SAN DIEGO -- October 29, 2001 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), the leader in mobile communications for the transportation industry, today announced the availability of QTRACS®/Web, a new Web-based interface to the OmniTRACS® and OmniExpress® mobile communications systems. QTRACS/Web helps trucking companies manage two-way data communication with their fleet. This secure, easy-to-use, Web-based product allows companies to access their fleet data through a Web browser and view current and historical vehicle locations, and display them on a scalable, street-level map.
"QTRACS/Web provides trucking companies with flexibility, as it lets dispatchers and managers access fleet information from outside the office, such as from home," said Chris Wolfe, president of Qualcomm Wireless Business Solutions. "Qualcomm's Web-based service also helps trucking companies with multiple facilities to streamline their operations and improve their productivity, since all terminals, regardless of their location, have access to the same information."
QTRACS/Web is available in two versions: Customer-Hosted and Qualcomm-Hosted. QTRACS/Web Customer-Hosted is for companies who prefer to host and maintain their own Web server, and who have multiple offices connected via a network. This version provides advanced functions such as security, maintenance and integration at the central office, and user functions such as access to key operational data from remote offices. QTRACS/Web Qualcomm-Hosted is for customers who prefer access to fleet data via the Internet. For customers electing to use QTRACS/Web Qualcomm-Hosted, Qualcomm hosts and maintains all servers, software and customer data.
Qualcomm has helped the transportation industry become more efficient since 1988 when the introduction of the OmniTRACS mobile communications system provided transportation companies with an innovative and effective way of managing logistics. Its fleet management solutions continue to set the standard by offering products and services that meet the demands of a constantly changing marketplace. With the introduction of OmniExpress, a Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA)-based digital wireless communications and tracking system, along with asset tracking and other industry-leading technologies, Qualcomm continues to expand into new mobile markets. With a Network Management Center that processes more than seven million transactions each day and over 400,000 Qualcomm mobile systems shipped to businesses in more than 32 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 CDMA digital technology. The Company's business areas include CDMA chipsets 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 (including but not limited to express or implied statements regarding the performance of, demand for and sales of Qualcomm Wireless Business Solutions products) that are subject to risks and uncertainties, including the extent and speed to which QTRACS/Web and other Qualcomm Wireless Business Solutions products are designed, developed and accepted in the marketplace, 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.