Jasper Wireless, a licensed global machine-to-machine mobile operator, announced that Dash Navigation, Inc.
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Jasper Wireless, a licensed global machine-to-machine (M2M) mobile operator, announced that Dash Navigation, Inc. is relying on the Jasper Wireless service to provide the M2M connections powering the Dash Express, the first Internet-connected GPS device.
The success of Dash’s National Road Test - with 2,000 drivers enjoying real-time traffic updates and conducting more than 185,000 Yahoo! Local searches - and Dash users’ superior out-of-the-box experience with the device confirm the advantages of the Jasper Wireless service.
“Jasper Wireless is focused on M2M devices, and it pays off for Dash and our customers,” said Rob Currie, president and chief operating officer of Dash Navigation. “We test each device at the factory, put it in a box, and ship it out. The customer simply turns the Dash Express on and within seconds it’s activated and connected, automatically. Jasper Wireless is the only company that can deliver that kind of out-of-the-box experience. In the consumer world, that’s crucial.”
“Dash is breaking new ground with an innovative approach to both automotive navigation and end-consumer experience,” said Scott Barkley, vice president, products at Jasper Wireless. “The company’s two-way connectivity and Dash Driver Network deliver relevant traffic and location-based information. And, Dash customers enjoy a flawless user experience from the moment they open the box. They turn on the device, and it just works. Jasper Wireless is proud to play this key role in the Dash service.”
Through its exhaustive National Road Test, Dash has already witnessed the high performance and reliability of the Jasper Wireless service. The test’s 2,000 drivers logged nearly 47,000 hours while driving more than 2 million miles in addition to conducting over 185,000 Yahoo! Local searches. While Dash devices support Wi-Fi connectivity, the vast majority of device communications are performed via the cellular data service provided by Jasper Wireless.
The automated provisioning process offered by Jasper Wireless enables Dash to cost-effectively support its retail business model and unparalleled end-user experience. When the consumer turns on the Dash device, the communications service is instantly activated - no phone calls, no Website registration.
Jasper Wireless offers local service in over 35 countries, and growing every month, giving Dash the option to seamlessly expand into new international markets.
Dash has also fully integrated Jasper Wireless M2M Control Center capabilities, via its standards-based API, into its own supply chain management, order management, provisioning, and billing infrastructure. The deep integration simplifies operations and gives Dash one central location for all device and customer information, including communications.
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