SAN DIEGO -- October 27, 2000 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), the leader in mobile communications for the transportation industry, today announced an agreement with XATA Corporation (Nasdaq: XATA), a supplier of on-board computer systems for transportation companies, that enables XATA to offer Qualcomm Wireless Business Solutions' (QWBS) Satellite Communications Modem (SCM) with their SmartCom™ application suite and XATA ONBOARD™ information system.
Qualcomm's SCM provides two-way data communications between intelligent third-party hardware and business or operations software, allowing users to communicate, collect, and manage data from on-board computers or any device that interfaces with an RS-232 or J1708 port. XATA has combined the Qualcomm SCM with their XATA ONBOARD system and SmartCom application suite to provide an enterprise-wide, real-time logistics management solution for private fleet and other transportation market segments, delivering continuous and ubiquitous communications nationwide. This solution is currently available and will offer customers the ability to lower administrative costs while adhering to current and anticipated federal safety and operational mandates, including reporting driver hours of service and state line crossings for accurate fuel tax calculations. Messages and position reports will be processed through Qualcomm's state-of-the-art Network Management Center.
"Qualcomm is pleased to partner with one of the leading on-board application providers for the private fleet market," stated George Dunn, vice president and general manager for United States and Canadian operations for Qualcomm Wireless Business Solutions. "Our ability to offer real-time communications solutions to new segments continues to make Qualcomm a strategic leader in mobile communications."
"SmartCom's real-time notification is triggered by on-board exception conditions and events, which are defined and selected by users, ensuring only critical information is reported to fleet management. Due to the importance of this information, reliable message delivery is essential," said Tom Flies, senior vice president of product development for XATA Corporation. "Qualcomm's SCM will provide XATA customers with the proven technology and unmatched reliability required for exception-based communications."
XATA Corporation is a leading provider of on-board technology to the transportation industry. Based in Minneapolis, Minn., XATA develops mobile systems, software and enterprise-wide logistics management solutions that improve fuel economy, on-time delivery, asset utilization and driver productivity.
Qualcomm has helped the transportation industry become more efficient since 1988 when the OmniTRACS system began to provide transportation companies with an innovative and effective way of managing logistics. QWBS' fleet management solutions continue to set the standard by offering new products and services that meet the demands of a constantly changing marketplace. With a Network Management Center that processes more than five million transactions each day and over 350,000 Qualcomm mobile systems shipped to businesses in more than 37 countries on four continents, Qualcomm continues to lead the industry in providing wireless data solutions.
Qualcomm Incorporated (www.qualcomm.com) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on the Company's Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital technology. The Company's business areas include integrated CDMA chipsets and system software; technology licensing; Eudora® email software for Windows® and Macintosh® computing platforms; satellite-based systems including portions of the Globalstar™ system and wireless fleet management systems, OmniTRACS® and OmniExpress™. Qualcomm owns patents which are essential to all of the CDMA wireless telecommunications standards that have been adopted or proposed for adoption by standards-setting bodies worldwide. Qualcomm has licensed its essential CDMA patent portfolio to more than 90 telecommunications equipment manufacturers worldwide. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in theS&P500 Index and is a 2000 FORTUNE 500® company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.
Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, including the Company's ability to successfully design and have manufactured significant quantities of CDMA components on a timely and profitable basis, the extent and speed to which CDMA is deployed, change in economic conditions of the various markets the Company serves, as well as the other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 26, 1999, and most recent Form 10-Q.