ESRI ArcLogistics Navigator Extends Savings to the Field

                                              In-Vehicle Navigation Solution Ensures Precision Routing

Redlands, California—February 9, 2009—ArcLogistics Navigator, ESRI's in-vehicle navigation solution, keeps fleets on schedule by guiding drivers to optimized stops created in ArcLogistics. Specifically designed for trucking, fleet, and logistics applications, ArcLogistics Navigator creates a complete solution for organizations looking to plan optimum routes and schedules on the desktop and see them followed in the field.

ArcLogistics is a complete desktop solution for creating optimized routes and solving scheduling problems. Organizations that use it typically save 15 to 20% in fleet-related costs within months of implementation. The savings are attributed to powerful solvers in ArcLogistics desktop that consider customer time windows, vehicle capacity, driver specialty, and the nature of the street network, helping route planners sequence stops that result in efficient routes.

Because ArcLogistics Navigator is tightly integrated with ArcLogistics, route planners can now send these optimized stops directly to in-vehicle devices, ensuring drivers follow the exact streets chosen for the route.

The time and mileage spent because of missed turns and looking for stops are minimized because ArcLogistics Navigator gives audible turn-by-turn directions and constantly updates the vehicle’s location on the on-screen map, preventing late arrivals and/or lost drivers.

“ESRI believes that ArcLogistics Navigator will also improve safety by freeing drivers from having to flip through paper map books, trying to find locations while driving,” says Kerry Somerville, Product Manager for ArcLogistics Navigator.

Dispatchers can provide drivers with barrier information, such as road closures, construction, or traffic incidents, as well as which roads should be used in route calculations based on the kind of road or vehicle type or size. Because it’s a GPS application, should the driver stray from the route, ArcLogistics Navigator will reroute them to the next stop in the optimized route.

ArcLogistics Navigator includes NAVTEQ map data for the United States , Canada and Europe . The NAVTEQ dataset for ArcLogistics Navigator includes the latest street geometry with navigational attributes that facilitate turn-by-turn directions and enable in-dash vehicle and portable navigation devices, route planning and map display services. NAVTEQ’s extensive street database provides ArcLogistics users a high level of accuracy and helps users find locations and route efficiently to their destinations.

ArcLogistics Navigator will help fleets use less fuel, reduce vehicle wear and tear from unnecessary miles driven, and improve customer satisfaction by meeting tight time windows.

ArcLogistics Navigator runs on Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows Mobile devices (Windows Mobile 5 and 6).

Learn more about ArcLogistics Navigator during the free ESRI live training seminar, Introduction to ArcLogistics Navigator, on February 12, 2009, and  request a reminder. To learn more about ArcLogistics Navigator, visit www.esri.com/arclogistics. Users outside the United States should contact their ESRI international distributor ( www.esri.com/distributors).

To learn more more about NAVTEQ’s solutions for ESRI users, visit www.esri.com/navteq.

About ESRI

Since 1969, ESRI has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS, ESRI software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States , most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. ESRI applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of Web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis. ESRI is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at www.esri.com.

About NAVTEQ

NAVTEQ is a leading provider of comprehensive digital map information for automotive navigation systems, mobile navigation devices, Internet-based mapping applications, and government and business solutions. NAVTEQ creates the digital maps and map content that power navigation and location-based services solutions around the world. The Chicago-based company was founded in 1985 and has approximately 4,000 employees located in 196 offices and in 43 countries.



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Matthew DeMeritt
ESRI
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