Gearworks and Networks In Motion Partner to Provide Service-Driven Companies Voice and Map-Enabled Driving Directions via Mobile Devices

New Solution Delivers NIM's Advanced Visual Mapping Capabilities Through Gearworks' Mobile Workforce Management Software to Provide Customers Increased Productivity and Improved Customer Service

MINNEAPOLIS & IRVINE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Sept. 12, 2006— Gearworks, a leading provider of on-demand mobile workforce management software, and Networks In Motion(TM) (NIM), an award-winning wireless navigation and location-based services (LBS) company, announced today a strategic partnership to provide service-driven companies powerful voice and map-enabled driving directions on a range of mobile devices.

The new solution delivers NIM's advanced mapping technology through Gearworks' mobile workforce management software -- a suite of wireless and Web-based solutions that leverage GPS-enabled mobile devices to provide customers real-time visibility and control of field workers' activities.

"In the challenging world of field service, getting there quickly and efficiently is half the battle," said Todd Krautkremer, chief executive officer for Gearworks. "Our partnership with NIM enables field service organizations to do so with state-of-the-art visual and voice-driven navigation and location-based points-of-interest, all seamlessly integrated into our mobile workforce management solution."

NIM's NAVBuilder(TM) Platform -- which provides a rich set of Java, BREW and Web APIs -- enabled Gearworks to quickly and easily integrate NIM's core location, content and navigation capabilities into its industry leading software.

"Our partnership with Gearworks demonstrates the scalability and ease of integration our NAVBuilder developer platform offers," said Steve Andler, vice president of marketing at Networks In Motion. "Through Gearworks, we now provide a range of highly customized location-based service applications for managing mobile workers that increase productivity and provide tangible return-on-investment."

About Networks In Motion

Networks In Motion(TM) (NIM) is an award-winning Wireless Navigation and LBS Company, with products that are built on a foundation of strategic patents, scalable and extensible server network, advanced mapping technology and integration with emerging wireless and positioning technologies. Founded in 2000, the company is headquartered in Irvine, Calif. More information is available at

About Gearworks

Minneapolis-based Gearworks ( is a leading provider of mobile workforce management software that enables service-driven companies - from Main Street to the Fortune 500 - to monitor, measure and manage their field operations at the point of delivery. The company's flagship product - etrace(R) - is a location-intelligent, wireless and Web-based solution that runs on a new generation of low-cost, application-enabled mobile devices. By providing dispatchers, operations managers and other service organization stakeholders with real-time visibility and control of field workers, workflow and activities, etrace enables businesses to make their workforces more productive, processes more efficient and consumers more delighted.

Gearworks Media and Analyst Contact:
Haberman & Associates
Brian Wachtler, 612-338-3900

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NIM Media and Analyst Contact:
Maples Communications, Inc.
Amy Johnsonbaugh or Pat Harriman, 949-855-3555

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Networks In Motion, Inc.
Steve Andler, 949-453-3807

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