Cybit adds mobile phone tracking into Fleetstar-Online to offer cost effective management of mobile workforce

  • Latest release integrates powerful mapAmobile technology to allow cost effective tracking of drivers, contractors and other indirect employees
  • Offers cost effective alternative to GPS solutions
Cybit, the UK’s leading online telematics service provider, has extended the functionality of its Fleetstar-Online Internet-based fleet and asset management solution with the addition of a powerful mobile phone tracking capability. The latest release of Fleetstar-Online incorporates Cybit’s mapAmobile technology to enable an organisation to track its workforce via their mobile phones in addition to tracking vehicles that are carrying the Fleetstar-Online in-vehicle-unit. The mobile phone location information is accessible on the Fleetstar-Online location page, which can be viewed directly on a standard web browser and offers a cost effective alternative to traditional GPS technology. This allows an organisation to track its employees for a minimal cost – without the need to fit in-vehicle units to all vehicles – which is especially useful when using sub contractors or third parties.

mapAmobile uses the mobile phone network to locate a mobile phone or GSM modem anywhere in the UK in seconds. A list of registered phones is shown on the Fleetstar-Online location page and clicking on a phone will show the worker's location on the adjacent map. It ensures that an organisation's entire mobile workforce, including part time workers and contractors can be effectively tracked to help organisations manage their mobile workforce cost effectively and comply with legislative and Duty of Care obligations. The solution also allows organisations to find the nearest phone to a specific postcode, offering enhanced fleet flexibility as well as visibility.

"By adding mobile phone tracking to our existing Fleetstar-Online solution, we’re giving organisations the best of both worlds. They can now have the in-depth, accurate reporting and real-time tracking functionality of Fleetstar-Online, while also being able to track their workforce via their mobile phones," commented Cybit's Chief Executive Officer, Richard Horsman. "The mapAmobile gateway is particularly useful for companies that do not require the pinpoint accuracy of Fleetstar-Online for their entire mobile workforce. It will also prove invaluable for organisations that use a number of indirect employees such as sub-contractors or temporary staff. The ability to track mobile workers is becoming an increasingly important requirement for meeting legislative and Duty of Care obligations.

“Cybit continues to play the lead roll in the development of telematics technology opening up the possibilities and advantages of advanced fleet and asset management solutions to an ever increasing number of organisations, both in the UK and across Europe," continued Richard Horsman. "The integration of mapAmobile further increases this market as it makes telematics even more cost effective for smaller organisations. This, coupled with the modular release of Fleetstar-Online, which makes telematics functionality available for as little as £20 per vehicle per month, makes Cybit the telematics partner of choice for forward thinking organisations of all sizes."

mapAmobile identifies the location of a mobile phone or GSM modem, and delivers this information via the map on the Fleetstar-Online live positioning page. Organisations can locate a single mobile phone, groups of phones or GSM modems, and view their locations on the mapping system. mapAmobile technology gives an organisation the ability to track its mobile assets without the need to implement a GPS solution and works on the O2, Vodafone, Orange and T-Mobile networks.

Fleetstar-Online is Cybit’s scalable Internet-based telematics solution that features real-time vehicle tracking, exception reporting, replay mode, customised reports, mileage information, SMS messaging and live traffic information. Fleet vehicles are fitted with a small electronic in-vehicle-unit (IVU) which is tracked by GPS in real-time and data transmitted to Cybit’s online control centre. It provides companies with a cost-effective ASP-based fleet management solution, which offers users anytime, anywhere access to the system via a standard web browser. Fleetstar-Online also features value added support, with fully integrated Smartnav satellite navigation and RAC Trackstar Plus stolen vehicle recovery system functionality.

About Cybit:
Cybit is a leading Internet-based Telematics Service Provider (TSP) and supplier of fleet and asset management solutions to the business-to-business sector. Cybit’s solutions portfolio includes vehicle tracking and management, lone worker support and car pool management. Hundreds of companies across a wide range of industries already use Cybit’s online solutions to improve the management and control of their fixed and mobile assets. Additional information is available at

Contact information:

Andy Gray
IBA - PR for Cybit
Tel: 01780 721 433

Sophie Geering
Marketing Manager, Cybit
Tel: 01480 389100

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