Verizon, Skypatrol partner on advanced GPS technology


Verizon Wireless and Miami-based Skypatrol have signed an agreement that will provide enhanced GPS (Global Positioning System) tracking technology to hundreds of automobile dealerships and other businesses in Florida and throughout the United States.

As part of the multi-year, multi-million-dollar deal, Skypatrol will connect tens of thousands of machine-to-machine tracking and security devices on Verizon’s high-speed wireless network, the companies said Tuesday. The advanced GPS technology, in which wireless communication networks can connect a system of machines or devices to improve operations, helps auto dealers and other companies with large fleets of cars, trucks, motorcycles and boats manage and protect their vehicles and other valuable assets.

Skypatrol builds software tools combined with its proprietary GPS hardware and firmware to serve many markets including vehicle finance, fleet management, mobile asset tracking, automobile dealerships, outdoor sports and motor sports.

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