GPS Industries (GPSI) – the world’s leading provider of telematics and fleet tracking technology for low speed vehicles – has enjoyed a record start to 2015, with more than 100 installation contracts signed to date.
Acclaimed properties like The Phoenician (AZ), Turnberry Isle Resort (FL), Omni Interlocken (CO) and Journey at Pechanga (CA) are the latest to realize benefits from GPSI’s exclusive partnership with Club Car. The world’s largest manufacturer of small-wheel electric vehicles, Club Car has created the industry’s first CONNECTED™ Precedent i3 golf car which showcases the Visage Mobile Golf Information System and recently-launched Visage Media Network.
“Our proprietary devices and custom software solutions allow golf courses, master-planned communities and resorts to track, control and deliver promotional content to their low speed vehicle fleets,” says Ben Porter, CEO of GPSI. “Nearly 1,000 facilities worldwide are enjoying Visage advantages like reduced expenses, increased revenues and improved asset management while providing guests with an unmatched service platform.”
The Visage system offers hole-by-hole graphics and flyovers, scoring and gaming, on-course food and beverage ordering, and addressable promotional messages on high-resolution 10-inch touch screens mounted to Club Car Precedent golf cars. Featuring in excess of 75 million-plus page views monthly, the Visage Media Network represents the largest connected global audience of golfers.
“It’s exciting that operators are realizing more than ever before how technology can elevate the experience of their customers and better manage resources,” says Randy Marquardt, Vice President of Connected Technologies for Club Car. “Our customers have already experienced the positive changes and we look forward to continuing the expansion of our Connected™ vehicle technology.”
New applications are being developed to enable golfers to stay connected with their social media and professional networks while creating, managing and sharing user-generated content like personal golf statistics, photos and video.
Prevalent at public, private and resort golf courses, other marquee properties utilizing the Visage platform include Congressional Country Club, Trump National Doral Miami and several TPC clubs such as San Antonio, Las Vegas and River Highlands.
Formed in 2009 by Falconhead Capital in partnership with legendary golfer and businessman Greg Norman, GSPI is the world’s leading developer and supplier of GPS tracking technology for low-speed vehicles. Specializing in the golf industry, its Visage fleet management systems helps golf-facility operators monitor the whereabouts of golf cars and low-speed vehicles while delivering course information and promotional messages. The Visage Media Network allows for golfer interactivity and sponsored content during play. GPSI and Club Car have made it affordable for courses to begin generating revenue from golf car fleets, notably with the industry’s first CONNECTED™ model, the Club Car Precedent i3.