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Monthly newsletter addressing issues related to Frotcom products and services, customer case studies and success stories of Frotcom, among other interesting issues about our business activity.

Monthly newsletter addressing issues related to Frotcom products and services, customer case studies and success stories of Frotcom, among other interesting issues about our business activity.

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  • February 2011Roadmap monthly newsletter In this issue New Certified PartnerEditorial Frotcom Serbia is the newest PartnerI am writing this editorial from the Mobile World Conference 2011 in Barcelona, Spain. The MWC is agreat opportunity not only to learn about the newest developments in themobile industry, but also to find ways of taking Frotcom to the next level. Case study Stupica Transport Trucking in Slovenia News and events Frotcom Spain partnersUndoubtedly, Frotcom has grown to become one of the most interesting vehicle with beer producer in Barcelonatracking and fleet management systems in the world. But we have the ambitionof making Frotcom THE best vehicle tracking and fleet management system. This and much more…For that, new features are being prepared. Frotcom international will soondisclose some of those features. Others will come next, supported by state ofthe art technology and strategic partnerships.The visit to the MWC was a great opportunity to get new ideas on board andhelp paving the road for Frotcoms evolution. For sure, the next 12 months willsee Frotcom grow and become more and more an invaluable tool for companiesto control their fleets, their costs and productivity.Valério MarquesCEO - Frotcom InternationalA note from the editor – If you would like to have your own say in the next edition of this newsletter please donot hesitate to get in touch at roadmap@frotcom.com.Roadmap Monthly Newsletter | roadmap@frotcom.com | Tel + 351 214 135 670 | Fax +351 214 135 678Frotcom vehicle tracking system | www.frotcom.comAngola |Belgium | Brazil | Bulgaria | Cameroon | Cyprus | D. R. Congo | Greece | Kenya | Luxemburg | Macedonia | Madagascar | Mauritius |Morocco | Portugal | Reunion Islands | Romania | Rwanda | Senegal | Serbia | Seychelles | Sierra Leone | Slovenia | Spain | Tanzania | Uganda 1
  • Did you know?New Certified PartnerFrotcom now in SerbiaIn February 2011 Frotcom’s network of Certified Partners was enlarged to Serbia, through local company Vransys d.o.o., which from now on becomeFrotcom Serbia. Daytime running lightIn Serbia there is currently a large market for fleet management systems, with a Dedicated daytime running lights (DRLs)high number of companies looking for cost effective solutions for fleet are the lamps on vehicles that switch onmanagement and vehicle tracking system. automatically when the engine is started.According to Dragan Kostovski and Jelena Stefanovic, They substantially increase the visibilityrespectively CEO and Director of Vransys d.o.o., “We are of motor vehicles.very proud to be part of the Frotcom team. As a youngcompany with main focus on professional vehicle tracking Whereas drivers are only required toand fleet management, we decided to join the Frotcom switch on their lights in the dark in mostnetwork. As Frotcom Serbia, we have high expectations for countries, DRLs are designed to beour market. We strongly believe that this cooperation is the switched on during the day. In contrast tobest way to provide the best services for our customers.” conventional headlights, DRLs do not help the driver see the road but ratherDragan Kostovski is also CEO of Frotcom Macedonia. The help other road users see thesuccess of the Macedonian operation led Dragan to invest approaching vehicle. The energyalso in the neighbour market. consumption of DRLs is only 25-30% ofNuno Liñan, Marketing Director at Frotcom International said that “This new that of a conventional dipped-beampartnership represents an important milestone for Frotcom, as we continue our headlamp.rapid growth and further extend our global reach into new internationalmarkets. We are sure that this partnership will be of great success and that EU Legislationcompanies in Serbia will benefit greatly from it, especially in these times of crisis, From 2011 onwards, DLRs will beas Frotcom can provide significant savings in a companys fleet related costs”. mandatory for all new cars and smallROADMAP congratulates Dragan Kostovski, Jelena Stefanovic and the Frotcom delivery vans in the EU. Trucks and busesSerbia team and wishes them great success. will follow in August 2012.Some words about Serbia Existing vehicles will not have to beSerbia, officially the Republic of Serbia, is a country located at retrofitted. Currently, 17 EU countriesthe crossroads of Central and Southeastern Europe, covering already have some form of DRLthe southern part of Carpathian basin and the central part ofthe Balkans. Belgrade, Serbias capital city is among the most legislation.populous in Southeast Europe. Flag of Serbia Source:http:// ec.europa.eu/transport/road_safety> Capital: Belgrade > Language: Serbian > Currency: Serbian Dinar (RSD)> Territory: 88,361 sq km > Population: 7.3 mln > GDP: USD 80 mln (2010)Roadmap Monthly Newsletter | roadmap@frotcom.com | Tel + 351 214 135 670 | Fax +351 214 135 678Frotcom vehicle tracking system | www.frotcom.comAngola |Belgium | Brazil | Bulgaria | Cameroon | Cyprus | D. R. Congo | Greece | Kenya | Luxemburg | Macedonia | Madagascar | Mauritius |Morocco | Portugal | Reunion Islands | Romania | Rwanda | Senegal | Serbia | Seychelles | Sierra Leone | Slovenia | Spain | Tanzania | Uganda 2
