QUALCOMM Wireless Business Solutions Announces Agreement with Maptuit
Maptuit® FleetNav™ Services to Provide Text-Based Directions and Routing Capabilities to Drivers Over OmniTRACS Mobile Communications System -
SAN DIEGO, CA, June 10, 2002 - QUALCOMM Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), the leader in providing mobile communications solutions to the transportation industry, today announced an agreement with Maptuit Corporation to offer Maptuit´s FleetNav suite of services to its OmniTRACS® mobile communications system unit customers. FleetNav is a navigation system designed to provide truckload carriers with street-level text directions using the vehicle´s current position via QUALCOMM´s OmniTRACS system.
With Maptuit´s model of the U.S. road network and enhanced data that supports the specific needs of the transportation marketplace, Maptuit´s service offers routes that provide the most efficient way to travel on roads anywhere in the United States. Maptuit´s FleetNav Alert module helps customers know exactly when trucks leave their assigned routes with real-time alerts that enable operators to better control their fleets´ performance and costs.
"Maptuit has brought to market a navigation system that runs over existing QUALCOMM mobile data terminals. FleetNav will enable our customers to enhance the functionality of their OmniTRACS system units by offering drivers least cost routes and door-to-door directions directly from the cab to minimize wasted time and miles, and improve safety," said Glynn Spangenberg, vice president of truckload business operations for QUALCOMM Wireless Business Solutions. "QUALCOMM´s mobile communications solutions help carriers improve productivity and increase operating efficiencies while providing safe transportation on the nation´s highways."
"Using our FleetNav service, dozens of truckload carriers throughout the country have shown significant savings by reducing operating costs and improving on-time delivery performance commitments," said Jeff Papows, CEO, Maptuit. "This agreement will enable us to accelerate our deployment of FleetNav to QUALCOMM´s U.S.-based OmniTRACS system-enabled vehicles."
Maptuit is a leading supplier of transportation solutions that reduce the operating expenses of trucking companies by calculating truck-friendly routes, optimizing for miles driven, toll costs incurred and driver time. Built around the industry´s most sophisticated model of the North American road network, Maptuit supplies the infrastructure needed to find addresses, calculate efficient truck-friendly routes, and determine the optimal way to assign and deploy resources. Maptuit has patents pending for its long-distance routing and alternate routes generation technology. Maptuit has offices in Burlington, MA, Denver, CO, and Toronto, ON.
QUALCOMM Incorporated is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on the Company´s CDMA digital technology. The Company´s business areas include CDMA chipsets and system software; technology licensing; the Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless™ (BREW™) applications platform; QChat™ push-to-talk technology; Eudora® e-mail software; digital cinema systems; and satellite-based systems including portions of the Globalstar™ system and wireless fleet management systems, OmniTRACS and OmniExpress®. QUALCOMM owns patents that are essential to all of the CDMA wireless telecommunications standards that have been adopted or proposed for adoption by standards-setting bodies worldwide. QUALCOMM has licensed its essential CDMA patent portfolio to more than 100 telecommunications equipment manufacturers worldwide. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., QUALCOMM is included in the S&P 500 Index and traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.
QUALCOMM, OmniTRACS, OmniExpress and Eudora are registered trademarks of QUALCOMM Incorporated. BREW and QChat are trademarks of QUALCOMM Incorporated. Globalstar is a trademark of Loral QUALCOMM Satellite Services, Incorporated. Maptuit is a registered trademark and Maptuit FleetNav is a trademark of Maptuit Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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