Both GPS tracking devices as well as the RFID readers will use Etisalat Mobile SIM Cards to send or receive the data.
As a result of this partnership, GAPCorp plans to sell over 100,000 units of its GPS vehicle tracking systems in the first year and increase it to over 350,000 units by 2016. GAPCorp has collaborated with the developer of a revolutionary RFID solution to track students within the school transport system, which helps monitor and alert school administrations as well as parents when a student boards or alights the bus at the designated bus stops or schools.
In his comments on the alliance with Etisalat, Mr Nasser Watar, CEO of GAPCorp, said: “We are extremely delighted to enter into this partnership with Etisalat for using their mobile gateway network for our world-class GPS vehicle tracking and RFID solutions for school transport. With this partnership, we offer our customers complete peace of mind – be it the vehicle tracking systems or the automated real-time updates on the school transport infrastructure.”
“GAPCorp aims to offer the best services to our customers, thus reinforcing our commitment to their needs in line with the market demands. We have a thorough understanding of the regional markets and we are happy to announce this major milestone with Etisalat to achieve our broader objectives,” added Mr Watar.
GAPCorp FNI uses the industry leading web technologies and cutting-edge hardware design to offer the highest quality GPS and RFID tracking solutions tailored for businesses of all sizes as well as schools across the GCC. The GAPCorp GPS Tracking System uses a state-of-the-art information and communication platform equipped with a global positioning satellite receiver, a wireless data modem and vehicle interface component. This allows for two-way communication between the vehicle and the GAPCorp 24-hour Call Centre.
With the new tracking system, GAPCorp in collaboration with Guide Point Systems™ is able to deliver a variety of services such as the assisted vehicle locator 24/7, GPS stolen vehicle locator, GPS stolen vehicle tracking, dispatch, security fence™, starter interrupt / enabler, automatic theft notification, on board panic button and low battery alerts and other features. Guide Point Systems™ is a US based company that provides innovative GPS solutions worldwide represented in the MENA region exclusively by GAPCorp.
Similarly, GAPCorp’s RFID tracking solution is an innovation that overcomes the current RFID shortcomings by extending reach, improving and optimizing operations. The RFID technology helps extend functionality beyond current applications.
The new solutions - Essen's Xtenna™ - is ready-to-use integrated RFID device which is both convenient and cost-effective, offering Ultra High Frequency RFID solutions, Thing Magic RFID modules, RFID Inlays, US patented PoE technology which allows remote diagnosis and rebooting with client permission.
It is an effective RFID application for schools, container management solutions for ports, real time inventory management, vehicle production line automation, car parking management, waste management for municipalities, solar panel tracking, event management, live stock management for dairy farms, manpower tracking, jewelry tracking and metal tracking solutions to track heavy iron grids, among others.
GAPCorp FNI is an innovative service company designed for Automotive Dealers to improve bottom line incomefrom selling value added products that complements car sales at points of sale.