Brother™ Announces Strategic Relationship with PeopleNet to Provide Mobility Solutions to Transportation and Fleet Industries

Brother Mobile's line of rugged mobile printers interface seamlessly with PeopleNet onboard software systems and the newest in-cab PCs including PeopleNet TABLET(R), Display.4 and Blu2 (Graphic: Business Wire)

BROOMFIELD, Colo.--()--Brother Mobile Solutions, Inc. (BMS) a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brother International Corporation and premier provider of printing products for the mobile workforce, today announced an alliance with PeopleNet, a leading provider of fleet mobility technology, to deliver leading-edge solutions to the transportation and fleet industries.

PeopleNet provides fleet mobility technology for North America’s transportation industry that enables greater levels of safety, compliance, cost reduction and customer service. Its platform combines network communications, mobility and analytics to create the next-generation standard in technology-driven fleet performance and decision-making management.

Brother Mobile offers a line of rugged mobile printers that interface seamlessly with PeopleNet onboard software systems and the newest in-cab PCs including PeopleNet TABLET®, Display.4 and Blu2. The solutions enable mobile fleet and transport drivers to print permits, bills of lading, e-logs and other full-page documents from the Brother PocketJet® printer - while drivers in industries such as oil & gas can print the smaller-format tickets, delivery receipts and workflow docs they need using the Brother RuggedJet™ 4-inch mobile printer.

Seamless Integration for Reliable On Road Printing

According to David Crist, President of Brother Mobile Solutions, Inc., “The use of technology in the transportation industry is on the rise and onboard mobility solutions are in high-demand. We are very pleased to have developed this strategic relationship with PeopleNet and to have our RuggedJet and PocketJet® printing solutions certified for use with some of the best fleet management technology in the industry.”

Crist continued, “ We have seen a growing interest in on-board printing from all types of transportation companies - from heavy equipment hauling to crude & petroleum products transporters. Decision makers and drivers alike have come to understand that having real time information in the truck plus the technology to print without interruption in the route can improve operational efficiencies.”

“PeopleNet selected Brother mobile printers because they are rugged, easy for drivers to use and have the connectivity options we need,” said Jason DeShaw, tailored solutions consulting manager for PeopleNet. “Our customers demand mobile solutions that optimize the delivery process, and the variety of full-page and small-format mobile printers from Brother gives us more options to help fleets be more efficient.”

The PocketJet® and RuggedJet printers are backed by one of the industry’s best warranties and are engineered to reliably handle the rigors of day-in and day-out fleet operations.

Visit PeopleNet, a Trimble Company, at the National Tank Truck Carriers Annual Conference, April 26 – 28, 2015 in Boston, MA to see Brother mobile printers and preview the newest PeopleNet products and solutions. http://www.tanktruck.org/meetings/67th-annual-conference-exhibits

About Brother Mobile Solutions

Brother Mobile Solutions, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Brother International Corporation which had revenues of approximately $1.7 billion in fiscal year 2013. Brother International Corporation and its subsidiaries employ over 1,100 people in the Americas. For more information about Brother Mobile Solutions and its products, call (800) 543-6144, or visit www.brothermobilesolutions.com.

About PeopleNet

PeopleNet provides fleet mobility technology for North America’s land transportation industry that enables greater levels of safety, compliance, cost reduction and customer service. The company’s fleet mobility system combines network communications, mobility and analytics to create the next-generation standard in technology-driven fleet performance and decision-making management. Its products are used by more than 2,000 truckload, LTL, private, and energy services fleets in the United States and Canada, including several Fortune 500 companies. The company aggressively develops new products that continue to improve fleet management. PeopleNet is a Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) Company and part of its international Transportation and Logistics Division. PeopleNet was named as a key factor in Trimble’s top ranking by ABI Research’s 2014 Commercial Fleet Telematics Competitive Assessment. For more information about PeopleNet and its products, call (888) 346-3486, or visit www.peoplenetonline.com.

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Jodi@outlookmarketingsrv.com