Wireless Matrix Corporation

Wireless Matrix Corporation

May 05, 2008 11:18 ET

Wireless Matrix Partners with deCarta to Increase Mapping Capabilities for Mobile Resource Management

RESTON, VIRGINIA--(Marketwire - May 5, 2008) - Wireless Matrix Corporation (TSX:WRX), a leader in mobile resource management (MRM), today announced it has partnered with deCarta, the leading provider of advanced and comprehensive geospatial software platforms, to increase its mapping capabilities within FleetOutlook®, Wireless Matrix's flagship web application.

Delivered as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), FleetOutlook provides management and fleet operators 360-degree visibility into their operations via comprehensive reporting, exception-based alerts, nearest vehicle search, an interactive mapping interface and an open platform that allows seamless integration to third-party applications.

The upgrade of FleetOutlook to deCarta's Drill Down Server® geospatial platform, delivers optimized Mobile Resource Management mapping functions for higher end-user efficiency including:

- Enhanced Mapping: Improved labeling of map features such as states, cities and roads. A wider range of colors and shades highlight topographies and terrain.

- Improved Addressing: Greater precision in locating and displaying address information helps managers more accurately pinpoint a technician's location.

- Added Public Landmarks: Determine the location of a technician in relation to public landmarks.

"deCarta's platform provides the high level of detail and features that our MRM customers require," explained Adam Wegel, senior director of product management, Wireless Matrix. "Unlike consumer-grade mapping applications, deCarta's Drill Down Server platform uniquely allows precise control and configuration of the low-level APIs (application programming interface) which allowed us to optimize the look and feel of our maps for our enterprise users. The deCarta platform also easily scales to serve our rapidly expanding subscriber base, reducing our operational costs and providing an excellent end-user experience."

"Higher productivity and fuel cost-reduction initiatives are driving enterprise demand for more precise mobile resource management tools," said J. Kim Fennell, president and CEO of deCarta. "We're proud to be working closely with Wireless Matrix and providing the technology to further enhance the utility and efficiency of FleetOutlook for their customers."

The enhanced mapping functionality is immediately available to Wireless Matrix's 62,000 subscribers and new users via the FleetOutlook link on the Wireless Matrix homepage, www.wrx-us.com.

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.wrx-us.com.

About deCarta:

deCarta is the leading geospatial software platform that has enabled some of the industry's most successful Location-Based Services (LBS) applications such as those deployed by Verizon, Sprint Nextel, AT&T, Telia, Multimap and Ask.com. The company's unique, patented technology is ideal for high-volume LBS applications for use in mobile, personal navigation, connected navigation, Internet and enterprise applications where scalability, speed and reliability are vital. Its Drill Down Server geospatial software platform, Rich Map Engine, Hosted Web Service and Navigation SDK are preferred by application developers and service providers who also want the flexibility to customize map styles, utilize unique routing capabilities and self-brand. Some of deCarta's customers and technology partners have included AND, Appello, Ask.com, ATX, AutoTrader.com, Google, Hotels.com, Local Matters, Maps.com, Motorola, Multimap, NAVTEQ, Networks In Motion, Rand McNally, Tele Atlas, TeleNav, TopTable.com, uLocate, Yahoo! and Zillow. deCarta is privately held and headquartered in San Jose, CA, with international offices in the UK and China. http://www.decarta.com.

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