appsFX Introduces New Software For Fleet Managers To Enhance Driver Productivity And Safety
BlackBerry mobile app enforces distracted driving policies, while providing functionality of more expensive GPS-fleet management systems
“Just blocking the ability to text and email are an important step toward reducing the number of distracted driving crashes and in turn, the costs associated with them,” says Angelo Ponzi, CMO of appsFX. “This is the key function and benefit of LifeSAVER; however, feedback from our customers told us they wanted LifeSAVER to be a productivity tool as well.”
Enforcing compliance and safety policies that protect company assets should be imperative for any organization. LifeSAVER Enterprise offers a cost effective means to mitigate risk and drastically reduce the liabilities created by distracted driving accidents (collision, injury, fatality).
As a deterrent against driving distracted resulting from cell-phone use, LifeSAVER Enterprise (LSE) for BlackBerry® Smartphones uses GPS to determine the speed of the vehicle. Based on a pre-set speed, for example 5 miles per hour, LSE assumes control of the phone and eliminates the temptation (ability) to use it except in a 911 emergency. Phone use is then returned once the vehicle comes to a stop.
LifeSAVER Enterprise also gives business owners and fleet managers the ability to monitor and receive automated reports based on criteria such as hours of service, vehicle speed, vehicle/device location, GPS signal health and even device battery strength. The flexibility of LSE even takes in to consideration device use by employees who are riding as a passenger, and phone useage options during non-work hours.
Customers indicated they favored LifeSAVER Enterprise for BlackBerry Smartphones over a vehicle-installed GPS fleet management system due to the lower cost of implementation, and the ease and flexibility for them to activate, configure, and deploy a basic app, Corporate policy management, security compliance levels and app configuration may all be controlled completely through a BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES/BESX) or our appsFX Cloud Management for Mobile Apps system. Either way, centralized management is a key factor to any deployment.
“Implementation of LifeSAVER Enterprise is designed to save lives,” added Ponzi. “But once implemented, it also provides added value to any company by potentially reducing insurance losses, preventing unnecessary lawsuits, minimizing worker comp claims, enforcing/reinforcing corporate policies, complying with Federal and State distracted driving laws, protecting the company’s brand image and reputation, protecting business assets, as well as providing a safe work environment for employees required to drive any type of work-related vehicle.
To find out more about LifeSAVER Enterprise by appsFX or their broad range of innovative mobile Smartphone apps, visit appsFX.com.
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appsFX is a leading developer of innovative BlackBerry applications that enhances the productivity, efficiency and utility of personal and professional Smartphones.