SOURCE: TradeMaster, Inc.

February 19, 2007 09:05 ET

Rapidly Growing North Texas Community Selects MobileEyes™ Fire Inspection Software

TROY, MI -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 19, 2007 -- The volunteer fire department in the largely residential community of Fairview, Texas is planning ahead for a big wave of commercial and residential construction. With growth in mind, the fire department recently purchased and installed MobileEyes™ software that runs on a tablet PC to perform local fire inspections.

The software, developed by TradeMaster, Inc., has been installed in an increasing number of fire departments of all sizes throughout the country that are taking advantage of new technology to enhance their capabilities and customer service.

Fairview will soon break ground for a new "lifestyle" center that will encompass one million sq. ft. under roof, including three large anchor stores, 200 retailers, a 10-story hotel, convention center, and residential living on approximately 200 acres, explained volunteer Fire Chief Dick Price. "We can create our fire inspection database now, before construction begins."

The town's population is expected to expand from its current population of 7,000 residents to more than 16,000 over the next few years. According to Price, that translates into lots of building and fire inspections.

Price describes MobileEyes™ as a very user-friendly tool, which includes handwriting recognition capabilities that make note-taking as easy as writing on a yellow pad.

Volunteer Fire Marshal and Inspector Jeff Bell appreciates the ability that MobileEyes™ gives to provide a hard copy record of the inspection on-site and also to transmit an electronic copy by email to the building owner to let them know whether they passed inspection.

By accessing MobileEyes™ software via the Internet, inspectors no longer have to do double entry of information or rely on memory. "I can easily access fire codes online, including the ones that we've amended to meet the needs of our community," said Bell.

Fire Chief Price noted that for greater fire safety protection they've tightened the requirements for sprinkler systems in Fairview's residential and commercial buildings. "With MobileEyes™ software, we can customize the program to meet our town's needs," added Price. "We also have a lot of people in our community who welcome the benefits of this technology."

About TradeMaster, Inc.

TradeMaster, headquartered in Troy, Mich., is a leading provider of technical support software solutions, including MobileEyes™ fire inspection software. The company provides off-the-shelf, user-friendly products not only to fire departments, but also to manufacturing companies that are struggling with equipment downtime and throughput issues. In the manufacturing industry, TradeMaster's tools simplify the repair and maintenance of complex equipment and enable paperless data collection and reporting of ISO, OSHA and inspection data. Customers include global firms such as Ford Motor Company, DaimlerChrysler AG, Delphi Corporation, Merillat, Tower Automotive, Fort Wayne Foundry, Land Rover and Comau Pico. For details about MobileEyes fire inspection software, visit www.mobile-eyes.org, and for information about TradeMaster's manufacturing technical support software, visit www.trademaster.cc.

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