GPS applications developer TeleNav and AT&T have inked a deal to provide the carrier's enterprise subscribers with a hosted, on-demand GPS monitoring solution. TeleNav Track uses GPS to provide managers with tools to monitor and support remote workers. Features include barcode scanning, location tracking, mileage tracking, wireless time sheets, wireless dispatching, and vocal turn-by-turn directions. BlackBerry 880 and HP iPAQ hw6920 will be the first handsets to support the service, which costs $12.99 per device. A premium version of the service runs $21.99 per device, but both require a $19.99 per subscriber setup fee.
The deal is notable because AT&T/Cingular chose not to use GPS for its e911 service, which slowed down its ability to offer a LBS monitoring service like this one for its enterprise subscribers.
For more on AT&T's GPS service:
- see this article from WirelessWeek