Younivate targets Jordan as regional hardware hub

Amman-based Younivate is hoping Jordan will become a regional hub for hardware developers, after the country successfully turned itself into a centre for software and IT companies.

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Younivate targets Jordan as regional hardware hub Mojahed Qashoa, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Younivate.
By  ITP.net Staff Writer Published  October 20, 2009

Amman-based Younivate is hoping Jordan will become a regional hub for hardware developers, after the country successfully turned itself into a centre for software and IT companies.

"We're hopeful we can get there but it's going to take a little bit of time," says Mojahed Qashoa, Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Younivate, founded in 2004, develops telecommunication and industrial products and technology solutions with a focus on innovation and solving real life problems.One of its most successful products to date is the YouniVu, a fleet management system that tracks vehicles without the recurring GSM/GPRS subscription charges.

"If you're based in Kuwait, which the client that first asked us to build this was, it costs $50 a month for each vehicle," says Qashoa.

With a fleet of 1,500, that client ended up saving millions of dollars per year.But there is however, one catch: the service isn't real time.

But Qashoa argues that most companies do not need that function. For many of them, finding out where a vehicle has been by the end of the day or by the end of the week will suffice.

"Why do you need to track them on a minute by minute basis?" he asks. "Eventually you will find out if they're going into zones they're not supposed to be going into. If you're in Dubai and you're supposed to be selling in Dubai, and the car finds you out in Abu Dhabi, then you have a problem.

"If you're speeding and always get into accidents, the company can know if your driving behaviour is shaky," he ends.

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