SIS LIVE Implements Fleetstar Telematics Into Its Broadcast Vehicles

Top Quote Enhanced management of SIS LIVE vehicles, which provide outside broadcasts for the BBC, ITV and BSKYB. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) July 03, 2010 - Cybit, the UK's largest provider of online telematics services, has implemented its Fleetstar-Online vehicle tracking and fleet management platform into all outside broadcast vehicles of SIS LIVE, Europe's largest supplier of outside broadcast (OB) facilities and satellite uplinks. SIS LIVE, whose customers include the BBC, ITV and BSKYB, will use the real-time fleet data to increase visibility over fleet operations critical to managing vehicle and event allocation.

    Cybit's Fleetstar has been deployed to allow SIS LIVE to manage three significant areas of fleet management including real-time fleet visibility, equipment maintenance scheduling and security. SIS LIVE covers many of the worlds biggest sporting, music and entertainment events, including the London Marathon, Glastonbury Festival, Wimbledon Championships, Top Gear and European football. The company has also been awarded the contract to cover the XIX Commonwealth Games in Delhi in October.

    "SIS LIVE operates a large fleet to tight schedules, therefore the ability to provide accurate vehicle location information in real-time is crucial to operational efficiency. SIS LIVE will deploy Fleetstar as part of its integrated fleet management operations," commented Steve Senior, Technical Services Manager, SIS LIVE.

    SIS LIVE also operates the largest uplink fleet in Europe supporting the news gathering operations of all of the major UK broadcasters. It provides services for 80% of the UK's mobile news uplinks.

    Steve Senior continued: "The nature of our business means our OB vehicles can be deployed world-wide to cover any event. We need to be confident that an OB vehicle currently covering a sporting event in Turkey, for example, will be back in the UK in time to attend a music festival in the UK - early notification of potential problems allows us to plan and schedule our vehicles dynamically.

    "We also link Fleetstar location information to confidently schedule planned maintenance work needed on our broadcast technical equipment."

    SIS LIVE's wide portfolio of products and services also includes Internet Service provision and the design and manufacture of award-winning products such as the uPod Micro satellite uplink.

    "Fleetstar can assist us allocating the nearest resource to the location of a story enabling us to streamline vehicle allocation and provide real-time updates for our clients" concluded Senior.

    "The use of telematics within an operational environment has become an integral part of driving business efficiency and performance, with many companies now integrating it as a business critical tool. The information Fleetstar provides for companies, such as SIS LIVE, means that planned and reactive fleet scheduling can be dynamically managed in real-time. Fleetstar's industry proven twenty-second vehicle updates means that our customers can be confident in their real-time vehicle management," added Steve Towe, Director, Cybit Ltd.

    About SIS LIVE:
    SIS is one of the world's leading companies in the television broadcasting industry. It is the foremost supplier of television programming and data services to the UK and Ireland betting industry. The company's broadcast business, SIS LIVE, has the largest satellite uplink fleet in Europe and is the largest outside broadcast provider in the UK. It offers a complete broadcasting solution from onsite outside broadcast facilities through to global distribution and IP provision. The company covers 100,000 hours of live events worldwide each year, including Formula One, The Wimbledon Championships, UEFA Champions League football and European Tour Golf, and delivers approximately 80% of live news feeds across the UK.

    About Cybit:
    Cybit is a global force in Telematics, operating within three core sectors: Internet-based vehicle Telematics solutions; Economic Exclusive Zone (EEZ) Management; and Private Mobile Radio (PMR) based asset tracking and precise positioning solutions.

    In the vehicle Telematics sector, Cybit is one of Europe's leading Telematics Service Providers. More than 2,000 business-to-business clients use the company's fleet and asset management solutions to manage in excess of 50,000 assets primarily in the public sector, service industries and logistics and distribution markets. Solutions include in-vehicle technologies, workflow management, CanBus integration and internet-based monitoring and reporting software. The company also provides consulting services to advise on operational and legal issues such as duty of care and working hours.

    Cybit is also a global leader in the field of EEZ fisheries management, tracking many thousands of fishing vessels on a daily basis. The company provides vessel monitoring and catch management solutions for many of the world's major fishing nations. As well as EC governments including the UK, Ireland and Greece, Cybit helps to manage valuable fishing stocks for emerging nations such as Ghana, Namibia and Mozambique.

    Cybit's PMR business provides asset-tracking and precise positioning solutions for both maritime and land-based applications including mineral exploration and coastal security, Its precise positioning solutions are in constant use in the location and exploitation of oil, gas and mineral reserves around the globe.

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    Contact information:

    Duncan Burford
    IBA - PR for Cybit
    Tel: 01780 721 433
    Email: dburford ( @ ) iba-international dot com

    Graham Gordon
    Marketing Manager, Cybit
    Tel: 01480 423972
    Email: ggordon ( @ ) cybit dot

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