PeopleNet announces a development partnership with MAGTEC Products Inc to make their products compatible and interoperable. MAGTEC manufactures and distributes truck and equipment security systems, and PeopleNet provides intelligent onboard systems and mobile communications.
According to Ron Konezny of PeopleNet, the two companies will work together to integrate MAGTEC's M5K system with PeopleNet's g3 onboard computing and mobile communications system. Integration will allow PeopleNet customers to access MAGTEC M5K functions through the same web page interface they use to access PeopleNet's various location, business, and vehicle monitoring capabilities.
MAGTEC authentication helps prevent truck theft, even when the driver leaves a truck running. MAGTEC's M5K system requires drivers to enter a personal authentication code on a numerical keypad prior to moving the vehicle. The system knows when a truck is left idling and will require the driver to re-enter the code before it will move.