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Fleet Managers Eye Hurricane Sandy as She Marches up the East Coast

Storm no threat to security of fleet data managed with FleetCommander fleet and motor pool technology

CHANTILLY, VA, October 26, 2012 -- Fleet Managers up and down the East coast of the U.S. will have their hands full this week as hurricane Sandy pummels the coast from Florida to Maine. In the mid-Atlantic region, winds are expected to top 60 miles per hour, up to 7" of rain is expected to fall, and seas will get rough. Fortunately, losing valuable fleet data or finding missing vehicles won't be one challenge fleet managers will have to struggle with. Solutions such as Agile Access Control, Inc.'s FleetCommander fleet and motor pool software are hosted in a secure, fault-tolerant facility far from the wind and rain.

"FleetCommander will remain steady and function without interruption during the hurricane," says Agile President Ed Smith. Even if local computer centers are shutdown or become unavailable, fleet staff and drivers with access to web browsers will have access to their fleet software. No data loss or risk of paper-based records being damaged or lost will occur, says Smith.

This isn't the first big test for web-based fleet software. FleetCommander came through in a big way during hurricane Katrina. When most major computer resources around New Orleans were damaged, lost, or unavailable, one fleet manager was able to rapidly pull the fleet back together. Using a web browser, the fleet manager for a large New Orleans-based commercial fleet was able to go online and access the remotely hosted FleetCommander application. The reality facing the fleet manager was that the parking lot was near empty and he needed to know where his fleet was. Some cars had been stolen in the chaos. But many were legitimately checked out from the motor pool and had not yet been returned due to impassable roads. FleetCommander's Dashboard showed, at a glance, which vehicles were late returning to the fleet. A click of the mouse provided a list, with contact information, of those vehicles that were past due returning to the fleet. A report showed the complete list of inventory that was supposed to be present but was not in the lot. Armed with that information, plans were made to re-build the fleet.

About Agile Access Control, Inc.

FleetCommander creator Agile Access Control, Inc. is a technology company headquartered in Chantilly, Va., which serves fleet and motor pool managers in the university, government, utility and commercial sectors. Agile's FleetCommander software is a powerful, highly configurable, web-based application that streamlines the use of vehicles through easy-to-use software, and presents real-time data in the form of intuitive dashboards, graphs, gauges, online forms, and a wide variety of reports. The suite of FleetCommander technology tools also includes Agile FleetShare™, car sharing technology that offers keys-in-the-car access to geographically dispersed vehicles with a scanned ID card at the windshield; unstaffed check-in at kiosks, secure key control and key boxes; in-vehicle utilization and diagnostic devices; GPS solutions, and much more - all tied into the FleetCommander fleet and motor pool software. Resulting in lower vehicle and personnel costs and higher customer satisfaction, FleetCommander can be used as a stand-alone, customized fleet management system or integrated with an organization's existing fleet systems. For more information, contact Agile Access Control, Inc. at 408-213-9555 x1 or or visit