SOURCE: Accela, Inc.

March 08, 2007 08:00 ET

Accela and Motorola Launch Mobile Test Drive Program for Government Agencies

New "Try Before You Buy" Program Allows Government Agencies to Experience Mobile Workforce Benefits

SAN RAMON, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 8, 2007 -- Accela, Inc. and Motorola today launched a Test Drive program aimed at local and state government agencies evaluating mobile workforce solutions. The new program allows agencies to test and evaluate a Motorola rugged MC70 enterprise digital assistant (EDA) preloaded with Accela Wireless™, Accela's mobile government software application.

Agencies may also download an evaluation version of Accela Wireless and test drive the solution on their existing hardware devices. Information about the program and the form to request a test drive are available on Accela's corporate Web site:

"As more cities and counties throughout the U.S. roll out citywide and regional wireless projects, government agencies are realizing the great gains in worker productivity and improved communications with citizens through mobile solutions," said Maury Blackman, Accela's senior vice president of sales and marketing. "This program allows us to provide agency field staff with the opportunity to use Accela Wireless in real-life situations, allowing them to realize the full power of the application."

Accela Wireless extends inspection and investigation management capabilities to the field, improving internal efficiencies, increasing citizen satisfaction, and spurring economic growth and vitality. Optimized for Intel® Centrino® Mobile Technology, Accela Wireless is compatible with PDAs, laptops, and Tablet PCs running on the Microsoft Pocket PC, Windows 2000, or Windows XP operating systems.

The rugged Motorola MC70 EDA puts the power of a cell phone, laptop computer, scanner and imager in the hands of mobile workers. Designed for full work shifts and to withstand use in nearly any environment, the MC70 EDA delivers anytime, anywhere WAN/LAN/PAN wireless connectivity for voice and data communications, including superior voice functionality, advanced data capture, and the power to run business-critical mobile applications.

About Accela

Accela provides innovative, Web-based enterprise software solutions that automate land, permit, and asset management processes for local, state, and federal government agencies of all sizes. Backed by more than 25 years of development and implementation in over 500 agencies in the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico, Accela products and services empower agencies to increase efficiencies, reduce workload, and provide citizens and businesses with more convenient access to government services. Accela is located in San Ramon, Calif. Accela products can be purchased directly from the GSA Schedule Contract #GS-35F-0249R. For more information, please visit

About Motorola

Motorola (NYSE: MOT) is known around the world for innovation and leadership in wireless and broadband communications. Inspired by our vision of seamless mobility, the people of Motorola are committed to helping you connect simply and seamlessly to the people, information and entertainment that you want and need. We do this by designing and delivering "must have" products, "must do" experiences and powerful networks -- along with a full complement of support services. A Fortune 100 company with global presence and impact, Motorola had sales of US $42.9 billion in 2006. For more information about our company, our people and our innovations, please visit

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