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TMCNet:  BMW UK announce the continuation of their Stolen Vehicle Tracking partnership with Trafficmaster Trackstar for a further 3 years

[January 09, 2013]

BMW UK announce the continuation of their Stolen Vehicle Tracking partnership with Trafficmaster Trackstar for a further 3 years

(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Following a rigorous assessment of the market and comprehensive tender process BMW UK have re-appointed Trackstar, part of the Trafficmaster group, as their sole provider of Stolen Vehicle Tracking products and services. The Trackstar Stolen Vehicle Tracking unit will continue to be the only system technically tested and approved by BMW UK for distribution through their Dealer network.

The decision was based on strict criteria, ensuring that BMW UK provide the best Stolen Vehicle Tracking option to their customers and appoint a partner capable of meeting the high standards of service and support required by BMW UK and its Dealer network.

"Since initially winning the BMW Stolen Vehicle Tracking contract 5 years ago, the Trackstar team have worked hard with the BMW Aftersales team to develop the programme within our Dealer network and have demonstrated a programme of continual improvement and investment in both the system installed by our dealers and the service provided to our customers" stated Stewart Hodges- Product Development Manager- Aftersales for BMW UK. Stewart added, "We are delighted to be continuing our partnership with Trackstar and look forward to working with them for a further 3 years, during which we are confident our partnership will continue to develop to the benefit of our customers".

John Lawrence- Managing Director Trackstar stated "We have always been aware of the high standards of service delivery required by BMW and are proud that we will be continuing as their partner for Stolen Vehicle Tracking services and look forward to growing the BMW Trackstar programme in partnership with BMW UK for a further 3 years" For more information about Trackstar and Trafficmaster's other services visit www.trafficmaster.co.uk Media information: Karen Sutton, Marketing Manager, Trafficmaster E: karen.sutton@trafficmaster.co.uk About Trafficmaster Trafficmaster is an expert in intelligent driving. The Group comprises US based Teletrac Inc, FMS and Trafficmaster Ltd in the UK. The organisations focus on intelligent vehicle services which enhance the driving experience and improve business performance by saving companies and drivers time and money and reducing their environmental impact. Teletrac Inc offers fleet tracking, management and navigation solutions under the Fleet Director brand across the US, serving 6,000 fleets and a total of 90,000 commercial vehicles, using wireless and GPS technology. FMS is a US based provider of satellite based tracking solutions for remote based mobile assets.

The group has also developed a suite of Trafficmaster services in the UK. Trafficmaster's key product is the award winning Smartnav, an intelligent satellite navigation system, which uses live traffic information and real-time road speeds to calculate optimum routes and avoid traffic congestion on the way. Trafficmaster's comprehensive traffic data means Smartnav is continually updated with traffic information, road closures and speed camera locations, without the need for CDs or internet sourced updates. Trafficmaster also offers Trackstar stolen vehicle tracking, monitored 24 hours a day in the Trafficmaster Control Centre. Stolen vehicles can automatically inform Trafficmaster and are then monitored remotely and police informed of their whereabouts for fast and efficient recovery. The company provides real-time live traffic information direct via mobile phone services and Radio Data System -Traffic Message Channel (RDS TMC) to other aftermarket and factory fit satellite navigation systems.

Trafficmaster also maintains its own unique traffic monitoring network of roadside sensors, covering 100% of UK motorways and 95% of its trunk roads. In 2007 the company launched its fleet management solution, Fleet Director, in the UK. Combining all of Trafficmaster's intelligent technology businesses can save time and money, whilst reducing the environmental impact of driving. Trafficmaster was founded in 1988 and floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1994. On 29th July 2010 Trafficmaster was acquired by Vector Capital and was delisted from the London Stock Exchange.

For further information regarding Trafficmaster visit www.trafficmaster.co.uk Vector Capital visit www.vectorcapital.com Teletrac Inc. visit www.teletrac.com ((M2 Communications disclaims all liability for information provided within M2 PressWIRE. Data supplied by named party/parties. Further information on M2 PressWIRE can be obtained at http://www.presswire.net on the world wide web. Inquiries to info@m2.com)).


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