Sprint and Microsoft launched a nationwide wireless service designed to help businesses track and direct mobile workers. The new service, called Sprint Business Mobility Framework, will allow companies to manage and communicate with their mobile workers through voice, voice messages, and text messages. Microsoft's MapPoint Location Server software gives users the location of handheld devices on a computer-based road map which dispatchers or call-center workers can use to direct employees. The service can locate a device within 5 to 300 meters of its actual position by using GPS and triangulation from cell towers. The service will cost less than $100 per month for up to 5,000 location transactions.
For more on Sprint's new tracking service:
- read this report from PC World