JSE-listed DigiCore, a global leader in vehicle tracking and fleet management is entering the massive Indian market with its consumer-orientated Ctrack vehicle tracking technology. The company has appointed Mumbai-based Zest Technologies as a principal distribution partner in India.
“Ctrack is delighted to partner with Zest Technologies to bring our comprehensive Ctrack vehicle tracking and fleet management solution to India. We believe the massive Indian consumer market is ready for our technology, which will allow customers to experience the true potential and benefits delivered by Ctrack through reductions in losses, enhancement of efficiency and better Health Safety and Environment (HSE) standards,” said Barney Esterhuyzen, CEO of DigiCore.
“There is tremendous potential for GPS-based services in India to better secure automobiles and sensitive cargo such as fuel, cash and milk. Using Ctrack technology, vehicles and cargo can be tracked accurately, providing enhanced security and through analytics, have their efficiency improved greatly,” said Omar Hatmi, MD of Ctrack Asia.
Zest Technologies provides telecom consulting services and niche technology solutions in the security industry. Ctrack and Zest have joined forces to set up a complete vehicle tracking and fleet management solution platform across India.
With its own hardware, software, integration and services, Ctrack provides a totally hosted and managed solution for all customers. Its on-board vehicle computer not only updates accurate vehicle location (within 4 meter accuracy), but also provides a vast array of vehicle information like speed, engine data, harsh braking, collision alerts and driver-specific information. It is the strength of Ctrack MaXx, the enterprise software that runs fleet sizes of up to 50,000 from one data centre, something that is unmatched by its nearest competitor.
By the last quarter of 2011, Zest will aim to have Ctrack Fleet and Banking & Insurance services launched across India. Thereafter, in a phased manner, Stolen Vehicle Recovery and specialised applications (for sensitive cargo) will be introduced. Zest will operate a 24/7 Ctrack customer support centre to meet all customers’ tracking needs. “Zest with Ctrack aim to add nearly 3,000 skilled jobs over the next three years and create a technology delivery framework across India for vehicle tracking at an estimated value of US$ 50 million” said Mr Gautam Balakrishnan, CEO of Zest.
Ctrack customers can monitor vehicles through their own data centre using Ctrack MaXx, use the zero footprint internet driven Ctrack Online or on smartphones using Ctrack Mobile. In addition, authorised GSM & Email addresses receive real-time alerts. Fleet owners will receive management advice, consulting reports and analytics, which will greatly help improve their fleet performance.
Among the vast array of features Ctrack offers Geofencing, ActiveWatchModeTM, DriverAlertTM, CrashGuardTM, BorderGuardTM, BodyGuardTM, RoadTrackTM, Illegal movement, Accident Analysis Data, Low battery notification, ‘E’ Panic, Driver Behaviour profile, route management, immobiliser and comprehensive reporting suite are most interesting.
About DigiCore and Ctrack:
Founded in the 1990s, DigiCore Holdings Ltd listed in the JSE – Johannesburg Stock Exchange in 1998. The company specialises in the research, development, manufacturing, sales and support of technologically advanced GPS fleet management. vehicle tracking and personal tracking solutions sold globally.
The design and development of these products are done in Centurion, South Africa and the products are manufactured at DigiCore’s ISO certified facility in Durban, South Africa. DigiCore’s technology is patented worldwide and all IP used in Ctrack belongs to DigiCore.
DigiCore, under the Ctrack brand, offers a wide range of personal tracking, vehicle location, fleet management, satellite navigation, workflow, mobile job planning and security tools – with cost effective and scalable solutions that offer a unique combination of flexibility, reliability and functionality.
DigiCore currently exports approximately 50% of its production. The Group has sold over 500, 000 units since listing and boasts with clients internationally such as Royal Mail (UK), Thames Water, BHP Billiton, SAPS, Network Rail, etc.