TORONTO, ONTARIO - November 19, 2007 - AirIQ Inc. (TSX: IQ), a leader in Wireless Location-Based Services, specializing in Telematics and Security, today announced that it has signed an Agreement with Microsoft Canada Co. to advance AirIQ's mapping capabilities with Microsoft® Virtual Earth(TM) mapping software. AirIQ also added advanced functionality, which enables clients to easily customize name locations and to utilize map refreshing capabilities.
"Microsoft Virtual Earth will help clients to view both streetmap and aerial views to identify the whereabouts of their vehicles," stated Anne Taylor, Vice President Commercial Fleets. "With these enhancements, our clients will be able to quickly determine relevant location information, ensuring fleet security, productivity and operational savings."
"Businesses want to offer customers a powerful map visualization experience, and the Virtual Earth platform helps make that experience possible," said Mark Relph, Vice President, Development and Platform, Microsoft Canada. "At Microsoft, we continue to work with technology companies like AirIQ to provide their customers with relevant information delivered in a way that's visually compelling and easy to find."
With ongoing investments in innovation driven by customer feedback, the Virtual Earth platform continues to offer new map detail and imagery, feature enhancements, and robust platform capabilities. The latest release includes expanded geospatial accuracy, new development tools, and enhanced infrastructure, empowering organizations like AirIQ to build user connections and visualize data.
Steve Willey, President and Chief Executive Officer of AirIQ, said "Selective and continuous advancement of our core services is paramount to our continued success. We believe that with the recent launch of our GREEN Services for Fleets, release of our new Advanced Graphical User Interface, and use of this new and powerful mapping facility, AirIQ's clients will recover return on investment more quickly than ever."
AirIQ trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol IQ. A leader in Wireless Location Services, specializing in Telematics and Security, AirIQ is headquartered in Pickering, near Toronto, Canada, with an office in San Diego, California, U.S.A. The Company operates as a wireless Internet applications service provider specializing in location-based services. AirIQ's services are offered to three primary markets: Commercial Fleets; Consumer; and Marine Fleets. AirIQ gives vehicle and vessel owners the abilities to manage and protect their mobile assets. AirIQ's services include: vehicle locating, boundary notification, automated inventory, maintenance reminders, security alerts, vehicle disabling, unauthorized movement alerts and many more features. For additional information on AirIQ or its products and services, please visit the Company's website at www.airiq.com.
About Microsoft Canada
Established in 1985, Microsoft Canada Co. is the Canadian subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ "MSFT") the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft Canada provides nationwide sales, marketing, consulting and local support services in both French and English. Headquartered in Mississauga, Microsoft Canada has 10 regional offices across the country dedicated to empowering people through great software - any time, any place and on any device. For more information on Microsoft Canada, please visit www.microsoft.ca.
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