CAMPBELL, Calif. -- August 6, 2001 -- SnapTrack, Inc®, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), and TechnoCom Corporation®, today announced a joint effort to provide integration and deployment support for E9-1-1 emergency cell phone location and location-based commercial services for Qualcomm's SnapTrack-enhanced, gpsOne™-based wireless location systems. gpsOne technology provides industry-leading accuracy, availability and performance, and comprises a complete client-server-based wireless location systems solution for carriers worldwide, including integrated chipsets supporting multiple wireless standards and SnapTrack's SnapSmart™ Position Determination Entity (PDE) location server software. The agreement between the two companies establishes TechnoCom as the preferred field-test, engineering services, and integration contractor for carriers and SnapTrack OEMs for deployment services, trial management and implementation of gpsOne-based wireless location systems in the United States.
"We're very pleased to be working with TechnoCom, the premier wireless location system deployment and integration experts providing Phase II E9-1-1 implementations throughout the United States," said Bret Sewell, president of SnapTrack. "This greatly advances gpsOne deployment capabilities and provides carriers around the world with experienced gpsOne systems implementation expertise."
"By applying TechnoCom's wireless and location system deployment experience and tools to Qualcomm's commercial Hybrid Wireless Assisted GPS and gpsOne solutions, carriers will have access to best-of-breed wireless location technology, software, systems engineering, and integration and deployment services," said Mario Proietti, CEO of TechnoCom. "We'll guide carriers through their gpsOne deployment and provide on-going service assurance to cost-effectively maximize the performance of their gpsOne systems."
Under the agreement, SnapTrack will provide TechnoCom with training and experience on demonstration and validation utilities for SnapTrack's SnapSmart PDE server software, and TechnoCom will adapt its suite of location system deployment, testing and performance-monitoring applications for use with the SnapTrack SnapSmart system. SnapTrack and TechnoCom will also jointly develop and certify gpsOne field-test methods and procedures that will be used to ensure uniform standards for TechnoCom-managed deployment activities and trials.
Headquartered in Encino, California, TechnoCom Corporation provides systems engineering, services and products that enable location for a rapidly expanding range of global wireless applications. Founded in 1995, TechnoCom develops, integrates and deploys location systems for leading wireless carriers and location service providers to bring solutions for wireless E9-1-1 and location-based commercial services to market. TechnoCom is working with five of the top 10 U.S. carriers to enable their wireless E9-1-1 and location-based services and has developed a suite of tools for the design, deployment and testing of wireless location systems. TechnoCom also develops hardware and software based on its LM Exchange™ platform for GPS-based location services that provide solutions for mobile applications such as telematics, fleet management, mobile commerce, public safety and asset tracking. TechnoCom is led by a team that helped pioneer wireless location technology and has deployed and operated location systems around the world. For more information, please visit http://www.technocom-wireless.com.
Headquartered in Campbell, California, SnapTrack is focused on integrating GPS and two-way wireless technologies. SnapTrack's patented architecture offers anytime, anywhere, accurate, high-speed location of a wireless caller, even inside buildings where conventional GPS does not operate. SnapTrack pioneered Wireless Assisted GPS™ and owns patents that are fundamental to the cost-effective deployment of Wireless Assisted GPS-based location systems. The Company's Wireless Assisted GPS products include the SnapSmart location server software system, the SnapCore™ multi-mode GPS solution and the SnapWARN™ GPS reference service. SnapTrack has commercial agreements with major wireless chipset vendors that provide most of the wireless modem chipsets to the industry. In addition, many major carriers have chosen to deploy products and services incorporating SnapTrack technology. SnapTrack is a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm. For more information, please visit http://www.snaptrack.com.
Qualcomm Incorporated (www.qualcomm.com) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on the Company's CDMA digital technology. The Company's business areas include CDMA integrated circuits and system software; technology licensing; the Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless™ (BREW™) applications platform; Eudora® e-mail software; digital cinema systems; and satellite-based systems including portions of the Globalstar™ system and wireless fleet management systems, OmniTRACS® and OmniExpress™. Qualcomm owns patents that 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 100 telecommunications equipment manufacturers worldwide. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in theS&P500 Index and is a 2001 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 gpsOne 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 24, 2000, and most recent Form 10-Q.