TomTom (TOM2) is showcasing the TomTom BRIDGE Hub for the first time in North America at the North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) Show in Atlanta, GA. The North American launch of the TomTom BRIDGE Hub builds on the success of the popular TomTom BRIDGE, a rugged terminal built for professional drivers that seamlessly links business applications with TomTom maps, traffic and navigation software. Applications can interface with navigation using Software Development Kits, allowing companies to fully customize solutions tailor-made to their business needs.
TomTom BRIDGE Hub is a display agnostic device, allowing customers and partners in various industries - such as transportation, emergency, logistics and utilities - to connect with regular smartphones and tablets (BYOD), rugged professional devices or even HDMI displays to create enhanced mobility solutions.
The built-in 4G/LTE connectivity and CANbus interface can connect not only with the driver and the back office, but also to the vehicle itself in real-time. This helps ensure even greater efficiency and lower Total Cost of Ownership. It also provides a solution for developers to create innovative mobility applications while keeping strong platform control. TomTom BRIDGE Hub gives unprecedented flexibility with three different hardware models to ensure a fit-for-purpose solution for an array of technical architectural implementations.
TomTom also announces that TomTom BRIDGE Hub will be compliant with industry leading ELD software applications, allowing businesses to meet the ELD mandate set for December 2017 in the U.S. and Canada.
“TomTom BRIDGE Hub offers a highly-innovative solution. It addresses key needs that our customers have identified, helping them to optimize their operations,” says Sebastien Ruffino, Business Unit Manager, TomTom BRIDGE. “TomTom BRIDGE Hub is already gaining traction in a wide range of industries from SMEs to large OEMs, where many customers and partners have already selected this product for their next generation implementation.”
The ecosystem is also widening in that Zebra Technologies, the market leader in rugged mobile computers and barcode scanners, is showcasing a solution at the NACVS to demonstrate how TomTom BRIDGE Hub offers customers connected navigation and dedicated business applications. The product delivers relevant vehicle information to operate their business on rugged Zebra mobile computers.
“Our mission at Zebra Technologies is to empower greater visibility and productivity through our innovative products and enterprise asset intelligence solutions,” says Jason Harvey, Vice President of Sales, Northern Europe, at Zebra Technologies. “Our partnership with TomTom allows us not only to bring the state-of-the-art TomTom navigation to Zebra devices, but also to bring connected mobility solutions to a whole new level. This is exactly what the market was expecting and we are delighted to partner with a company like TomTom.”
Commercial vehicle professionals can see the new TomTom BRIDGE Hub at booth 5470 during the NAVCS, taking place in Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress Center, September 25-28.