7 October 2010 - source: mobile news
Airtime distributor Avenir Telecom agrees deal with mobile tracking, monitoring and lone-worker solution provider Crystal Ball.
Distributor Avenir Telecom is to sell the Crystal Ball mobile tracking and lone worker solution among via its dealer base.
It joins O2 distributor MoCo and a number of selected reseller partners to sell the GPS tracking application.
The Crystal Ball proposition features a trio of GPS solutions for Windows Mobile, Symbian and BlackBerry handsets.
Its Mobile Track vehicle and person tracking system runs a lone worker alarm system, with Sitex Orbis, as a bolt-on, and its Mobile Monitor system allows employers to track calls and text messages within their company fleet of handsets.
Avenir managing director Andy Tow (pictured) said: "As the largest airtime distributor for RIM, it was important we timed our launch to coincide with the availability of the BlackBerry version."
Tow added: "On seeing these applications for the first time, the team thought that they were the best business apps they had ever seen."
Crystal Ball managing director Raj Singh said: "We're delighted to be working with Avenir; it's a major and well-respected player, and BlackBerry's biggest B2B distributor in the UK.
"Crystal Ball is going to be good for its business and for dealers. It is a product that its dealers must have - or someone else is going to seize that opportunity.
"The networks are demanding and incentivising their partners to increase data bolt-on penetration to increase ARPU - Crystal Ball's product range requires data bolt-ons and so it is a 'win-win' position for everyone"