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3 BILLION alert checks and still checking!

We just hit our 3 billionth alert check yesterday.  Alerts have become a preferred way of using GPS Insight for many customers.  All you do is set your alert up, and we will let you know when someone triggers it. Of all those checks, only 3,573,734 yielded an actual...

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New ‘broadcast’ Garmin message capabilities

We want customers to be able to send a single message to multiple Garmin's, so we added this capability: Now you can click on "Show Groups": And you will be able to choose a single group (e.g. techs, service, parts, supervisors, etc.): Then you can easily check...

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New Garmin Canned Messages interface

We have recently given customers the ability to store "canned messages" on their drivers' Garmin in the vehicle. This allows them to choose from a list of commonly sent messages, rather than have to type each one out on the mini-keyboard on each Garmin. Here's how you...

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New comparison graph capabilities

We have been adding several useful graphs and this is the newest one you can put on your dashboard. It shows the difference between 2 groups of vehicles in terms of mileage, idle hours, and speeding activity. Here's how you can change it to be scaled on a per-vehicle...

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You should sanity check certain directions first…

Someone brought this to my attention recently. If you use Google Maps to get directions "From: United States, To: Japan" it gives you the following instruction at #31: It suggests you Kayak across the Pacific Ocean. Again, a good reason to sanity-check the directions...

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Should we change our logo?

I have my 5 year old daughter and 10 year old son in the office with me today (Sunday), and Sarah said she lost her "work shirt."  I told her I didn't know what she meant.  She said she would draw what she meant, so she put this on my whiteboard: Not bad!  I figured...

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New “Copy Dashlet” capability released in GPS Insight

Sometimes customers (and I) spend a minute or two customizing a dashlet to be "just right." But then what if you want 2, 3, 4, or more copies of that same dashlet?  You used to have to do the same thing 2, 3, 4, or more times. Not now!  I got tired of that so we...

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