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Mobile Knowledge Launches TaxiLinQ Mini at 95th Annual TLPA Conference

Latest Addition to TaxiLinQ Product Line Delivers Hard-Wired Peripheral Connectivity at an Excellent Price

TaxiLinQ Mini

Mobile Knowledge today announces the launch of the TaxiLinQ Mini vehicle logic unit. Designed to meet the evolving needs of the For-Hire industry, TaxiLinQ Mini provides a range of in-vehicle peripheral connectivity for Smartphones and Tablets. Building on the same architecture as the standard TaxiLinQ platform, TaxiLinQ Mini includes a subset of key features and functionality at an excellent price point.

Similar to TaxiLinQ, TaxiLinQ Mini is an optional companion to the Mobile Knowledge DriveLinQ application for Android Smartphones and Tablets. DriveLinQ allows Professional Drivers to connect wirelessly with dispatch systems including Cabmate and XDS, leveraging their Android Smartphone or Tablet.

Whereas the standard TaxiLinQ is ideally suited to serve as a point of connection for WiFi Tablets, TaxiLinQ Mini is intended for Smartphones and Tablets with integrated GPS and 3G/4G wireless capability. TaxiLinQ Mini connects to these devices via Bluetooth, and can be installed virtually anywhere within the vehicle.

Mr. Chris Plunkett, Mobile Knowledge Director of Product Line Management explained the role of TaxiLinQ Mini, “TaxiLinQ Mini addresses a need within the industry for a lower cost peripheral connection hub. It removes some of the higher cost elements of the standard TaxiLinQ, including WiFi router, GPS receiver, additional USB/RS-232 ports and Ethernet connectivity, for deployments where these may not be required. The result is a lower cost yet highly featured product which our clients and 3rd party developers can take advantage of.”

While available with an optional 50-channel GPS receiver, the TaxiLinQ Mini typically relies upon the GPS capabilities of the connected Smartphone or Tablet. It provides a dedicated USB charging port for Tablets, able to deliver up to 2.1Amps of charging power, and supports the proprietary charging requirements of the Google Nexus and many Samsung,  Motorola and other manufacturer’s Tablets. The two standard USB ports each deliver up to 1.0Amps of current for peripherals including the iPP320/350 Point of Sale device for in-vehicle Credit Card processing.

In addition to its USB connectivity, TaxiLinQ Mini provides two RS-232 ports, Ignition Sense, Panic Button, Odometer Counter, and discreet Taximeter connections. The ignition sense tracks the state of the vehicle , and the discreet meter connection tracks availability of the For-Hire vehicle.

TaxiLinQ Mini Connections Diagram

TaxiLinQ and TaxiLinQ Mini are both available as OEM products under the MobiLinQ and MobiLinQ Mini brands for third party developers looking to incorporate their features and functionality in adjacent vertical markets. They can be deployed in both 12VDC and 24VDC vehicle environments.

To learn more about the TaxiLinQ line of products, please contact sales@mobile-knowledge.com.

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