Archive for February, 2012

Checker Yellow Cab of Columbia, SC Upgrades Fleet with Series 2008 MDT

Checker Yellow Cab - Columbia, SC

Vehicles to Benefit from Enhanced GPS and 3G/4G Network Support

Mobile Knowledge is pleased to announce that it has entered into agreements with Checker Yellow Cab of Columbia, South Carolina to upgrade its fleet of 115 vehicles to the Series 2008 Mobile Data Terminal (MDT). The upgrade will replace the Series 2000 MDTs originally installed by Checker Yellow Cab in 2007.

Checker Yellow is recognized as the largest private transportation service provider licensed in the state of South Carolina. With Columbia’s high concentration of universities and colleges, and a growing population of retirees, Checker Yellow anticipates significant increases in the demands for its services in the years ahead.

Checker Yellow has the distinction of being one of the earliest Mobile Knowledge clients to take advantage of the GPRS Public Data Network for taxi dispatch purposes in North America. Leveraging external MultiTech GPRS modems, and the AT&T GPRS network, Checker Yellow vehicles have enjoyed unparalleled coverage and reliable connectivity well beyond the reach of conventional Private Mobile Radio towers.

With the installation of the Series 2008 MDT, Checker Yellow Cab drivers will realize faster start-up times, enhanced GPS signal tracking, and the option to take advantage of the current generation of 3G/4G USB modems. Checker Yellow will continue to benefit from the efficient management of reservations and automatic dispatch functions available from the eXpert Dispatch System (XDS) and the associated business rules that optimize passenger response times and revenue opportunities for drivers.

Mr. Peyton Greene, General Manager of Checker Yellow Cab commented on the decision to upgrade, “We have seen an excellent return on our original investment with the Series 2000 MDT, and are eager to take advantage of the latest technology and features that are available with the Series 2008. We remain strong proponents for Automated Dispatch with the efficiencies and harmony that it can bring to a dispatch environment. Our Drivers and Passengers have come to expect the best from our organization, and the Series 2008 will help us to continue to deliver.”

Travis Gray, Mobile Knowledge Director of Sales and Marketing expressed his appreciation, “I have had the pleasure to work with Peyton and the Principals of Checker Yellow Cab for the past five years, and we are grateful for the positive references that Peyton and Dallas have extended on our behalf. We are eager for Checker Yellow to realize the benefits of this upgrade and look forward to delivering additional features and functionality as the Series 2008 continues to evolve.”

The Series 2008 also supports the USB connected MobileNav navigation aid to assist both new and experienced drivers, as well as rear-seat passenger payment in partnership with Creative Mobile Technologies.

To learn more about XDS and the Series 2008 Mobile Data Terminal, please contact or dial 866-624-5330.

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Mobile Knowledge & Mears Transportation Services Mark 25th Anniversary

Mears Transportation Group

Upgrade of City Cab of Orlando Fleet to Series 2008 Mobile Data Terminal

Mobile Knowledge and Mears Transportation Group, Orlando, Florida, are pleased to announce the 25th Anniversary of a relationship that began with the initial activation of the Mears City Cab fleet on the Mobile Knowledge Cabmate dispatch system back in 1986. Company owner and Chairman of the Board, Paul Mears Jr., CEO Chuck Carns, and Mobile Knowledge President Kevin French celebrated the occasion at the 93rd Annual Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association’s Annual Conference in San Francisco, CA.

To mark this significant milestone, Mears Transportation has entered into agreements with Mobile Knowledge to upgrade its 650 vehicle City Cab fleet from the legacy 4000 Series Mobile Control Units to the latest generation Series 2008 Mobile Data Terminal. The upgraded MDT’s will continue to operate over Mears’ Private Mobile Radio system while providing the option for Public Data communications in the years to come.

Paul Mears, Jr., Chairman of the Board of Mears Transportation Group commented on the value that his organization places upon this long association, “Our operation relies on various computer systems and technologies working together to serve both the passengers, drivers and many contracted clients. Over the past 25 years, the Mobile Knowledge product has been an extremely reliable component of our communications and computer technology infrastructure. We have also found the Mobile Knowledge software team to be very responsive when we have a suggestion that we believe would further enhance their software applications. Mobile Knowledge has been a key contributor to our success and growth over the past three decades, and we are pleased to mark this valued partnership with a major upgrade to the in-vehicle technology of our taxi fleet.”

In addition to the taxi side of its business, Mears also utilizes Cabmate for its Luxury fleet operations.

Mears has a reputation across the transportation industry for its unrelenting focus upon customer service and satisfaction. It works tirelessly to maintain the highest standards in support of its impressive list of account clients. As a premier destination for family entertainment, Mears’ vehicles and drivers are often the first and last impression that visitors to the City of Orlando experience. The company takes its responsibilities in this respect very seriously, providing on-going training to its staff and drivers, and continuous reviews of its policies and procedures.
MKC President Kevin French expressed his personal perspective on this remarkable company, “The Mears family has been a marquis client and business partner to Mobile Knowledge since I first joined the company in 1985. Both organizations have grown significantly through this period. As one of the first four computerized dispatch systems deployed, their implementation is unique in the degree of integration and customization achieved through their own in-house development expertise and IT infrastructure. We continue to work cooperatively to extend the boundaries of computerized dispatch and the efficiencies that it can deliver to fleet operators large & small.”

The Mobile Knowledge Cabmate Call Center system and Series 2008 Mobile Data Terminal continue to drive many of the largest and most successful fleet operators across North America. MKC will be launching Cabmate 16 at its Advanced Training Seminars to be held in February of 2012.

To learn more about Cabmate, the Series 2008, and other Mobile Knowledge dispatch technologies, please contact or dial 866-624-5330.

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