SOURCE: Remote Knowledge

May 05, 2005 12:09 ET

Remote Knowledge Signs Pilot Program With Wal-Mart FLW Outdoors

HOUSTON, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 5, 2005 -- Remote Knowledge, Inc., (OTC BB: RKNW) a Houston-based provider of remote communications and telematics solutions, announced today it has entered into a pilot program with the Wal-Mart FLW Tour produced by FLW Outdoors, the purveyor of America's largest and most prestigious fishing tournaments.

Under the program, Remote Knowledge will install the rk3000 marine telematics solution on sponsorship boats to be used by professional anglers during the Wal-Mart FLW Tour events running through July 2005. The program commences during the Wal-Mart FLW Tour stop at Wheeler Lake in Decatur, Ala., May 11-14. The rk3000 will continuously track and monitor the sponsored Ranger boats, as well as assist FLW Outdoors officials in monitoring the safety and security of each vessel. During the program period, both real-time and historical information will be viewable by FLW Outdoor operations via the Internet. In addition, the rk3000 will provide two-way text messaging services between anglers and the FLW Outdoors operations center, providing enhanced information exchange for future television, sponsorship and FLW Outdoors member services. The initiative comes as a result of the joint efforts of Sprint and Remote Knowledge, which have aligned to provide value-added telemetry services and location-based information enhancements to FLW Outdoors.

Randy Bayne, President and CEO of Remote Knowledge, stated, "This is another step in our push to become the market leader providing telematics solutions to marine OEMs and their related industry partners. Wal-Mart FLW Tour events provide us the opportunity to demonstrate our system's flexibility, both from a hardware and services standpoint. Our combined efforts with Sprint and the FLW Outdoors leadership have developed a truly unique opportunity for all the parties involved."

Rick Canada, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Remote Knowledge, commented, "During our initial phase of the FLW Outdoors pilot program, Remote Knowledge and Sprint will demonstrate the value of the rk3000 system by providing real-time information to tournament officials. In the future, we believe this will add a new and unique dimension to FLW Outdoors and its world class fishing tournaments."

The rk3000 marine telematics solution utilizes a combination of Sprint, Iridium and GPS technologies to provide seamless coverage worldwide. The system is designed with an industry standard interface that allows other monitoring equipment (such as, but not limited to, engine diagnostics, intrusion detection, onboard system controls and temperature sensors) to interface with the rk3000. This functionality allows the OEM or secondary vendor to enhance the value of its products by using the telemetry features of the rk3000 to transmit critical information about a mechanical system's functions and properties to Knowledge Central, Remote Knowledge's secure database, or its own contact and response center. An operator interface terminal is included, which permits the operator to determine which functions are armed or disarmed, as well as receive and send email in the form of short text messages containing up to 60 alphanumeric characters.

About Remote Knowledge

Remote Knowledge Inc., based in Houston, Texas, develops, markets and delivers end-to-end communications and innovative asset management solutions to remote regions anywhere in the world. Enabled by its proprietary telematics technologies, Remote Knowledge provides real-time location-based services via two-way wireless data transfer linked with GPS connectivity. Remote Knowledge's proprietary communications solutions, including high-speed Internet, VoIP, fax and two-way data transmission, will be provided through the Company's owned and operated earth station. Remote Knowledge's products are designed to service the marine pleasure craft, recreational vehicle, commercial maritime, construction and oil & gas industries. For more information regarding Remote Knowledge, please visit

About FLW Outdoors

Named after the legendary founder of Ranger Boats, Forrest L. Wood, FLW Outdoors administers eight national tournament circuits offering more than $30 million in awards through 214 events in 2005. The 27-year-old organization is the purveyor of America's largest and most prestigious fishing tournaments, including the Wal-Mart FLW tour, Wal-Mart EverStart Series, Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League, Wal-Mart Texas Tournament Trail, Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour, Wal-Mart FLW Walleye League, Wal-Mart FLW Kingfish Tour and Wal-Mart FLW Redfish Series.

Wal-Mart and more than 40 of America's largest and most respected companies support FLW Outdoors and its tournament trails. Wal-Mart signed on as a title sponsor of the FLW Tour in 1997 and today is the title sponsor of all FLW Outdoors events. For more information on the FLW Outdoors and its bass, walleye, redfish and kingfish tournament programs, browse

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