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CITY OF CHARLESTON PREPARES FOR FULL LAUNCH OF ROUTESMART NAVIGATOR™

CHARLESTON press releaseAfter a successful pilot project, the City of Charleston, South Carolina, USA, will initiate full deployment of RouteSmart Navigator this summer.

RouteSmart Navigator is the only in-vehicle navigation system that is fully integrated with RouteSmart for ArcGIS, and is powerful enough to perform high-density route navigation to hundreds of locations.

Initial results within the city’s residential and recycling department delivered full integration of mobile devices to give drivers paperless route instructions – which helped them increase driver safety and efficiency.

Prior to the pilot test, city officials identified numerous challenges they hoped to overcome, including route inefficiencies, driver turnover, the inability to track service frequencies, and costs. RouteSmart Navigator helped them address all of these issues.

The results from the pilot were so successful that the City of Charleston, a 10-year RouteSmart Technologies customer, has since invested in several RouteSmart Navigator devices and will expand the new system to its entire fleet.

Developed by RouteSmart Technologies partner Integrated Skills, Navigator is the only in-cab navigatoin solution that can navigate optimised routes over customised travel networks, which makes it the number one choice for public works departments in the USA as well as in Europe.

The software solution can be installed onto a selection of tablet devices. Other key functionality includes:

  • Incident/exception reporting by drivers
  • Audio & visual hazard warnings, drive & service instructions
  • Turn-by-turn navigation or ‘moving map’/location mode options
  • Road closure/incident detour along permissible roads to next service location
  • Suitable for waste & recycling collections, snow ploughing, gritting (salting), street cleansing, etc.

About Integrated Skills Limited

Integrated Skills (UK) Limited (www.ukisl.com) operating out of Romsey near Southampton, UK, is a specialist provider of GIS routing and optimisation software; in-cab, smartphone & tablet solutions; environmental management software; highways management software as well as environmental consultancy.

ISL’s in-cab, smartphone & tablet apps enables users to collate and disseminate data related to services in three core sectors: Environmental Services, Highways, Parcel & Post and Utilities.

ISL’s routing and optimisation software solutions maximise efficiency through enhanced route planning resulting in reductions in fleet size, mileage, planning time and human resource, more balanced routes/rounds, more accurate ETAs and enhanced route management information. The software is used in operational and strategic environments as well as for scenario planning when introducing new customers, vehicles, routes and services.

The company also provides the GIS based:

  • Trafficworx solution for the management & coordination of road work activities
  • Highwayworx solution for the management of highway maintenance
  • Performance Manager for the management of environmental services, assets and contracts (as
    well as contractors)
  • Fusion – an online route management solution with ‘live view’ of vehicle based operations

ISL is the leading partner of RouteSmart Technologies Inc.™ (www.routesmart.com) for high density, door-by-door and street-by-street route optimisation software

ISL is a partner of ESRI for the ArcGIS platform (www.esri.com).
ISL is an Ordnance Survey partner (www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk).

For further information contact Alan Paget, Sales & Marketing Director at ISL.