Tele Atlas signs three-year contract with fleet management specialist Transics

Tele Atlas and Transics will work together on navigation for trucks in high-end fleet management solutions for Europe

Tele Atlas (FSE: TA6, EUNV: TA), a leading global provider of digital maps and dynamic content for navigation and location-based solutions, has signed a three-year contract to provide digital map data for navigation to Transics, a leading European fleet management specialist that develops and commercializes on board computers, software and fleet management solutions for the transport and logistics sector.

The two companies will work closely together at developing Best-in-Class fleet management solutions, by implementing the Tele Atlas European Logistics product. Headquartered in Ypres, Belgium, Transics is one of the largest companies in its sector. At the same time as signing the contract with Tele Atlas, Transics emphasized its market presence by celebrating an installed base of more than 40,000 on board computers with over 800 transport companies. Transics is active in Benelux, France, Germany, Spain, Scandinavia, Poland and the Czech Republic and is continuously expanding its sales network throughout Europe.

“We chose Tele Atlas because they offer a clear, open relationship in which we can work together on the technical opportunities and developments with map data,” says Walter Mastelinck, CEO at Transics. “Tele Atlas is a company that is keen to keep learning and improving as the technology evolves. It has a highly motivated team that is developing its mapping database in a structured manner, with high quality and accuracy.”

“We are delighted to join Transics in contributing genuine benefits for this important sector of the navigation market,” says Jack Reinelt, Managing Director of Tele Atlas EMEA. “With the high and rising level of road freight, efficient fleet management is crucial in improving efficiency, increasing safety and reducing congestion. The Tele Atlas team is keen to make a difference in fleet management through the potential of this partnership.”
Tele Atlas map data features the Transics Quattro on board computer. The routing software for this application is being supplied by BeNomad, a Tele Atlas partner based in France.

Transics Quattro on board computer is part of a complete fleet management solution that offers computing, information and communication between driver and dispatcher, including text and alarm messaging next to the automatic registration of various trip data such as driving and resting times, speed, rpm, driving style and positioning of the driver. Transics uses an open technology platform for easy integration with third party peripherals such as the CAN bus, bar code readers and temperature control systems and is interoperable with GPRS the most reliable mobile network data communication service currently available.

About Tele Atlas

Tele Atlas delivers the digital maps and dynamic content that power some of the world’s most essential navigation and location-based services (LBS). The information is the foundation for a wide range of personal and in-car navigation systems and mobile and Internet map applications that help users find the people, places, products, and services they need, wherever they are. The company also works with business partners who trust its digital map data to deliver critical applications for emergency, business, fleet, and infrastructure services. Through a combination of its own products and partnerships, Tele Atlas offers digital map coverage of more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. The company was founded in 1984 and today has approximately 2,400 full-time staff and contract cartographers at offices in 24 countries and uses a sophisticated network of professional drivers, mobile mapping vans, and more than 50,000 data resources to deliver highly accurate and up-to-date digital maps. Tele Atlas is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (TA6) and on Euronext Amsterdam (TA). For more information, visit www.teleatlas.com.

For further information, please contact:
Dirk Snauwaert
Public Relations Director Tele Atlas Europe
Phone: +32 475 69 30 97
dirk.snauwaert@teleatlas.com

Transics develops and commercializes high-end on board fleet management solutions (on board computers, software and services) for the transport and logistics sector. With an installed base of over 40,000 on board computers and over 800 customers, Transics is one of the leading European players in its sector. Transics is active in Benelux, France, Germany, Spain, Scandinavia, Poland and the Czech Republic and is continuously expanding its sales network throughout Europe.