Wireless Matrix Corporation

Wireless Matrix Corporation

September 18, 2008 10:00 ET

Initial Deployments of Reporter 100 GPS Devices a Success for Wireless Matrix

Small-Sized Vehicle-Mounted GPS Unit Packs Big Punch For Customers

RESTON, VIRGINIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 18, 2008) - Sporting dimensions it shares with a credit card and a width of less than an inch, the Reporter 100 is arguably the little guy on the GPS block. But for Wireless Matrix (TSX:WRX), which began deploying the unit to customers in June, the Reporter 100 is the latest innovation in the company's continuing growth as a world-class provider of fleet management solutions.

Measuring 3.825" x 2.35" x 0.7" and weighing in at 3 ounces, the Reporter 100 combines a variety of features that make it ideal for fleet location activities. Its size means it can be mounted on the windshield, under the dash, or discreetly within the vehicle. The cellular and GPS antennas are fully integrated in the device, reducing the complexity to install. The device also features a USB port, along with additional digital and analog inputs for easy interfacing.

The Reporter 100 is not only the smallest of the company's wireless communication devices. It is also the most economical, lowering the price barrier for smaller service organizations to realize the value and cost savings of robust fleet management solutions. "Smaller fleets have many of the same operational challenges of enterprise fleets. The Reporter 100 provides reliable GPS location data that, as part of the FleetOutlook solution, lays the groundwork for companies to reduce operational costs and boost productivity," said Michael Jakab, vice president of Sales and Marketing.

"We've installed many types of GPS devices, and the Reporter 100 is one of the quickest and easiest units to deploy," said Sheldon Lambert, CEO of Bridgetown Communications, Inc. "Its small form allows for installation either on the windshield or under a dashboard without any drilling. It can be installed in less than 15 minutes, getting vehicles back on the roads in record time."

The Reporter 100 is fully integrated with Wireless Matrix's FleetOutlook solution suite, which combines real-time vehicle mapping, reporting, alerting and data integration with outage management and in-cab navigation products. FleetOutlook puts easy-to-use tools in the hands of dispatch and operations personnel tasked with maximizing service levels and overall fleet efficiency.

"The Reporter 100 opens up a host of new growth opportunities for Wireless Matrix," said J. Richard Carlson, president and CEO of Wireless Matrix. "Its size, its features, the speed with which it can be deployed and the rapid return on investment now put high-value vehicle management capabilities within reach of every fleet operator."

About Wireless Matrix

Wireless Matrix provides enterprise-class wireless data solutions for business-critical mobile and remote asset operations. The company delivers real-time data services across cellular, satellite and WiFi networks; a variety of modems and hardware platforms; and transportation applications that increase productivity and reduce operating expenses with service fleet operations. Wireless Matrix is headquartered in Reston, Va., and has offices in San Francisco and Burnaby, British Columbia. For more information visit www.wrx-us.com.

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