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Qualcomm Inc. has introduced the Mobile Computing Platform 110 (MCP110), the latest model of the vendor's on-board truck fleet management system. Designed to optimize transportation company operations, the tool will be commercially available in the fall of 2010. It supports all current MCP100 series applications, while offering a number of new capabilities, including a PDF viewer which allows drivers to view and print (with an optional in-cab printer) PDF documents from the cab. On-board driver tutorials, similar to the "help" function in many software programs, are available to educate drivers on the use of MCP110 applications. In addition, the new model's Driver Interface Unit (DIU110) features a higher resolution display with more vibrant colors, the vendor said. The MCP110 relies on terrestrial communication, with the option to upgrade to terrestrial plus Wi-Fi communication. The latter allows customers to access static content on both the internet and Web-based e-mail programs, as well as scan documents without paying a per-page charge. Customers can also utilize Qualcomm's Content Delivery Service, allowing audio messages to be broadcast to the fleet at no additional charge.
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