WebTech Wireless Inc.

WebTech Wireless Inc.

April 05, 2006 12:27 ET

WebTech Receives Wireless Innovation Contest 2006 Award; Award Presented at CTIA Wireless 2006

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA--(CCNMatthews - April 5, 2006) - WebTech Wireless Inc. (TSX VENTURE:WEW), a leading supplier of mobile telematics, has been awarded the runner up prize in the "Taking Care of Business - Private Sector" category of the Wireless Innovation Contest 2006 (WIC'06). WebTech's Locator device selected from entries from across the United States and Canada, demonstrates a "real world" wireless innovation that impacts our lives - enabling the recovery of stolen VW Golf and Parati vehicles in Brazil.

WebTech Wireless' GPS/GPRS Telematics device marks the world's first installation of such a device on the assembly line at a car manufacturer: Volkswagen Brazil. Theft and the lack of recovery of VW Golf and Parati vehicles is so pervasive in Brazil that insurance costs have risen dramatically. The car manufacturer and insurance companies have felt the negative impact as fewer consumers purchase VW cars.

Tests of the WebTech solution, offered in partnership with Crown Telecom, have resulted in a 100% recovery rate. This translates into a business case where VW and the national insurance companies pay for the installation of the Locator device and the first year of location tracking services, as well as provide the car owner with a 40% discount on their car insurance: a savings of US$2,500 per year.

"The telematics field is growing rapidly and we believe that eventually every vehicle will be a wireless gateway," says Neil Chan, VP Business Development, WebTech Wireless. "The VW deployment is a clear example of the positive impact telematics solutions have on all parties involved in the supply chain. We thank the judges of WIC'06 for recognizing our innovation and WINBC for bringing awareness to wireless innovation from North American companies."

"We set out to find companies that prove wireless adoption is making a change to peoples' lives," says Sang Mah, President of WINBC. "This year's winners are doing just that in some of the most innovative applications of wireless technologies we've seen to date."

About WebTech Wireless Inc.

WebTech Wireless Inc. (TSX VENTURE:WEW) is a global Telematics, location-based services provider that develops, manufactures, and delivers turnkey wireless solutions designed to improve productivity and profitability. WebTech products include wireless hardware and software services running on cellular and satellite networks, and include Automatic Vehicle Location, Mapping, Reporting, Vehicle Maintenance, Driver Status, In-vehicle Telemetry, Messaging, In-vehicle Navigation, and wireless application and Internet connectivity. WebTech is currently providing devices and services worldwide in eight languages to over forty-one countries covering five continents. WebTech's scalable solutions are used by a broad range of small, medium, Fortune 500 companies and governments. For more information, please visit www.webtechwireless.com.


WINBC (Wireless Innovation Network Society of BC) is the producer of WIC'06. WINBC is the focal point for wireless in BC and a leading association in Canada. British Columbia has a 25-year history of successful wireless design and innovation and has grown to over 225 wireless companies in all areas of the wireless value chain from infrastructure and devices to enabling software, enterprise applications, games and peer-to-peer solutions. Companies include Sierra Wireless, Nokia, Digital Dispatch, Colligo, Air Games and others. To find your wireless partner go to: www.winbc.org. To see if you are eligible for the contest go to www.winbc.org/contest.

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