Panasonic announced that Sygic has joined its Independent Software Vendor Partner Programme to offer the most advanced mobile navigation solutions with its range of Panasonic Toughbook rugged notebook, Toughpad tablets and handheld devices. Sygic’s navigation, mapping and routing solutions are designed for the transport and logistics industry, field workforces and the emergency services and are already trusted by more than 2000 fleets and one million professional drivers around the world.
Sygic Professional Navigation with its own Software Development Kit (SDK) is designed for integration into fleet & workforce management systems and apps. As one of the most flexible navigation applications for fleets available, it supports all major operating systems. Sygic navigation for fleets provides the latest maps with restrictions for trucks and hazardous materials from renowned global and local map providers in more than 40 languages, covering almost every country in the world. The maps are designed to be downloaded so navigation is not affected by signal issues.
Sygic also delivers Online Maps API, Geocoding & Search and Routing and Optimisation APIs for planning and optimisation solutions for fleets. Easy to integrate and with outstanding support, Sygic’s commercial routing and optimisation algorithm for truck, emergency and commercial vehicles is used by 1 million professional drivers worldwide, providing a single source of map data and routing on web and mobile devices so executed routes are exactly the same as planned in the office.
Sylvaine Smith, European Business Development Manager for Panasonic Computer Product Solutions, said: “Navigation and mapping solutions are vital components for many of our customers with mobile workforces, whether it’s utility companies tracking and maintaining assets or the emergency services finding the fastest route to a call out. By working closely with Sygic, as a preferred GPS Navigation ISV Partner, we will be able to ensure our customers can source the best rugged device and navigation and mapping solution to meet their needs at the point of purchase.”
Tomas Michalik, Head of Sales and Business Development at Sygic, added: “Panasonic Toughbook notebooks and Toughpad tablets and handheld devices provide the perfect hardware platform for the effective integration of Sygic's navigation and mapping products with third party mission-critical line of business applications. Working together with the leading player in the European rugged notebook and tablet market and now the fastest growing rugged handheld manufacturer, we create a powerful combination to make fleet and logistics operation more efficient.”
Panasonic’s ISV Partner Programme is designed to bring the very best mobile business software solutions together with Panasonic’s range of market-leading rugged mobile devices to offer customers business solutions that have been designed, tried and tested to improve the performance and productivity of the mobile workforce.