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    • June 2011Roadmap monthly newsletter In this issue New features Frotcom TVEditorial Improved Tracking Online user guidelinesT he First Annual Frotcom Meeting took place last May 26-28, near Lisbon, Portugal (see page 4). Case study We had the pleasure to gather for the first time Deni Internacional Frotcom Certified Partners from countries as Reducing costsdiverse as Bulgaria, Cyprus, Sierra Leone or Spain, to name in international transportbut a few.The meeting was a great opportunity for everybody to share ideas and News and eventsexperiences. Undoubtedly, some actions which prove successful in one country Frotcom Annual Meeting One team moving forward!can be repeated in other countries. But it is also sometimes the opposite.Processes which are valid in one place are not necessarily valid elsewhere. That This and much more…is why having the opportunity to share experiences and their contexts anddiscussing methodologies for marketing, sales, after sales and support was greatfor giving everybody better tools to address their local markets. Another highlight of the meeting was the presentation of new features – some of which are being presented already in this issue of Roadmap – and the planning of the next features to be added to Frotcom in the near future. It is clear that Frotcom is already benefiting from input and feedback received from Clients and Partners all over the world. Future releases will continue to incorporate this feedback, therefore bringing Frotcom closer and closer to the ideal vehicle tracking and fleet management solution.I know that the success of this first meeting is something we will want to repeatin future editions. It will not be easy, because the standard was set very high.In fact, we had hoped for a good meeting and for Partners to bond and work asa team. In the end, I truly believe that we all went a little further: we werelooking for a team and we got a family.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? 10 facts aboutNew Features Road SafetyFrotcom TV Frotcom TV is a wholenew experience. It creates a “TV-like” environment in which mainnews about the fleet (alarms, 1. More than 1.2 million people diearrivals and departures, etc.), but in road traffic crashes every year.also news of the “outside world” 2. As many as 50 million people areare continuously displayed. injured or disabled by road trafficBecause it requires no human intervention, Frotcom TV is ideal to be displayed crashes every year.on an LCD or plasma monitor in a wall mount in the dispatch center or meetingroom. 3. Half of all crash victims are vulnerable road users such asImproved tracking pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists.The new features related to tracking on Maps were developed to facilitate thevisualization and analysis of the vehicles’ tracking data. These features include: 4. Road traffic crashes cost countriesmultiple tracking, clustering, street view (this feature is not available in Bing up to 4% of their Gross Nationalmaps, only Google maps), improved movie, new vehicle icons, visually Product.identifiable trips and additional changes to user interface (“facelift”). 5. Correctly used seat-belts reduce the risk of death in a crash by 61%. 6. Mandatory use of child restraints can reduce child deaths by 35%. 7. Helmets reduce fatal and serious head injuries by up to 45%. 8. Enforcing a drinking and driving law around the world could reduce alcohol-related crashes by 20%.Online user guidelines 9. For every 1km/h reduction in These guidelines are mostly targeted at average speed, there is a 2% inexperienced users of Frotcom – including reduction in the number of users of the free trials. crashes. The tools that facilitate the adaptation of 10. Simple low-cost engineering new users to the interface are the mouse measures are saving thousands of indicators and the online help. lives.Roadmap Monthly Newsletter | roadmap@frotcom.com | Tel + 351 214 135 670 | Fax +351 214 135 678 Source:Frotcom vehicle tracking system | www.frotcom.com World Health Organization-http://www.who.int/en/Angola |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 Frotcom TVCase Study RSS news sourcesDeni Internacional Frotcom TV can show news from one orReducing costs in international transport more external sources. Any URL containing an RSS source will be usable (RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication and is a standard for channeling news-type messages from a server to other computers/applications). An example could be the CNN Global news: http://rss.cnn.com/rss/edition.rss You can look for other news sources, forDeni Internacional is a Macedonian company, founded in 1991, as an enterprise instance by googling “RSS newsspecialized in organizing the international transport of goods. Since then, it has sources”. You can choose RSS sourcesevolved significantly, with a current number of 38 vehicles meant both for from your own country or city, wheninternational transport and local distribution of different types of goods available.(palletized, non-palletized, dangerous ADR materials). The company’s growthcan also be seen in the current number of employees, 120, who are highly To add a new RSS news source totrained to conduct their tasks in a professional manner and to meet the clients’ Frotcom TV, go to Administration > Myexpectations constantly. profile > Frotcom TV tab and press theThe main focus of Deni Internacional Add RSS button located to the right ofis the collective transport from and the News sources table:to all destinations in Europe, butthey also offer services for individualtransport. Moreover, the company The following window will pop up:has a long term successfulcooperation with leading transport and logistics companies in the world and a24 hours communication with the vehicles no matter their location.The organization also disposes of a public customs warehouse, customsterminal, forwarding services, provision of complete warehouse storagematerials, forklifts and cleaning machines and a Gas station - Autohof 00. Enter a name for your news source and enter a valid RSS URL. Press Save. If theAccording to Mr. Straso Jakimovski and Mr. Toni Krkacev, respectively CEO and URL is valid, the news site will be addedTransport and Logistics Manager at Deni International, “We implementedFrotcom to reduce costs and make our business more efficient and the system to the list.has undoubtedly helped us do that. We could see almost immediately asubstantial reduction in fuel consumption. In addition, we now also benefit froma considerable decrease in communication costs by using Frotcom’s integrated Note: Please have in mind that if yournavigation module”. computer’s screensaver is active, it will superimpose to Frotcom TV. If you wishROADMAP congratulates Dragan Kostovski and the Frotcom Macedonia teamfor this successful project. to avoid that, remove your computer’sRoadmap Monthly Newsletter | roadmap@frotcom.com | Tel + 351 214 135 670 | Fax +351 214 135 678 screensaver.Frotcom 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
    • News and events Next, on RoadmapFrotcom Annual Meeting 2011 News and events, more new Frotcom features and tips will be presented. This and more, so don’t miss the next issue of Roadmap. One team moving forward!On May 26-28, Frotcom International held the 2011 Annual Meeting, at theHotel Melia Aldeia dos Capuchos Golf and Spa, on the Caparica Coast, about 20km south of Lisbon, Portugal.This event was organized for FrotcomCertified Partners around the world, with theaim of learning, sharing, collaborating andacting on all the issues facing Frotcom´sbusiness.The agenda of the meeting was designed tofacilitate debate, encourage ideas and shareinformation in order to create a commonunderstanding and drive towards actionablegoals. It covered the main topics of interestrelated to the Frotcom business, such asfacts and figures, the announcement of newfeatures, topics related to marketingexperiences which offered a wideperspective on what could be the bestFrotcom marketing practices.Apart from this, on the last day of the event,the Golf Putting Tournament turned out tobe a delightful experience bringing togetherthe Frotcom Team in a sportful and cheerfulatmosphere.According to the feedback of all the participants, the 2011 Annual Meeting was asuccess, standing as a source of motivation and inspiration for upcomingprojects and challenges. One team moving forward!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