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Wednesday 7 April 2010

Vehicle Tracking Made Easy


Each week in our BNI lunchtime meeting, I am expected to get up and tell other members and visitors a little bit about my work in a sixty second snapshot.

If you want to find out a bit more about our weekly meetings, skip to the bottom of this page.

Here's what I had to say this week:

"My name is Jon Ewing and I am from ltd, a website design company from Reading.

"You should refer business to me because I do far more than just design websites – I build applications that are a vital part of my clients' businesses.

"This week I've been working with the Sherpa Van Project, which has a fleet of vans based in Yorkshire. Using software from a company called gtrack and maps supplied by Google, we operate a website that allows the coordinator to pinpoint the location of vans on the road at any given time and thus predict the likely arrival time at their next stop.

"To track a vehicle in this way you need a hard-wired box costing around £200 or a mobile 'phone that never leaves the vehicle. And you'll need a data-only SIM card for each box which should set you back less than a tenner a month. Setting up the website and configuring the SIM cards is less than a day's work and after that you can log in to check on your vehicles from any web browser.

"So the referral I'd like this week is from anyone with a fleet of vehicles who would like to know where they are at any time and for that matter precisely where they have been at any given minute on any given day.

"To find out how good your website could be, look into inframes."

What's BNI?

I am part of a growing new chapter of the BNI business networking group and we're looking for other Reading-based small business professionals to refer business to.

We meet between 12.15pm and 1.45pm on Wednesdays. If you'd like to come along to a lunch, please drop me a line or give me a call and I'll put you in touch with our organiser.

There's absolutely no commitment required – you just pay a tenner, which covers the cost of lunch at the Strada on the Oracle Riverside - and you'll have a chance to meet existing members and other visitors, introduce your business and of course hand out business cards.