Roadmap monthly newsletter - May 2011

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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.

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Roadmap monthly newsletter - May 2011

  1. 1. May 2011Roadmap monthly newsletter In this issue New featuresEditorial New ordering mechanismA s far as I know, Cristiano Ronaldo is not the best in list of reports tennis player in the world. He is, for sure, one of Case study the best football players in the world. Tecar Fiat - BrazilThis is all I know about the subject, I’m afraid. My purpose News and eventsfor bringing sports here is only to make a point: even a Patinterhighly gifted athlete as Cristiano cannot be simultaneously a top player in re-embraces Frotcomseveral sports. Not because he does not have the necessary physical conditionsto achieve it. Who knows, maybe if he had the same passion for tennis anddedicated the same amount of time and concentration as he clearly does with This and much more…football, he could be winning cups at Rolland Garros. What does this have to do with Frotcom and vehicle tracking? Well, there is a parallel we can draw: just because Frotcom’s technology allows us to compete in different markets than just vehicle tracking and fleet management, this does not mean we must disperse ourattention and resources. This allows us to be expert, competitive and keep avery high level in product quality and service.Dedicating part of our attention and resources to other areas, such as anti-carjacking, people location or pet location, although technologically close towhat we do, would inevitably disperse us not only technically, but alsomarketwise. This would inevitably make us less competitive, less competent andless agile. And yet, when you look at some markets today, you will find otherbrands claiming to do just that. They are entitled to their strategy, of course, butwe think that is a mistake.Therefore, I’ll promise you this: we will extend our activity to areas like childlocation the exact same day when Cristiano Ronaldo wins in Rolland Garros.Scout’s honor!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
  2. 2. Did you know?New Features The campaign for globalNew Ordering mechanism in list of reports road safetyThe new reordering feature works in a very simpleway. Just click and drag the report you want tomove. You will see a horizontal line showing theplace where the report will be left when yourelease the left button. You can use this feature toplace on top the reports you use more often. The UN Secretary General Ban Ki- moon and world leaders areNew “CANBus – Driver work states” report pledging to take action to tackle theThis new “CANBUs - Driver work global public health epidemic ofstates” report, displays the road deaths as the Decade of Actionchanges in the work state of for Road Safety is launched around the world.drivers, for vehicles equippedwith CANBus and digital The global effort to save five milliontachograph. It is possible to lives and prevent 50 million seriousselect any time period up to 31 injuries has begun on 11th of Maydays. with major launch events in countries around the world.New “Trips spanned report w/ CANBus” report The UN is launching the Decade inThere is also a new report available, called “Trips spanned report w/ CANBUs” the face of a worldwide epidemic ofwhich is an extension of the already existing “Trips spanned” report. Additionally road deaths which is set to becometo most of the columns in the previous report, this one includes some columns a bigger killer than HIV/AIDs overwith CANBus related information like the average fuel consumption the next 10 years. Road crashes are(liters/100km), total consumption (liters), and mileage according to CANBus, now the number one killer of youngwhich can be compared to the mileage according to GPS. Up to 31 days of data people over the age of 10 aroundcan be viewed. the world. On 10th of May, the night before the Decade was launched around the world, the yellow road safety Tag was beamed onto high profile landmarks including Trafalgar Square, the Moscow State University, New York’s Times Square, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Christ the Redeemer, Rio.Roadmap Monthly Newsletter | roadmap@frotcom.com | Tel + 351 214 135 670 | Fax +351 214 135 678 Source: http://www.makeroadssafe.orgFrotcom 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
  3. 3. Tip of the monthCase Study Super-size your browserTecar Fiat (Brazil) You can enhance your FrotcomReducing costs and increasing productivity experience by setting your web browser to full screen. By doingBeing founded in 1993 in Goiânia, Brasil, Tecar that, you will get rid of all headersis a group of 15 car dealerships representing and you will have maximum roomreputable car brands like Fiat, Iveco, Renault for your map.and Honda. It provides high quality automotiverepairs and services. Apart from having a Here is an example of Frotcom inhighly trained technical team, Tecar also Internet Explorer:disposes of state-of-the-art technologicalequipment and spare parts at affordableprices.Tecar Fiat is a unit of Tecar Group that workswith Fiat vehicles. At the Fiat Auto Centre ofTecar, the client is able to make use of quick and diverse services like alignmentor fluid exchange with a one year warranty. Moreover, the client can monitor Same example with full screen view:closely all the service and be reassured that his car will be ready in due time. Asone can notice, if there is a value the company holds in deep regard, that is thehigh standard client service. “Being new users of Frotcom vehicle tracking system, we noticed that just after few days of operations, we were able to control our fleet like never before. The vehicle usage is now more To commut between normal view efficient. There is a fuel economy and and full screen view, do as follows: the routes were optimized,” said Juarez de Morais, After Sales Services Browser Shortcut key, press: Manager at Tecar Fiat. Juarez de Morais - After Sales Services Manager Internet Explorer F11 Firefox F11If you would like to have more information about Tecar, please visitwww.tecar.com.br Chrome F11ROADMAP congratulates José Cláudio and the Frotcom Brazil team for this Safari Ctrl+B *successful project. Opera F11 * Not really full screen, just hides the Bookmarks bar.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
  4. 4. News and events Next, on RoadmapPatinter re-embraces FrotcomFrotcom International and Patinter, a Portuguese leading company in the News and events,international European transport sector, have signed an agreement for the more new Frotcom featuresextension of the business relationship that the two companies formed in 2007. and tips will be presented. This and more, so don’t miss the next issue of Roadmap.Back in November 2007 the agreement was signed to assure the installation oftracking and monitoring vehicles in trucks of all Patinter´s internationaldelegations. Frotcom was installed in a fleet of 1300 vehicles that Patinter holdsin several countries like Portugal, Spain, France, Germany and the CzechRepublic.Now, the agreement has been renewed for four more years. Based on thisagreement renewal, Patinter´s fleet managers will continue to benefit fromFrotcom´s high standard service that allows them to control their fleet in asimple and effective way, resulting in a clear increase in productivity, marginsand quality of service. “We are very pleased to partner with such a well-regarded vehicle tracking system like Frotcom which allowed us to manage our fleet more effectively and efficiently,” said Mr. Francisco Polónio, CEO of Patinter. “We look forward to continuing our work together.” Valério Marques Francisco PolónioFrotcom International PatinterAccording to Mr. Valério Marques, Managing Director at Frotcom, “It has beenfour years since Frotcom International shook hands with Patinter for apartnership that has proved a satisfying and rewarding relationship on bothsides. We are sure that the upcoming years will be as successful as the previousones.”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

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