Alliance Enables @Road to Expand Reach in Southeast
FREMONT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 26, 2002--@Road(SM) (Nasdaq: ARDI - news), a leading provider of location-enhanced wireless Internet solutions for mobile resource management (MRM), today announced an agreement with Southern LINC® to expand the delivery of @Road services to key southeast regions. Southern LINC"s 127,000-square-mile iDEN coverage area includes Georgia, Alabama, southeast Mississippi and northwest Florida, including both metro and rural areas.
This alliance allows @Road to deliver its services over the Southern LINC network. These services leverage the @Road LocationSmart(TM) technology platform, which combines wireless communications, positioning and XML technologies to help businesses better manage their mobile workers.
"The combination of the @Road features and Southern LINC"s expansive metro/rural southeastern wireless data footprint will bring a tremendous value to our existing and potential customers yet to experience the powerful business voice and data offerings from Southern LINC,"" said Bob Dawson, president and CEO of Southern LINC. "Managers can access detailed location-based and work flow information giving them valuable insights to manage mobile workers more effectively. We are very excited about our new relationship with @Road and believe it will be beneficial to our customers.""
Benefits of the @Road suite of services include:
- Web access to the secure @Road MRM application
- Easy to view, zoomable maps showing mobile worker locations
- Work flow status reports enabling managers to view the activity and availability of their workers
- Work order and proof of delivery data collection applications to expedite critical information electronically
"We strive to help more and more businesses improve productivity wherever they are located,"" said Krish Panu, president and CEO of @Road. "Our relationship with Southern LINC furthers that effort by enabling us to deliver our services throughout the Southern LINC footprint.""
Based in Fremont, Calif., @Road is a publicly held company that provides location-enhanced wireless Internet solutions for mobile resource management. Its patented LocationSmart technology platform combines wireless communications, positioning and XML technologies with the Internet into a fully integrated network that supports the delivery of location-enhanced wireless Internet services for businesses and mobile professionals. For more information, please visit the company Web site at www.atroad.com.
About Southern LINC
Southern LINC, which stands for Long-range Integrated Network Communications, covers 127,000 square miles in the Southeast, including major metro and rural areas in Alabama, Georgia, southeastern Mississippi and northwest Florida. Using Motorola"s iDEN® technology, Southern LINC combines multiple communication services into one handset or installed device including Instant LINC(SM) two-way radio, phone service, numeric and text paging, wireless Internet access and wireless data access. More information about Southern LINC can be obtained by calling 800/818-LINC (5462) or visiting the Southern LINC Web site at www.southernlinc.com.
Southern Company (NYSE: SO - news) is an international energy company that operates more than 48,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity worldwide. It is one of the largest producers of electricity in the United States and one of the world"s largest independent power producers.
Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this press release are forward-looking statements involving risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the ability of @Road to successfully market and sell products and services in connection with the Southern LINC network, the infancy of the wireless data industry where there is no established market for @Road products and services, dependence of @Road on mobile data systems technology, wireless networks, network infrastructure and positioning systems owned and controlled by others, and general economic and political conditions. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in the @Road Report on Form 10-K dated March 30, 2001 and in its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. @Road undertakes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements contained in this press release.
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