ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--North American Commercial Vehicle Show -- TomTom (TOM2) is showcasing the TomTom BRIDGE Hub for the first time in North America at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACVS) in Atlanta, Georgia. The North American launch of the TomTom BRIDGE Hub builds on the success of the popular TomTom BRIDGE, a rugged terminal built for professional drivers that seamlessly links business applications with TomTom maps, traffic and navigation software. Applications can interface with navigation using Software Development Kits, allowing companies to fully customize solutions tailor-made to their business needs.
TomTom BRIDGE Hub is a display agnostic device, allowing customers and partners in various industries - such as transportation, emergency, logistics and utilities - to connect with regular smartphones and tablets (BYOD), rugged professional devices or even HDMI displays to create enhanced mobility solutions.
The built-in 4G/LTE connectivity and CAN Bus interface can connect not only with the driver and the back office, but also to the vehicle itself in real-time. This helps ensure even greater efficiency and lower Total Cost of Ownership. It also provides a solution for developers to create innovative mobility applications while keeping strong platform control. TomTom BRIDGE Hub gives unprecedented flexibility with three different hardware models to ensure a fit-for-purpose solution for an array of technical architectural implementations.
TomTom also announced today that TomTom BRIDGE Hub will be compliant with industry leading ELD software applications, allowing businesses to meet the ELD mandate set for December 2017 in the U.S. and Canada.
“TomTom BRIDGE Hub offers a highly-innovative solution. It addresses key needs that our customers have identified, helping them to optimize their operations,” said Sebastien Ruffino, Business Unit Manager, TomTom BRIDGE. “TomTom BRIDGE Hub is already gaining traction in a wide range of industries from SMEs to large OEMs, where many customers and partners have already selected this product for their next generation implementation.”
The ecosystem is also widening in that Zebra Technologies, the market leader in rugged mobile computers and barcode scanners, is showcasing a solution at the NACVS to demonstrate how TomTom BRIDGE Hub offers customers connected navigation and dedicated business applications. The product delivers relevant vehicle information to operate their business on rugged Zebra mobile computers.
“Our mission at Zebra Technologies is to empower greater visibility and productivity through our innovative products and enterprise asset intelligence solutions,” said Jason Harvey, Vice President of Sales, Northern Europe, at Zebra Technologies. “Our partnership with TomTom allows us not only to bring the state-of-the-art TomTom navigation to Zebra devices, but also to bring connected mobility solutions to a whole new level. This is exactly what the market was expecting and we are delighted to partner with a company like TomTom.”
Commercial vehicle professionals can see the new TomTom BRIDGE Hub at booth 5470 during the NAVCS, taking place in Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress Center, September 25-28.
NOTES TO EDITORS
- The TomTom BRIDGE Hub is now available for pre-order whereas shipment is expected in the fourth quarter of 2017 in North America, Europe, APAC and South Africa with prices starting from $419 USD excluding VAT
TomTom BRIDGE Hub will be available in three models. These options
provide customers and partners with the flexibility to create
customized solutions to bring more efficiency and innovation to
businesses daily operations.
- TomTom BRIDGE Hub Non-connected (Android™ 6.0, TomTom navigation, maps & traffic, 1.5GB RAM, 16GB)
- TomTom BRIDGE Hub Connected (Android™ 6.0, TomTom navigation, maps & traffic, 1.5GB RAM, 16GB, 4G/LTE CAT-1 module, LTE int. antenna + ext. Antenna con.)
- TomTom BRIDGE Hub Connected Plus (Android™ 6.0, TomTom navigation, maps & traffic, 1.5GB RAM, 32GB, 4G/LTE CAT-1 module, LTE int. antenna + ext. Antenna con., CAN interface, HDMI, Video input)
*real time maps:
Map coverage: Pre-installed with a map of North America: US, CA, MX.
Android is a trademark of Google Inc.
At TomTom (TOM2) our mission is to make technology so easy to use, that everyone can benefit from it. We created easy to use navigation devices, helping millions of people to get where they want to be. Today, we continue to simplify the complex, making technology more accessible for everyone. We have four customer facing business units: Consumer, Telematics, Automotive and Licensing. We make easy to use navigation devices, sport watches and action cameras for consumers. We enable businesses with vehicles to more easily manage and improve fleet efficiency whilst increasing overall business performance with our Telematics solutions. We also offer a world leading real-time map platform that is powering innovative location based services and helping to make automated driving a reality for the automotive industry. Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Amsterdam, we have over 4,600 employees and sell our products worldwide.