Zest4 set to launch vehicle telematics solutions

Zest4's M2M channel expansion strategy is set to enter a new phase when the firm rolls out a range of end-of-end solutions, kicking off with a vehicle telematics offering that, according to the company, is not currently available to partners via any other UK provider.

Zest4, a long established O2 Joined Up Communications Wholesale Provider, is working with a number of suppliers to offer resellers straightforward smart vehicle solutions including plug and play devices.

The solutions give fleet management teams and leasing companies full visibility of their vehicles at all times, as well as providing them with real-time data.

Two versions of the solution will be offered - an entry level one that clips onto a car's diagnostics port and can be moved between vehicles, offering real-time vehicle location, trip visualisation, unlimited geofencing, alerts and reports.

Secondly, a more advanced solution provides fleet managers with information on mileage, engine diagnostics, driver behaviour, vehicle location, fuel and oil levels, tyre condition, battery status and seat belt engagement.

These developments come just six months after the official launch of Zest4's M2M Partner Programme and a year since the formation of its partnership with M2M specialist Arkessa.

"This real-time data and clearer vehicle visibility offers customers the opportunity to maximise maintenance and servicing schedules, ensure driver comfort and safety and vastly reduce operating costs," stated Mandy Fazelynia, Zest4's Operations & Business Development Director.

"The Zest4 team has worked hard over the last 12 months on developing our M2M proposition to give partners something tangible to offer end customers, supported by sales and marketing initiatives."

Anton Le Saux, Zest4's Head of M2M, added: "Since joining Zest4 back in September I have been speaking to many of our reseller partners and their hunger for M2M solutions is clear to see.

"Our new range of solutions will give them the confidence to take a leap into this complex but lucrative marketplace."