Press Releases and Announcements
Oct '11 -
New Web-booking Look.
Belengo FTS web booking now has a new look. Clean and simple, the
customer functions and on-line booking features are now even easier.
Feb '11 -
Belengo at Project Qatar 2011.
Belengo will have a stand at Project Qatar 2011 in May. The company
will be displaying its new web-hosted Demand Responsive Transport
solution which aims to offer passenger transport services
complementary to the mainline bus, train and taxi services.
Sep '10 -
Belengo Adds iPad to Mobile App Family.
FTS will soon run on the Apple iPad. The Controller function (to
record Drops and Pickups and to allocate them to vehicles) will use
the advanced touch-screen facilities of the iPad and its portability
to present a compelling new experience for Belengo customers. An
iPad version of the FTS Vehicle software is also in development.
Jun '10 -
Belengo Announces iPhone App.
Work has started on developing an iPhone version of the FTS Vehicle
software. Drivers will use the popular device to register passengers
boarding the vehicles, manage the drops and pickups and take
advantage of the GPS and mapping functions.
Jan '10 - QLD
Transport To use Web Booking.
QT's operator in Hervey Bay, Wide Bay Transport, is in the final
stages of testing Belengo's web-booking feature. Customers will be
able to book on-line in addition to using the call centre.
'09 - New FTS Features for 2009.
Belengo announced the release of Internet and SMS booking for FTS
end users and a PDA version for FTS supervisors in early 2009.
'08 - QLD Transport Live on NextG.
QT's Hervey Bay service successfully moved its communications
service to Telstra's NextG Network.
'08 - QLD Transport Moves to NextG.
QT's Hervey Bay service plans to move to Telstra's NextG network.
Vehicles will soon communicate using high speed wireless.
Aug '07 -
Skybus Moves to NextG. Skybus' minibus
shuttle service, powered by Belengo FTS, now communicates between
the hosted service and the vehicles using Telstra's NextG network.
Jul '07 - QLD
Transport Enters Hosting Agreement.
Belengo now hosts the technology for QT's Toowoomba and Hervey Bay
services in its Macquarie Telecom data centre.
May '07 - Microsoft MapPoint Integration.
Belengo's FTS now features on-demand map services powered by
Microsoft MapPoint. Drivers are able to display a suggested route to
the next stop or an overview of the entire route, with the press of
a button on the touch screen!
Mar '07 -
Hervey Bay Live! Belengo FTS is live at
Hervey Bay. Sponsored by QLD Transport and managed by Wide Bay
Transit, the system features Belengo's new generation Windows XP
Dec '06 -
Skybus Live! Belengo FTS is live at Skybus
handling thousands of passenger transfers between Southern Cross
Station and Melbourne hotels every day.
Dec '06 - QLD
Transport plans further rollout of FTS.
After a successful pilot in Toowoomba, QT is planning another
rollout of Belengo FTS in Hervey Bay in early 2007.
Aug '06 - Macquarie Telecom Hosts FTS.
Tier-1 data centre operator, Macquarie Telecom, now provides
the highest level 24x7 hosting services for FTS.
'06 - Skybus
Chooses Belengo. Melbourne-based Super
Shuttle company, Skybus, has chosen FTS to manage its minibus
May '06 -
Numbers Growing in Toowoomba. Unlike
most other routes, the Rangeville service has passenger numbers
still growing after 12 months.
'06 - WhereiS®
Navigator Integration. FTS now
integrates seamlessly with WhereiS Navigator from Sensis providing
full turn-by-turn GPS navigation.
'05 - Dial-a-Bus!
Toowoomba buses pilot Flexible Transport Solution
Sydney, Australia - 14th June 2005
Belengo (formerly Raywood Solutions Group
or RSG), a world-leader in advanced Global Positioning (GPS) job dispatch and vehicle tracking systems for the transport industry, announced today that QLD Transport, in partnership with Transit Australia Pty Ltd (Sunbus), began a pilot of a revolutionary new demand responsive, public transport service.
"Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) solutions fill the gap between big buses and taxis" said Mr Steve Watt, CEO of
Belengo. "Unlike conventional bus services with fixed routes and times, the demand responsive service is much more flexible, matching more closely to customers needs" continued Mr Watt.
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