Peoplenet adds a new version of BLU

PeopleNet has introduced a more efficient, more compact version of its BLU in-cab computing system.

“Our next-generation BLU.2 onboard computing system demonstrates our continued support of BLU as a platform,” said Ron Konezny, the firm’s chief executive officer. “In addition to new features that enhance driver efficiency, it’s 65% lighter, thinner, and provides better extreme temperature performance with 40% faster startup in cold weather. Because BLU.2’s platform is the same as BLU, customers will be able to add BLU.2 to their current BLU network. Because the software between each model is nearly identical, the new display can be easily added without reprogramming back-office software. Further, existing Driver Terminal customers can upgrade to the BLU.2 device while using their existing onboard computing and mounting options, so they can leverage their investments and save significant costs on upgrades.”

Running on WinCE 6.0, BLU.2 operates more quietly and offers more installation options and louder sound range. This further enhances the platform’s Text to Speech feature, which allows drivers to play an audio version of messages on screen. Safe Mode enables fleets to limit driver interaction with the system while the vehicle is moving.

Access www.peoplenetonline.com for more details.

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