TPL Trakker Chosen as Primary LBS Provider by NITB & NCOC

Islamabad, 17th July, 2020

TPL Trakker, Pakistan’s leading IoT Company, has been chosen as the primary Location Based Services (LBS) provider by the NITB (National Information Technology Board) and NCOC (National Command and Operation Center) to support multiple national-level applications as part of Pakistan’s fight against COVID-19.

Through this collaboration, TPL Maps, the mapping arm of TPL Trakker, will continue its critical role in helping the people of Pakistan during this pandemic by providing the necessary Location Based Services (LBS) to government applications for the purpose of mapping, analyzing, reporting and responding to cases across the country. Given that the Smart Lockdown program initiated in June through this collaboration proved successful in tackling the surge of COVID-19 cases, the next phase of developments is designed to enhance and improve the response to active cases.

The Smart Lockdown Dashboard provided an effective and interactive map to mark hotspots of the rampant spread of the disease and subsequently help Provincial governments in imposing geo-based smart lockdowns. Now, TPL Trakker’s LBS will play a crucial part in the next phase of the NITB and NCOC’s mandates, powering Intelligent Resource Management Systems and the Pak Neghayban mobile application. With TPL Trakker’s location enablement, the NITB and NCOC is solving the challenge of managing crucial resources such as hospital capacities, their proximities to citizens and availabilities of resources. Through the Pak Neghayban mobile application, the public can view available health facilities and lab facilities, giving them the right information at the right place whenever required.

Speaking on this collaboration, Sarwar Ali Khan, CEO, TPL Trakker said, “We are committed to our corporate social responsibilities and to the national cause of eradicating this pandemic through our digital solutions and services. We are proud of our integral role in the reduction of virus cases so far and even more so now that the NITB and NCOC are utilizing our Location Based Services to power the next phase of Web and Mobile Applications in the combat against the pandemic. We will continue to support their efforts and we look forward to a long and fruitful collaboration between our organizations.”

The Location Services used as part of this collaboration are growing rapidly in their popularity and usage with commercial clients in Pakistan. The LBS APIs can be accessed here.

Shabahat Ali Shah, CEO, NITB said, “TPL Trakker has made accessible its Location-Based technology, expertise, and services to help the NITB provide vital digital tools and services to effectively eliminate the spread of the COVID-19 virus in Pakistan. The initial phase has been a resounding success story, and recent developments with the support from partners like TPL Trakker are making our vision of a central data system and an intelligent response to the challenges of COVID-19, a reality.”

About TPL Trakker

TPL Corp is a technology driven conglomerate with investments across Life and General Insurance, Real Estate, Security, Asset Tracking, Navigation and Mapping and several technology startups. TPL Trakker Limited is Pakistan’s first and largest Telematics Company operating since 1999. The company offers IoT-based asset tracking and management solutions and works with various businesses spread across a broad spectrum of industries to equip them with advanced technology enabling monitoring of vehicle movement, driver behavior, fuel pilferage, driver safety and compliance.

About NITB

NITB is the execution arm of all the data policies and all the IT and telecom policies that the ministry of IT/Telecom is making. They have recently crafted the new ordinance of the national IT board, where NITB is the central entity that has been mandated to procure, implement, and deploy any kind of software or hardware infrastructure across the federal government departments. The Board is also responsible for the training of different departments and ministries on e-governance