January 23, 2013
NexTraq Meets MultiSpeak Compliance
GPS fleet management provider integrates with Milsoft to meet the utility industrys de facto interoperability standard for solution integration
NexTraq®, the leading GPS fleet tracking and fleet management company, announced today that it has successfully completed the MultiSpeak® interoperability test with Milsoft®. The integration enables the NexTraq Fleet Tracking solution to work with Milsoft’s outage management system to offer utility and electric cooperatives a complete solution.
The NexTraq Fleet Tracking solution enables utility companies to provide better customer service while increasing fleet productivity. Joey Murphy, Vice President of Finance and Customer Service for Columbus Water Works, said, “Being able to establish the closest vehicle to a customer service call enabled all of our groups – meter reading, meter services, water distribution and wastewater collection - to respond quickly through a simple message from our dispatchers.”
“Distribution utilities across the country are searching for new applications that can help improve reliability for their members. In achieving compliance with the MultiSpeak specification assuring interoperability with Milsoft’s Outage Management System, NexTraq is reducing the costs of implementation for distribution utilities,” said Bob Saint, Program Manager for NRECA’s MultiSpeak Initiative.
MultiSpeak helps utilities introduce smart grid technology by ensuring that solutions:
- Are ready to implement
- Have been proof-tested in existing installations
- Offer true interoperability with off-the-shelf products
- Allow product development that does not require extensive customization
Mike Scarbrough, CEO of NexTraq, said, “By extending the functionality of our fleet tracking solution, utility companies can streamline their processes. NexTraq partners with companies that provide additional benefits to our customers, so we can stay focused on providing the most complete fleet management solution in the telematics marketplace.”
For more information on the NexTraq Fleet Tracking solution, its applications – Fleet Mobile, Fleet Metrics and Fleet Dispatch, please visit http://www.nextraq.com or call us at 800.358.6178.
The MultiSpeak Specification is an industry-wide software standard that facilitates interoperability of diverse business and automation applications used in electric utilities. It has been developed and maintained by a collaboration of NRECA and the over 100 software vendors, consultants and utilities that are members of the MultiSpeak Initiative. www.multispeak.org
Milsoft has provided powerful software solutions for power system professionals in over 1,000 rural electric cooperatives, municipalities, educational institutions, and consultant offices in the United States and abroad. Milsoft offers a suite of software solutions including Engineering Analysis, Outage Management, Interactive Voice Response, Geospatial Information Systems and Field Engineering to optimize utility performance and efficiency. Milsoft has developed an outstanding reputation for delivering quality products, services and support to the electric utility industry for over two decades and continues to thrive on product innovation and superior customer support. www.milsoft.com
Established in 2000, NexTraq provides the leading GPS fleet tracking solution in the telematics industry. The NexTraq® platform is a cloud-based application that enables service and distribution businesses to optimize fleet operations while reducing operational costs and maximizing revenue. Based in Atlanta, NexTraq customers achieve ROI in as little as one month. For more information, please visit www.nextraq.com.