Wireless Matrix Corporation

Wireless Matrix Corporation

December 15, 2008 11:22 ET

Wireless Matrix Integrates With Ventyx Asset Management Solution to Provide Companies With Real-Time Location-Based Services for Optimized Workforce Management

RESTON, VIRGINIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 15, 2008) - Wireless Matrix Corporation (TSX:WRX), a leader in mobile resource management (MRM), today announced it has entered a partnership with Ventyx, a leading business solutions provider to global energy, utility, communications and other asset-intensive organizations. This new-found partnership will provide cable and utilities companies with real-time location-based services for optimized workforce management, including scheduling, dispatching and routing of technicians.

"Ventyx offers one of the leading solutions for service-oriented companies looking to maximize workforce productivity and improve customer satisfaction," said Rich Carlson, CEO and president, Wireless Matrix. "The partnership with Ventyx will allow our customers to ensure that their selection of a joint Ventyx and Wireless Matrix solution will be well integrated and supported by both companies."

Using Ventyx's Service Suite, companies can eliminate geographical and organizational boundaries-increasing operational efficiencies and heightening productivity. Service Suite provides a comprehensive workforce management solution, automating service workflow from scheduling to performance measurement. Over 100,000 field technicians worldwide rely on Ventyx to optimize their performance and improve internal controls, reducing costs.

With the integration of Wireless Matrix's FleetOutlook, a web-based application that provides management and fleet operators 360-degree visibility into their operations via comprehensive reporting, exception-based alerts, nearest vehicle search and an interactive mapping interface, users of Ventyx's Service Suite will now benefit from the added functionality of real-time location-based services. Dispatchers will have the ability to assign work orders based not only on the skill set and availability of the technician but also on the real-time location of the technician.

"Our partnership with Wireless Matrix provides a complementary offering that adds real-time location data to our customers' field operations," said Michael Hamilton, principal product manager, Ventyx. "The combined solution will deliver better routing capabilities - leading to reduced fuel consumption, increased productivity and minimized overtime - enabling clients' to gain efficiencies and improve visibility into their business."

By taking advantage of the Wireless Matrix/Ventyx partnership, companies can:

- Automate technicians' routes and gain efficiency

- Increase productivity

- Reduce costs significantly as near-missed appointments are avoided and travel time is minimized

- Improve customer satisfaction by decreasing technicians' response times.

About Wireless Matrix:

Wireless Matrix provides enterprise-class wireless data solutions for business-critical mobile and remote asset operations. The company delivers real-time data services across cellular, satellite and WiFi networks; a variety of modems and hardware platforms; and transportation applications that increase productivity and reduce operating expenses with service fleet operations. Wireless Matrix is headquartered in Reston, VA, and has offices in San Francisco, CA, and Burnaby, British Columbia. For more information visit www.wirelessmatrix.com.

About Ventyx:

Ventyx is a leading business solutions provider to global energy, utility, communications and other asset-intensive organizations. With approximately 1,200 employees in more than 20 locations world-wide, Ventyx personnel solve complex technical challenges with innovative solutions and deep industry-specific domain expertise. Ventyx offers a broad range of solutions to address critical needs, including: asset management, energy trading and risk management, mobile workforce management, energy operations, customer care and energy analytics. For more information visit www.ventyx.com.

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