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May 02, 2011

Discrete Wireless Announces Latest Release of MARCUS Application


Discrete Wireless, a global provider of Global Positioning System (GPS) vehicle management and fleet tracking solutions, announced the 8.8.2 release of its MARCUS application, offering advances in integrated dispatching, improved vehicle grouping and strong reporting functionality.

“We recognize advancements in our industry happen on a quarterly basis, which is why we challenge our development team to keep the industry playing catch-up while we respond in real-time to customer requests for added functionality,” said Mike Scarbrough, CEO, Discrete Wireless, in a statement.

“Before the year is out, we expect to further differentiate ourselves within the telematics industry,” Scarbrough added.

Company officials claim that Discrete Wireless is the first company to market with two-minute reporting, Google (News - Alert) Map integration and 32-point geofencing. The new release with these advancements will reduce the time it takes for customers to realize ROI. With the new release, some customers will be achieving full ROI of their MARCUS purchase in two months.

An important upgrade in the 8.8.2 release from Discrete Wireless is the customer’s ability to keep their own goals on key performance indicators (KPIs) to benchmark fleet operations. Considering customer feedback, 21 reports track overall fleet performance, including the ability to set up alerts and subscriptions to easily monitor productivity.

Recently, Discrete Wireless announced the appointment of Mark Roberts (News - Alert) as chief marketing officer. Previously, Roberts was vice president of Partner Marketing for Polycom, where he oversaw global alliance, service provider and ARENA partner marketing strategy and implementation.

"I am delighted to be joining the most innovative company in GPS fleet management at a pivotal time when this marketplace is poised for explosive growth,” Roberts said in a statement. “Discrete Wireless has the right solutions in place to deliver real benefits to our customers. I believe, together with the rest of the Discrete Wireless management team, that we are well positioned to drive this market and demonstrate that Discrete Wireless is the market leader."


Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Carrie Schmelkin
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