LOUISVILLE, Ky.– Rand McNally, a leader in commercial transportation technology solutions, today unveiled a major, new, in-cab tablet with enhanced navigation and advanced features for professional drivers. The announcement was made at the Mid-America Trucking Show, where Rand McNally team members are demonstrating the new tablet.
Engineered with driver input, the TND™ Tablet 1050 features four key items necessary for professional truck drivers:
Built from the ground up for truckers – not repurposed from small vehicle devices – Rand McNally’s TND™ Tablet 1050 has endured hours of input and over-the-road testing with long-haul drivers. The 1050 is the most solid, driver-designed TND Rand McNally has launched since creating the truck navigation device category in 2009.
“In spending time and communicating with thousands of drivers, we heard loud and clear what is most valuable to professional drivers,” explained Ivan Sheldon, Rand McNally’s V.P. of Product Management.
“Feature overload is not helpful. Instead, drivers want more accurate mapping and navigation, easier-to-see screens, louder voice guidance, and a more durable device that lessens the risk of breakage if dropped,” Sheldon continued. “Those were our top goals in creating the TND™ Tablet 1050.”
At the heart of the device is new, upgraded Navigation built by Rand McNally, whose GIS (Geographic Information System) engineers update and supplement the mapping on a year-round basis maintaining hundreds of attributes on its network.
While other GPS providers use standard base mapping, Rand McNally delivers at least 33% more truck-specific road data. That means Rand McNally’s navigation is more accurate, helping to ensure drivers won’t get routed unnecessarily due to misinterpreted road signs or a lack of weight restricted routes.
In fact, compared with other market-leading products, Rand McNally’s navigation includes thousands more low bridges, 28,000 more miles of weight-restricted roads, and 15,000 more miles of truck-prohibited roads.
Built for Professionals
The large-format device is trucking tough: Not only is the screen made of Corning® Gorilla® Glass, which is eight times stronger than conventional glass and four times more resistant to scratches1, the TND™ Tablet 1050 comes with a sturdy case or guard designed to protect. Evaluated to exceed drop-test standards2, the guard has reinforced corners and is made of industrial-grade material.
The new device also includes an upgraded camera, with a high-performance image sensor. Whether used to supplement reports or track receipts, the camera makes it simple to record and save on the same device.
The TND™ Tablet 1050 is the latest trucking solution from Rand McNally, which, along with its owner TELEO Capital, has spent the last year significantly increasing its investment in best-in-class solutions for the transportation market. With TELEO Capital backing, the company is working to build and strengthen its Customer Support function, implement new and more efficient internal systems, and bring on board additional talent.
Rand McNally team members will be showing the TND™ Tablet 1050 and other trucking technology through the weekend at the Mid-America Trucking Show.
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