Software Templates track and document refrigerant use.

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FX Mobile® software provides templates for readings, tasks, and diagnostics specific to documenting and tracking refrigerant use as required by EPA Section 608. Templates are pre-loaded onto field service worker's mobile device. Refrigerant tracking data is captured electronically using wireless handheld laptop or desktop PC. Data is included on customer work order summary report and is sent to FX Service Center for storage on company database.



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FieldCentrix Industry Templates Track Refrigerants to Help Field Service Companies Avoid Government Penalties



Irvine, Calif. - August 26, 2002 - FieldCentrix®, the largest and most experienced provider of mobile, Internet-based software for field service companies, now offers industry templates that provide readings, tasks, and diagnostics specific to documenting and tracking refrigerant use as required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Section 608.

Section 608 requires anyone buying refrigerants or servicing refrigeration systems to keep detailed records of the disposition of the product. For example, technicians servicing appliances that contain refrigerant must provide the equipment owner with an invoice indicating the amount of refrigerant added, the service performed, and the date of service. The equipment owner must be able to produce these records if audited. The service company is also responsible for keeping the same records.

"Today, most service companies use labor-intensive manual paperwork to track refrigerant," said Judy Johnson, FieldCentrix senior vice president of marketing. "FieldCentrix industry templates provide an automated, efficient and permanent way to track and report refrigerant handling and usage. It makes the mobile worker's job easier, while providing the documentation needed by customers and the service company to comply with the regulation."

"It is imperative that refrigerant is properly tracked," said Carlos Villareal, FieldCentrix director of corporate development. "If a government audit determines a service company or an equipment owner has incomplete records, they face fines and the loss of certification to purchase or use refrigerants."

FieldCentrix Industry Templates
Industry templates are a key feature of the FieldCentrix FX Mobile® product, software that is designed for mobile field service worker. Industry templates are predefined checklists with diagnostics, tasks, and readings that are pre-loaded onto a field service worker's mobile device. Refrigerant tracking data is captured electronically using a wireless handheld laptop, or a desktop PC running FieldCentrix's FX Mobile software.

The data is included on the work order summary report provided to a customer and sent to FX Service Center where it becomes part of the company's database.

FieldCentrix industry templates document, track, and report on refrigerant usage, including type and quantity, eliminating the need for a separate tracking system. And most importantly, information is easily accessible if a company is audited.

FieldCentrix Enterprise
FieldCentrix Enterprise integrates wireless communications, handheld computers, laptops, and desktop PCs, advanced work flow software, and the Internet to automate field service operations including communication between the field technician and the office, receipt of work assignments, completion of work orders, and preparing information for invoice and payroll.

About FieldCentrix
Based in Irvine, Calif., FieldCentrix is the largest, most experienced provider of dispatch and mobile Internet-based software for the field service industry. The company's software addresses the problems associated with the costly maintenance and repair processes for mobile technicians, service companies, and manufacturers. For more information about FieldCentrix, call 1.888.552.0101, or visit the company's Web site at www.fieldcentrix.com.

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