DeWALT's MOBILELOCK(TM) Leverages Numerex GPS and Location-Based Services with Sprint's Wireless Network for Unique Mobile Asset Tracking Solution
ATLANTA, Oct. 10 / -- Numerex Corp. (NASDAQ:NMRX), a leader in M2M (machine-to-machine) wireless communications, today announced expansion of its network capabilities and location-based services (LBS) throughout North America using Sprint's (NYSE:S) Nationwide Sprint PCS Network and GPS (Global Positioning System) technology. Numerex will offer a new portfolio of network and mobile tracking technologies to M2M distribution partners, application service providers, and customers utilizing Sprint's Nationwide Sprint PCS Network. The new capabilities provide precise, real-time tracking for mobile asset and fleet management, package and parcel tracking, inventory control, as well as improved visibility into remote operations.
"We value partners like Numerex in offering advanced network technology that improves the quality of our customers' business operations by reliably delivering high-value, location-specific information across all of North America," said Jack Christie, Director, Business Solutions Partners -- Wireless Location & Embedded Solutions, Sprint. "Location-based services represent a significant market opportunity to bring end users a new level of accuracy, cost-savings, and convenience."
An emerging category of mobile wireless solutions, LBS provide improved granularity for pinpoint monitoring of remote devices based on their location. The addition of LBS capabilities expands Numerex Networks(TM) M2M capabilities as it brings Sprint additional market opportunities for delivering highly- relevant services to subscribers.
Construction industry leader DeWALT is the first to introduce a unique M2M solution that leverages Numerex's state-of-the-art locating capabilities and GPS technology. DeWALT's MOBILELOCK(TM) GPS alarm system is designed specifically for the construction industry to help stem the losses of more than $1 billion in mobile assets each year on construction job sites. A stand- alone, portable, rugged wireless locating and alarm system that is easily and securely mounted to construction equipment, MOBILELOCK features a GPS locator that helps locate lost or stolen assets, and transmits an alarm any time a protected piece of equipment is disturbed.
With LBS, a device's physical location is leveraged to provide location- relevant information -- for example, high-value construction equipment misplaced, lost or stolen can be located with precise coordinates. An alert can also be delivered if equipment is disturbed with the slightest movement. LBS represent new revenue opportunities for application service providers and integration partners -- and access to highly-relevant, timely information for end users.
"We are pleased that our longstanding partner and industry leader DeWALT is the first to introduce a new solution for its customers that leverages location-based services to protect mobile assets," said Mike Marett, Chief Operating Officer for Numerex. "That is precisely what our relationship with Sprint is about -- continuing to leverage advanced network technology in order to provide our partners expanded M2M technology and service opportunities through our Airdesk Wireless Mobile Division."
DeWALT's MOBILELOCK is supported by a growing portfolio of solutions from Airdesk Mobile for mobile asset tracking. In July, Numerex announced Airdesk Mobile, a complete, single-source solution that supports the entire vehicle tracking market.
Numerex Corp. (NASDAQ:NMRX) is a leader in providing wireless fixed and mobile machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, as well as a broad range of reliable, competitive network services and technology. A single-source provider for M2M requirements, Numerex enables real-time wireless data communications, monitoring, tracking, and service management tailored to the needs of each application, customer and industry, from vehicle location and tracking, to vending, security and utilities. Numerex products and services are primarily marketed and sold through alliance partners and indirect channels including integrators, licensees and distributors. Wireless M2M network services and solutions are delivered through the Airdesk Wireless division. Wireless security solutions are delivered through the Uplink Security division. In addition to its core M2M business, Numerex markets proprietary digital multimedia and collaboration products to the educational and distance learning markets. It also provides networking and integration services to major telecommunications companies. Numerex primarily serves customers throughout the United States, Canada and Latin America. The company is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. http://nmrx.com/
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