VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 10, 2008) - WebTech Wireless Inc. (TSX:WEW), a leading provider of location-based and fleet Telematics services, is pleased to announce its agreement with Automotive Resources International ("ARI") to integrate its broad locator, vehicle diagnostics and Quadrant(TM) fleet management software application with the ARI Intellifleet(TM) System.
WebTech Wireless Locators, paired with a second-generation On-Board Diagnostics Gateway (OBDII) device, will provide ARI with a powerful, user-friendly solution for obtaining real-time vehicle location and diagnostic information. The WebTech Wireless Locators will interface directly with Intellifleet, ARI's server-based, fleet management system, providing a single-source solution for ARI customers. The system will utilize GSM network technology, and GSM/Satellite hybrid options are also available.
This end-to-end solution allows fleet managers to easily track and manage their mobile assets, with full mapping, messaging and dispatching abilities. All vehicle diagnostic information, including vehicle performance, malfunctions and early warnings can be accessed through Intellifleet(TM). It also allows managers to proactively monitor if their fleet is operating within operational and environmental guidelines. In the field, the solution empowers service and claims technicians to cost-effectively manage the maintenance and repair of their vehicles from their desktops.
"We look forward to working with ARI to provide their extensive customer base of more than 108,000 vehicles in Canada, with a comprehensive fleet management solution that allows them to track and manage their mobile resources more efficiently, reduce downtime, improve vehicle maintenance and lifecycles, and adhere to increasingly stringent government regulations and environmental standards. We are confident that this will be a highly successful program," said Harald Fritz, Senior Director ASP Sales and Services, WebTech Wireless Inc.
"This Agreement between ARI and WebTech Wireless provides fleet owners and managers with the tools they need to weather the current economic environment, which has been significantly affected by rising fuel and maintenance costs, capital costs, and costs associated with compliance with government safety and environmental regulations," said Karen Mongelli, ARI's Director of Operations.
This Agreement underscores WebTech Wireless' commitment to providing further solutions for a variety of industries that depend on efficient and effective mobile resource management.
About WebTech Wireless Inc.
WebTech Wireless Inc. (TSX:WEW) is a global Telematics, location-based services provider that develops, manufactures, and delivers turnkey wireless solutions designed to improve productivity and profitability. WebTech Wireless products include wireless hardware and software services running on cellular and satellite networks, and include Automatic Vehicle Location, Mapping, Reporting, Vehicle Diagnostics, Driver Status, In-vehicle Telemetry, Messaging, In-vehicle Navigation, and wireless application and Internet connectivity. WebTech Wireless is currently providing devices and services worldwide in eight languages to over forty-one countries covering five continents. WebTech Wireless' scalable solutions are used by a broad range of small, medium and Fortune 500 companies and by governments. For more information, please visit www.webtechwireless.com.
About Automotive Resources International
ARI is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Holman Enterprises, an 85-year-old family-owned and operated automotive group, currently ranked by Forbes magazine as the sixth largest Auto Dealer in the US. ARI has grown to be one of the largest fleet management companies in North America, managing over 600,000 vehicles, including 108,000 in Canada.
Forward Looking Statements
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