Irdeto, the world leader in digital platform cybersecurity, announces it has become a Standard Marketplace Partner for Geotab, a global leader in connected transportation solutions.
Irdeto has utilized Geotab’s open APIs to provide its end customers with a turnkey solution for keyless vehicle operation through Keystone by Irdeto.
Over the last 20 years, Geotab has built an ecosystem of trusted partners, focusing on building end-to-end telematics solutions and removing organizational complexity in enterprise businesses. Irdeto, also focused on providing world-class solutions to enable customer success, was a natural fit and after having undergone rigorous vetting from security, technical and legal standpoints, joined the Geotab Marketplace™.
Using the Geotab GO9®, Keystone by Irdeto is available on the Geotab fleet management platform, MyGeotab®, enabling total vehicle management, from key distribution to vehicle analytics, streamlining operations and providing increased security, profitability and flexibility for customers.
Keystone by Irdeto
Keystone by Irdeto is a secure, permission-based vehicle digital key solution that leverages Bluetooth™ Low Energy technology to enable proximity-based vehicle access using a smartphone. The solution allows the fleet manager to control who, when and how drivers and support functions can access and drive vehicles in its fleet. Leveraging proximity wireless technologies, Keystone by Irdeto can detect an authorized driver approaching and start preconditioning the vehicle even before the driver reaches it.
The elimination of physical keys increases fleet efficiency and reduces operational costs by removing key distribution and key loss/replacement by allowing streamlined yard functions and centralized dispatch. It also increases driver efficiency by eliminating key handoffs at the start and end of each shift and enhances driver safety by limiting access to the vehicle key. It reduces driver wait time at dispatch to collect and transfer keys, meaning less work for the administrative staff and more drivable hours — increasing earnings and improving driver satisfaction and retention.
Another benefit of the integration will be the possibility to retrofit and convert existing bladed key fleet vehicles to keyless operations. The solution works on any heavy-duty vehicle with a bladed key.
“Geotab is committed to providing fleet owners and managers with customizable solutions that help address their specific needs,” said Robin Kinsey, Senior Manager, Marketplace at Geotab. “Digital key management from Keystone by Irdeto helps put the right driver in the right truck on the right route and improve day-to-day fleet operations. And since it’s integrated through our Geotab Marketplace, it’s a seamless and easy experience.”
“The consolidation of this partnership extends Irdeto’s footprint even further in the North American fleet management industry. Our keyless access combined with Geotab’s fleet management platform provides unparalleled visibility, access, and control of fleet operations and performance with a single solution,” said Niels Haverkorn, SVP and General Manager of Connected Transport at Irdeto.