Wireless Matrix Corporation

Wireless Matrix Corporation

January 18, 2006 08:24 ET

Wireless Matrix to Provide up to 1,200 MBS2 Units for RailCrewXpress Fleet Performance Solution

RESTON, VIRGINIA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 18, 2006) - Wireless Matrix Corporation (TSX:WRX) announced today that it is engaged with Psion Teklogix and MobileDataforce to provide a joint mobile computing solution to RailCrewXpress, an industry leader in the transport of rail crew staff.

Wireless Matrix will supply up to 1,200 Mobile Base Station 2 (MBS2) units and communication services for the solution, of which 100 units have already been shipped. The initial phase of the program is for up to 500 units to be delivered by April 2006. Over the term of the Agreement these 500 units represent more than $1.5 million in revenue to Wireless Matrix.

This solution allows RailCrewXpress to record the location and transportation activity of the company's vehicles in real-time though GPS tracking. The solution integrates elements from all three companies. Vehicles will be outfitted with Psion Teklogix WORKABOUT PRO S mobile computing devices running MobileDataforce's PointSync™ enterprise mobile software. Communications will be provided via the vehicle mounted Wireless Matrix MBS2 multi-mode modem. The MBS2 will provide communications via multiple networks, including terrestrial GPRS, satellite, and wireless LAN via 802.11b. The unit will also utilize Wireless Matrix's Bandwidth Steering service, which segregates large data files for transmission over the terrestrial networks, while mission-critical data will be delivered over the best performing networks - either satellite or terrestrial - at the point of need.

"We are proud to be working alongside companies of the caliber and reputation of Psion Teklogix, MobileDataforce, and RailCrew Xpress in this endeavor," said J. Richard Carlson, Wireless Matrix President and CEO. "RailCrewXpress is becoming a leader in this segment due to their commitment to using advanced wireless technology as a competitive differentiator. We look forward to serving them for years to come, as well as further collaboration with outstanding partners like Psion and MobileDataforce."

RailCrewXpress handles crew transportation needs for a number of the U.S. Class 1 railways, including crew pick ups, transport to and from trains, and in-yard crew transport. With this new solution, RailCrewXpress has complete visibility into the status and location of its fleet at all times.

About Wireless Matrix

Wireless Matrix is a leading developer and provider of enterprise-class wireless data services for business-critical operations involving mobile workforces and remote assets. Wireless Matrix mobile services are deployed in major corporate industrial markets including oil and gas, utilities, transportation and field service. The Company delivers a data network service that provides 100% real-time wireless communications coverage to all of North America. This service is enabled by the Mobile Base Station hardware platform that provides data connectivity via cellular, satellite, and WiFi networks to enterprise back-office systems enabling field work force mobility. Wireless Matrix is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, and has offices in Burnaby, British Columbia.

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