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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Omnitracs and Red Hat Collaborate to Reinvent Fleet Management Technology

Omnitracs Invests in Proven Expertise to Bring New Innovations and Capabilities to Customers

Dallas, TX (February 21, 2019) – Omnitracs, LLC, a global pioneer of fleet management solutions to transportation and logistics companies, today announced collaboration with Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions, to further accelerate the development and next-generation capabilities of its Omnitracs One platform. With Red Hat’s domain expertise in open source, cloud-native solutions and Omnitracs’ proven history as a leader in commercial logistics technology, the companies are positioned to deliver a cloud-native solution that is designed to provide Omnitracs’ customers with the security capabilities, flexibility, and scalability they need to reshape the way business is done today, while setting the pace for future industry innovation.

By using Red Hat technologies including Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, Red Hat Ansible Tower, and expertise from Red Hat Open Innovation Labs, Omnitracs aims to expedite the development of new Omnitracs One features. The new cloud-native architecture is designed to better streamline and simplify processes and activities for increased productivity, and a user experience that can surpass current industry standards. Together, Omnitracs and Red Hat are focused on accelerating capabilities for the commercial transportation industry. As a result of this collaboration, the companies plan to develop an open development ecosystem with unified management and reporting tools. By combining vertical-specific solutions, Omnitracs will provide its customers with a competitive advantage in a rapidly evolving marketplace.

Working side-by-side to enhance Omnitracs One and provide a more holistic, easier-to-use platform, Omnitracs and Red Hat aim to develop a solution that can enable Omnitracs’ customers to:

  • Simplify: Create better engagement for both internal and external touchpoints through streamlined monitoring and management that maximizes every driver, customer and back-office touchpoint with access to valuable industry applications on a single, integrated platform
  • Unify: A unified environment that provides simplicity to the user experience for the driver, and supports an enriched management experience and improved reporting insights
  • Amplify: Quick access to a wider range of solutions than ever before to adapt faster, maximize returns and unlock new potential

“At Omnitracs, we’re committed to providing ground-breaking solutions to help our customers succeed and fulfill emerging demands,” said Kent Norton, CTO of Omnitracs. “When we set out to enhance Omnitracs One, we knew we needed a development partner with the expertise and innovative capabilities to up the level of reliability, scalability, performance and security of the platform, while also helping minimize development time of new and customer-desired functionalities. From the beginning, Red Hat was a great fit, and we’re thrilled to continue working with the company to provide unprecedented capabilities for our customers.”

“Embracing digital transformation, from cloud-native technologies to DevOps, is a vital step for organizations across industries, especially as market demands, competitive pressures and customer needs evolve in complexity and scale,” said John Allessio, vice president, Global Services and Enablement, Red Hat. “Omnitracs is helping to address these challenges by converting from being a traditional software company to a digital platform provider, built upon innovation within the Omnitracs One platform. Red Hat is pleased to bring our cloud-native solutions and open source expertise to bear as they help to advance commercial logistics through emerging technologies.”

Please visit our website to learn more about Omnitracs One.

About Omnitracs, LLC

Omnitracs, LLC is a global pioneer of trucking solutions for all business models. Omnitracs’ more than 1,000 employees deliver software-as-a-service-based solutions to help over 14,000 customers manage nearly 1,100,000 assets in more than 70 countries. The company pioneered the use of commercial vehicle telematics 30 years ago and serves today as a powerhouse of innovative, intuitive technologies. Omnitracs transforms the transportation industry through technology and insight, featuring best-in-class solutions for compliance, safety and security, productivity, telematics and tracking, transportation management (TMS), planning and delivery, data and analytics, and professional services.

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