Canadian Rental Assn selects DPL Telematics

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, August 7, 2007 – DPL Telematics, a leading provider of advanced wireless and GPS products for the construction industry, announced today it has signed with the Canadian Rental Association (CRA), Canada’s largest trade association for the rental industry, as their exclusive provider of GPS and asset tracking products. This partnership makes DPL Telematics award winning TITAN Equipment Monitoring System and Skyhawk Vehicle Tracking System endorsed products for the entire CRA membership nationwide.


“We are excited to introduce DPL Telematics series of wireless monitoring solutions to our membership,” said Mandy Maeren, CRA Executive Director. “Theft protection, decreasing fuel and service costs, reducing liabilities and improving efficiency are major concerns for our members. The TITAN and Skyhawk systems are a very affordable, proven way to eliminate those concerns”.


Maeren added, “We carefully evaluated a number of different GPS suppliers and when it came to the strongest mix of product functionality, quality, support and company longevity DPL Telematics was the clear choice”.


DPL Telematics suite of wireless monitoring systems combines the Internet, cellular and global positioning system (GPS) technologies to deliver powerful solutions for asset management, tracking and theft protection.


DPL Telematics Titan Equipment Monitoring System will help Canadian Rental Association members protect their construction equipment from theft while capturing lost rental revenue and expediting collections on nonpaying rentals. Additional advantages of the TITAN system include the ability to remotely shut down equipment, wirelessly collect hour meter readings, automatic maintenance scheduling and real time locating capabilities from any Internet connected computer.


CRA members with over-the-road assets will experience reduced fuel and service costs with increased driver productivity and accountability through the Skyhawk Vehicle Tracking System. Additional advantages of the Skyhawk system include route history mapping, stop/start/idle time identifications, speeding notifications, automatic vehicle location updates and mileage reports.


Both products are mapped and managed side-by-side from the same software, which clients may access from any Internet connected computer anywhere in the world.

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    About DPL Telematics

    DPL Telematics is a leading provider of advanced asset monitoring and telemetry technologies for the construction, mining, rail and oilfield industries. With over 10 years experience and an excess of $430 million in customer mobile assets trusted to it, DPL Telematics delivers a single turnkey remote monitoring solution with a global reach of over 130 countries. Award winning products include the Titan Equipment Monitoring System for construction equipment and the Skyhawk Vehicle Tracking System for trucks.


    DPL Telematics Contact:

    Tony Nicoletti

    DPL Telematics

    Phone: 650.965.1636


    About the Canadian Rental Association

    The Canadian Rental Association (CRA) is a not-for-profit, industry trade association operating nationwide that was established in 1965 and is committed to promoting the success of members and to advance the growth of the rental industry. The CRA is also considered Region 10 of the American Rental Association (ARA). Together, the CRA is part of a network of 7,500 rental businesses operating in 40 countries worldwide. Further information is available at

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