ALK Maps Arrive in Europe

Developers of CoPilot Professional launch a development platform that offers dynamic asset and route visibility to European mobile worker fleets 

Princeton, N.J. – March 1, 2015 – ALK, a Trimble Company and global leader in GeoLogistics® solutions and navigation software, announced today that its ALK Maps asset and route visualization platform is now available in Europe.

Launched in the U.S. in 2012, ALK Maps is a development platform designed to provide high-quality visualizations with precise geocoding and commercial routing for integration within enterprise applications. ALK Maps include flexible layering, which displays the map as a base layer and allows users to overlay routing, geocoding points, weather, traffic or other data as separate controllable layers. External geographic data can also be added as a vector or image layer.

“Our enterprise application partners have seen real success using ALK Maps as a platform for unifying disparate front- and back-office systems and applications,” said Dan Popkin, senior vice president of enterprise solutions at ALK. “Not only does ALK Maps increase productivity for mobile workforces by automating time-intensive tasks such as route planning and calculation of optimal driving directions, but it also empowers end customers to more effectively manage mobile assets and to mentor personnel by comparing the effectiveness of planned versus executed driver routes.”

Using the same mapping data source as its fleet navigation software, CoPilot Professional, ALK Maps can be easily integrated with web applications, mobile apps or desktop products. Its JavaScript APIs allows enterprise application developers to get solutions up and running quickly and with less overhead.

“ALK Maps is highly customizable to fit the needs of individual enterprises,” said Rishi Mehra, senior product manager, Enterprise Solutions at ALK. “Our expansion into Europe, where CoPilot Professional is well established in the Postal, Emergency Services and Utilities sectors, will bring new opportunities within our existing customer base and added value to our channel and other application developers addressing the Enterprise market.”

In addition, ALK also announced that Trimble’s Field Service Management (FSM) solutions will be replacing its current mapping system with ALK Maps globally.

“Location and mapping are vital elements for businesses with vehicles and employees out in the field to run a more efficient fleet and field service organization. We are eager to leverage the rich features and best-in-class mapping and navigation from ALK to bring added value to our customers,” said John Cameron, general manager of Trimble’s Field Service Management Division.

ALK Maps is available for Enterprise Application Developers and Corporate Customers throughout the EMEA regions.

Further information relating to ALK Maps will be available at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, March 2-5, in App Planet – Hall 8 Stand 8.1D59.

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About ALK

ALK, a Trimble Company and global leader in GeoLogistics solutions and navigation software, is focused on developing innovative solutions for transportation, logistics, mobile workforces and consumers. Product lines include award-winning CoPilot, a leading source of GPS navigation software for fleets, mobile operators, hardware OEMs, systems integrators, professional drivers and consumers. ALK’s PC*MILER is widely recognized as a transportation industry standard for routing, mileage and mapping. ALK Maps is a development platform designed for the transportation industry and provides commercial routing, geocoding and mapping visualization for enterprise applications.

For more information on ALK, visit: www.alk.com or follow us at: www.twitter.com/ALKTech.