Automated Benefits Corp.

Automated Benefits Corp.

September 04, 2007 08:00 ET

Symbility Solutions Inc. Uses Panasonic® Toughbook® to Deliver Best-Of-Breed Mobile Platform for Insurance Adjusters

Toughbook 19 Teamed with Symbility's mobile claims™ Software Improves Adjuster Productivity

WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 4, 2007) -

Symbility Solutions Inc. (, a wholly owned subsidiary of Automated Benefits Corp. (TSX VENTURE:AUT), is pleased to announce its partnership with Panasonic Computer Solutions Company, the manufacturer of durable, reliable Panasonic® Toughbook® mobile computers. The partnership will allow Symbility to deliver a best-of-breed mobile claims platform for the insurance market. The solution combines Symbility's mobile claims™ software with Panasonic's fully rugged Toughbook 19 pen-based tablet PC, delivering a rugged, reliable and mobile platform that improves adjuster productivity in the field.

Symbility Solutions Inc. and Panasonic Computer Solutions Company, one of Symbility's hardware partners, jointly tested the solution to assure it met the demands of the insurance market.

"Traditionally, insurance adjusters manually write their notes in the field and return to the office to re-enter the data into a desktop computer, a method that is both antiquated and unproductive" says David Chalmers, Vice President of Corporate Marketing and Business Development at Symbility. "Our mobile claims software allows adjusters to submit completed claim reports on site, which results in more detailed reports, faster claim turnaround, and much happier policyholders. Helping contractors, insurance carriers, and independent adjusters improve their customer satisfaction levels is paramount for us. Our software is only as good as the platform it is deployed on, and while there are many hardware platforms for our clients to choose from, the one that stands out from the others in pure field durability is the Panasonic Toughbook 19."

"Adjusters often work in the extreme environments that exist in the wake of hurricanes, tornados, floods and building fires," said Bill Presler, Senior Business Development Manager, Panasonic Computer Solutions Company. "This is not the place for typical commercial off-the-shelf laptops. Over the past two decades, Panasonic has developed notebook computers that offer a leading mix of connectivity, durability, reliability, mobility, innovation and value; so Toughbook mobile computers can be trusted to perform in any environment. The combination of Panasonic's proven Toughbook 19 and Symbility's mobile claims software will allow Symbility's customers to achieve the greatest possible return on investment."

Panasonic Toughbook 19

The Toughbook19 comes equipped with an Intel Core Duo processor, excellent security features and optional embedded access to next-generation wireless data networks from all major cellular wireless carriers. In addition, the MIL-SPEC-certified notebook incorporates a daylight-readable screen and rugged features such as magnesium alloy case, sealed keyboard and ports, flexible internal connectors and shock-mounting that delivers the highest levels of reliability in the industry.

Symbility mobile Claims

Symbility Solutions Inc. is in the business of automating insurance claims. Our award-winning mobile claims™ solutions are designed to increase customer satisfaction levels, speed and accuracy of damage claims processing, by allowing claims adjusters, carriers, and restoration contractors to process claims on-site. Our mobile solutions enable users to move around the site to inspect loss while capturing data to build a complete and instant estimate. Hand written notes and post-inspection data entry is eliminated. Complete mobility provides the means to access key information on location and instantly settle claims. Symbility is the only claims system designed specifically for pen-based, wireless computers. It results in claims settled up to three times faster and more accurately, thereby reducing adjusting expenses and lowering indemnity.

About Panasonic Computer Solutions Company

Panasonic Computer Solutions Company empowers the mobile workforce. The company is a unit of Panasonic Corporation of North America, which is the principal North American subsidiary of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. Panasonic has delivered reliable, durable mobile solutions through its Toughbook® line of notebook computers for fourteen years and has expanded the boundaries of wireless communications technology through a broad portfolio of products, ranging from fully rugged, industrial strength notebook computers and tablet PCs to semi-rugged and business-rugged thin and light and ultraportable notebooks. A core manufacturer, Matsushita and its subsidiaries control the entire process of design, manufacture, quality assurance, service and support. As a result, Panasonic Toughbooks® are known for having the lowest failure rates in the industry. Government, industrial, and commercial users-from Fortune 1,000 companies to small businesses-rely on solutions from Panasonic, wherever their work takes them.

All brand and company/product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective companies. All specifications are subject to change without notice. Information on Panasonic's full line of notebook PCs for the mobile professional can be obtained by calling 800-662-3537 or at

About Automated Benefits Corp. and Symbility Solutions

Automated Benefits Corp. (, headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, is a software company dedicated to developing applications for the insurance industry. The corporation currently has two subsidiaries, Autoben and Symbility.

Symbility Solutions ( has developed a mobile claims™ system focusing principally on residential and commercial property claims estimation for use by insurance company adjusters and independent contractors. Symbility has offices in Waterloo, Ontario and Montreal, Quebec.

With offices in Edmonton and Toronto, Autoben provides a software solution for the adjudication of Health and Dental claims. This software adjudicates claims in real time while providing their clients with the highest level of flexibility available and complete disclosure on the plan's financial performance. Autoben enables their clients to provide an additional level of value-added service in a very cost effective manner. The Autoben software supports the adjudication of Health and Dental claims through local insurance brokers for approximately 34,000 employees across Canada.

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Except for historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially. Automated Benefits Corp. will not update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof. More detailed information about potential factors that could affect financial results is included in the documents filed from time to time with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities by Automated Benefits Corp.

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