CompassCom, Sierra Wireless and AT&T Wireless Offer Grant for Mobile Asset Tracking Projects
CENTENNIAL, COLO., 5 October 2004 – A $50,000 grant awaits the U.S. state, regional or local government agency that plans to develop the most innovative multi-departmental Mobile Asset Tracking project involving GPS and GIS technology. Eligible agencies include public works, public utilities and related departments.
The grant is being offered by CompassCom Inc., the leader in Mobile Resource Management software solutions, along with Sierra Wireless, a global wireless communication solutions provider, and AT&T Wireless, a developer of advanced voice and data solutions. The grant winner will receive $50,000 in software, hardware, wireless data plans and training from the three grant sponsors.
Grant applications will be accepted beginning October 15, 2004, through 5:00 p.m. MST on November 15, 2004. Awards will be announced December 2, 2004.
The Government Mobile Asset Tracking Grant is designed to help governments better define their mobile resource management needs as they apply to public works and public utilities through the combined use of GIS, automatic vehicle location, GPS and wireless networks. Projects must demonstrate improved efficiencies in the management and coordination of vehicle fleets and other mobile assets used in the provision of government services.
In addition, the Government Mobile Asset Tracking Grant seeks to help state or local government agencies create a model for innovative wireless vehicle and asset tracking applications to improve government processes. The winning mobile asset tracking model may be duplicated and deployed among agencies or governments across the country.
“This is an excellent opportunity for an agency to achieve interoperability among multiple departments, even with budget constraints,” says Christian Solomine, CompassCom Director of Sales and Marketing. “The successful applicant will receive the necessary tools and training to make interoperability a reality for that agency as well as others with whom the location-based data is shared.”
Applicants must have existing basic GIS capabilities, a database on which the software will reside and a CompassCom Mobile Asset Tracking-compatible server. In addition, the selection process will give priority to organizations/projects that:
· Tie GIS and GPS to daily work flow.
· Communicate innovative government through use of GIS, GPS and Mobile Asset Tracking technologies.
· Demonstrate collaborative efforts with multiple departments.
· Demonstrate or encourage sharing geographically enabled GIS/GPS data with multiple jurisdictions and projects.
· Express a financial need.
The successful applicant will receive one CompassCom Mobile Asset Tracking server license; two CompassWorks Viewing client applications; remote implementation, installation and training; two Sierra Wireless MP 775 modems; and a six-month wireless plan for data transmission.
For detailed grant submission guidelines, visit www.compasscom.com/GrantReqPW.htm . To learn more about CompassCom software offerings, visit the Web sites of CompassCom (www.compasscom.com), Sierra Wireless (www.sierrawireless.com) and AT&T Wireless (www.attws.com).
CompassCom Inc., established in 1994, is the premier provider of Mobile Resource Management solutions involving GPS, GIS and Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) technologies. CompassCom offers end-to-end solutions through its business partners ESRI Inc., AT&T Wireless and Sierra Wireless.