  • Tip of the month Send us your feedback!Case StudyŠtupica TransportTrucking in SloveniaLocated in the Ribnica valley, 45 kilometers away from capital Ljubljana,Slovenian company Štupica Transport was founded in 1991. With a fleet of 27trucks, all Štupica’s vehicles meet the highest EU standards. The company New features in Frotcom are developedperforms quantitative and volumetric transport loads up to 25 tonnes. according to a roadmap which is largelyToday Štupica has 35 employees. Besides the road transportation business, influenced by the feedback receivedthe company provides additional services to other companies, such as a from users.330 cubic meters storage area, truck washing and service garage. Frotcom International schedules theFor over 20 years the company’s strengths have development of these new features inconsistently been its quality, reliability, flexibility and terms of the number of requests from24/7 availability for all clients. users, as well as the global interest thatAccording to Robert Štupica, Technical Director at such features can have for theŠtupica Transports, “Frotcom has proved to be community of users.perfectly in line with the needs of our company: it issimply the best!” That is why it is very important for users to express their needs toROADMAP congratulates Leon, Dusan and Frotcom Slovenia team for this Frotcom International. The best way tosuccessful project. do this is to use the Send us your feedback link, located on the top right corner of Frotcom SL.New FeaturesNew filter for Frotcom’s messaging moduleA new filter tool was added to Frotcom’s Interact module, making it easier for By clicking on this link, users are invitedusers to locate messages previously sent or received. to describe what they did not like about Frotcom, or any new feature they would like to have.The filter allows users to filter messages by time period, vehicle or driver, and All feedback received is read andalso through a search mechanism which will look inside the previous analyzed by Frotcom International’smessages, for a specific text. Development Team.Roadmap Monthly Newsletter | roadmap@frotcom.com | Tel + 351 214 135 670 | Fax +351 214 135 678Frotcom vehicle tracking system | www.frotcom.comAngola |Belgium | Brazil | Bulgaria | Cameroon | Cyprus | D. R. Congo | Greece | Kenya | Luxemburg | Macedonia | Madagascar | Mauritius |Morocco | Portugal | Reunion Islands | Romania | Rwanda | Senegal | Serbia | Seychelles | Sierra Leone | Slovenia | Spain | Tanzania | Uganda 3
  • Measuring fuel level in liters Frotcom already allowed users with the CANBus module to view the level of fuel in the tanks of the trucks. However, this measure was provided only as a percentage of the full tank’s capacity. Next, on RoadmapNow, Frotcom can show the fuellevel in liters also. For that, users just News and events,have to indicate in the vehicle detailsthe full capacity of the tank, in liters. more new Frotcom featuresThen, in the CANBus module, either% or L can be selected. and tips will be presented.News and events This and more, so don’t missFalcom changes shareholdship the next issue of Roadmap.Falcom Wireless Communications, the German manufacturer of the trackingdevices used by Frotcom, announced that the company joined Erco & Gener(www.ercogener.com), remaining an independent company according toGerman Commercial law. This cooperation will support Falcoms strategy indeveloping and marketing its own products as well as its expansion inOEM/ODM businesses.Although this change in shareholdship does not directly affect Frotcom or itssolutions, Frotcom International expects nevertheless that in time it will allowFalcom to present new and better tracking devices and accessories, which willbenefit Frotcom’s solution. Cervecita, anyone?Why does everybody want to catch this bus? Well,when Moritz, Barcelona’s beer producers since 1856,offers you prizes and discounts, it’s certainly worththe trip. And that’s exactly what Moritz did, duringthe Opportunity Week event, organised by Barcelona Turisme, from January 28to February 6th (www.bcnow.cat). To help locating the bus, Moritz partneredwith Frotcom Spain. From the Moritz page in Facebook, beer lovers could track the bus on a light version of Frotcom and immediately find out where the bus – and the prizes – were. You can find a great video about this initiative in http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tHQvObxC94.Roadmap Monthly Newsletter | roadmap@frotcom.com | Tel + 351 214 135 670 | Fax +351 214 135 678Frotcom vehicle tracking system | www.frotcom.comAngola |Belgium | Brazil | Bulgaria | Cameroon | Cyprus | D. R. Congo | Greece | Kenya | Luxemburg | Macedonia | Madagascar | Mauritius |Morocco | Portugal | Reunion Islands | Romania | Rwanda | Senegal | Serbia | Seychelles | Sierra Leone | Slovenia | Spain | Tanzania | Uganda 4