Toronto – On the heels of Trackberry™, Chad Hughes, President and CEO of ResQ , today announced two critical strategic partnerships enabling managers to efficiently track valuable mobile assets in the field, including critical personnel. ResQ, Canada’s leader of GPS-enabled tracking solutions, has partnered with Waterloo-based Research In Motion (RIM) to develop and promote solutions for the Blackberry®, as well as with Microsoft to provide financing to clients.
“We are now a proud member of RIM’s innovative Blackberry Alliance Program as a System Integrator,” states Hughes. “This deal offers my team access to a unique suite of resources that support our on-going efforts to create and sell tracking applications globally. Our deal with Microsoft allows us to immediately provide attractive financing options to an expanding number of enterprises with large fleets of vehicles or equipment in the field.”
The System Integrator Alliance Program is available for large or international professional businesses that intend to expand by offering tailored wireless solutions for the Blackberry®. The Program provides partners the tools and support required to provide services and custom application development around the world.
RIM will deliver to ResQ the ability to remain current on new technologies and develop relevant solutions that will be marketed to smartphone users. “This gives us an extremely beneficial competitive advantage,” enthuses Hughes, “and we appreciate the trust and confidence RIM’s team has afforded us.” RIM is providing marketing support, joint branding and sales leads, trade show and webinar opportunities. In fact, ResQ’s first webinar is next Wednesday, March 4.
The turnkey ResQ tracking system includes a bolt-on piece of blackbox hardware (a GPS modem), software that enables managers to view assets on a map, and wireless data transmission capacity. “When coupled with the Microsoft financing deal,” concludes Hughes, “now my sales team can discuss and offer a state-of-the-art system with no upfront capital to a potential client, based simply on the number of units required over any number of years.”