MINNEAPOLIS, September 22, 2009 – XATA Corporation (NASDAQ: XATA), the expert in fleet operations optimization, today announced it has signed a partner services agreement with Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII). Under this pact, Digi will supply select on-truck hardware to support XATA’s next-generation onboard communications technology.
“Digi International has an outstanding reputation for reliable hardware products that enable wireless, machine-to-machine connectivity,” said Tom Flies, senior vice president of product management at XATA. “This partnership leverages Digi’s strength, allowing XATA to focus more specifically on fleet performance and optimization software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications for the trucking industry.”
Under the agreement, which is effective immediately, Digi International will deliver iDigi, a range of its cellular and satellite communications products and services, to meet XATA’s technology and connectivity needs for the for-hire and private fleet trucking marketplaces. The relationship is expected to expand over time, as XATA enhances its portfolio of communications, navigation and fleet performance software applications and Digi enables XATA’s increased in-cab computing capacity.
“XATA is able to leverage Digi’s evolving wireless hardware and device management infrastructure to remain in front of the market and offer significant value when combined with XATA’s applications and services,” said Larry Kraft, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Digi International. “As a recognized leader in wireless device networking products, we provide XATA with high-quality hardware solutions that ensure the ongoing success of its customers.”
Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, XATA Corporation (NASDAQ:XATA) is an expert in optimizing fleet operations by reducing costs and ensuring regulatory compliance for the trucking industry. With the introduction of XATANET in 2004, our customers now have access to vehicle data anywhere, anytime, through a fee-based subscription service. Our software and professional services help companies manage fleet operations, enhance driver safety and deliver a higher level of customer satisfaction. XATA provides expert services to develop the business processes required to deliver the profitability, safety and service level demanded by today’s competitive transportation environments. XATA was the first company to introduce electronic driver logs and exception-based management reporting. For more information, visit www.xata.com or call 1-800-745-9282
About Digi International
Digi International is making wireless M2M easy by developing reliable products and solutions to connect and securely manage local or remote electronic devices over the network or via the Web. Digi offers the highest levels of performance, flexibility and quality, and markets its products through a global network of distributors and resellers, systems integrators and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). For more information, visit Digi's Web site at www.digi.com, or call 877-912-3444.