SOURCE: Iconosys, Inc.

Iconosys, Inc.

September 21, 2010 11:05 ET

Iconosys Announces a New Lifesaving Solution for Drivers With Collision Watch™ at Distracted Driving Summit

Iconosys' Collision Watch™ Notifies a Parent, Guardian, or Medical Proxy, and Ultimately 911 Emergency Services, in the Event of a Vehicular Collision

LAGUNA HILLS, CA--(Marketwire - September 21, 2010) -  Iconosys has announced its latest and a first-of-its-kind application, Collision Watch™, an emergency responder and protection service for Android OS phones.

Collision Watch™ comes with Iconosys' proprietary DriveReply™ technology built in and monitors your travels above 35 MPH. If you are in, or likely in, a forward traveling accident, your phone will send an SMS alert with geo-location to your medical proxies for you; if your tier-one proxy does not respond, your tier-two proxy(s) are contacted, and if they do not answer, an emergency contact such as 911 is sent that same SMS message with an indicator showing the physical location of the phone. This app is designed to automatically alert an emergency responder, without any action needed on the part of the app user, and as a result, to obtain as quickly as possible aid for a potential crash victim and to potentially save a life.

We at Iconosys believe that the need for an app like Collision Watch™ has never been higher. Just yesterday, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced that in 2009 alone there were 5,474 deaths and 448,000 traffic injuries on America's roads that were related to distracted driving practices. And clearly, this problem on our roadways is not going away. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) research, distracted driving-related fatalities, such as fatalities resulting from texting-while-driving, represented approximately 16 percent of overall traffic fatalities in 2009 -- the same percentage as in 2008.

"It is hard to put a price tag on the value of an app such as Collision Watch™ that gives me an alert that one of my children or my wife is in a life-threatening situation," commented Wayne Irving, Iconosys Co-Founder and CEO. Mr. Irving continued, "After building DriveReply™, this was clearly the logical next step. Our first goal was to help people fight that urge, or some might say, compulsion, to pick-up the phone while driving. Our next step, which we address with Collision Watch™, was to design an emergency warning mechanism that operates automatically, and independently, of the car crash victim. Our app essentially does the talking/provides the call or text for help, regardless of whether the user can operate the phone or device."

Learn more about Collision Watch™, as well as SMS Replier™, DriveReply™, and other Iconosys products and projects at www.iconosys.com. The Collision Watch™ app is currently not available from any on-line marketplace, but may be purchased directly in early October 2010 for $99 per license from Iconosys by calling the company offices at (949)335-5350. Within an estimated 60 days, the company plans to make the app available at its Iconsys.com website location, as well as at www.collisionwatch.net.

Iconosys' other applications, including SMS Replier™, may be downloaded from your smartphone's onboard marketplace, Iconosys' website, www.smsreplier.com, www.handango.com, www.payloadz.com, www.cnet.com, as well as from the world's largest mobile phone app site www.pocketgear.com

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    Iconosys, Inc.
    25255 Cabot Rd, #111
    Laguna Hills, CA 92653
    www.iconosys.com
    (949) 335-5350