Webtech Wireless Inc.
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Webtech Wireless Inc.

July 21, 2011 06:00 ET

Webtech Wireless Provides NextBus® Real Time Bus Arrivals to Saint John, NB

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 21, 2011) - WebTech Wireless Inc. (TSX:WEW) ("WebTech" or the "Company"), a leading provider of vehicle fleet location-based services (LBS) and telematics technology, announced today that Saint John Transit in Saint John, New Brunswick has launched the NextBus real time arrival system for their bus system. Saint John Transit has been providing public transportation since 1869.

"NextBus is a vehicle tracking system that uses global positioning satellite information. It will provide our customers with real-time transit information when and where riders need it. The system will pin point any given stop, thereby eliminating wait times and the need for schedules for all transit riders," said Saint John Mayor Ivan Court.

"The Government of Canada is proud to invest in modern technologies that are both efficient and environmentally responsible," said Member of Parliament for Saint John, Rodney Weston. "NextBus will improve transportation for Saint John residents."

NextBus technology is deployed on all of Saint John's fleet sixty buses. The value to the rider of providing real-time bus arrival information goes beyond just reduced waiting time. Because the rider knows when the bus is arriving, less time is spent in inclement weather, waiting in bus shelters, or at stops at night. From a taxpayer viewpoint NextBus will also provide to Saint John Transit a set of transit real-time management tools and reports which will enable Saint John Transit to run their system more productively. The project was entirely funded through the federal Public Transit Commission Trust 2008.

Saint John Transit Commission Chair Chris Titus noted, "The investment made by the Government of Canada is extremely important and will enhance the customers' experience. Saint John Transit is committed to being the key supplier of alternative transportation for the region and the GPS NextBus system will make using transit easier for all customers."

About Webtech Wireless®

Webtech Wireless Inc. (TSX:WEW) is a provider of vehicle fleet location-based services (LBS) and telematics technology. It develops, manufactures and supports end-to-end wireless solutions that improve the productivity, profitability, environmental compliance and safety of vehicle fleets. Its comprehensive suite of products and services include: automatic vehicle location (AVL), mapping, vehicle diagnostics, CO2 reporting, navigation, messaging, and mobile resource management. The Company serves customers of all sizes in the transport, government, service, insurance and OEM markets in over forty-one countries, including Fortune 500 companies. Specialized products include: Quadrant® commercial fleet solutions, InterFleet® solutions for government, and NextBus® real-time passenger information services for transit fleets.

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