SAN DIEGO -- February 18, 2002 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), the leader in mobile communications for the transportation industry, and Wynne Systems, the leader in business software for the equipment rental industry, today announced the launch of the integrated RentalMan® Dispatch Module with Qualcomm's wireless fleet management systemsOmniTRACS® andOmniExpress®. The RentalMan suite of software solutions enables its users to streamline critical business operations including, accounts payable, accounts receivable, purchasing, equipment maintenance, rental and sales management, and sales analysis.
Qualcomm's fleet management solutions enable equipment rental companies to more efficiently dispatch and route delivery and service vehicles, thereby reducing operational costs and capital expenditures on new vehicles. With Qualcomm's OmniTRACS and OmniExpress, rental companies are able to provide superior customer service by offering better information about equipment deliveries and service.
"The RentalMan integration is a critical step in seamlessly introducing Qualcomm's products to the existing business operations of the equipment rental industry," said Tim Lewis, senior director for heavy equipment operations for Qualcomm Wireless Business Solutions. "We look forward to working with Wynne Systems in helping current and future RentalMan customers to fully realize the cost and efficiency benefits of mobile data communications."
"The integration with Qualcomm's wireless business solutions provides a significant value add to our RentalMan dispatch module," said John Bureau, director of Wynne Systems. "Moreover, we now have the ability to rapidly develop customized macros within the application that enables each RentalMan user to customize the application to the specific manner in which they operate and dispatch their fleet, whether that fleet consists of one vehicle or 100,000 vehicles."
Wynne Systems (www.wynnesystems.com) is the leading developer of software for the rental industry.
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 OmniExpress, a Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA)-based digital wireless communications and tracking system, Qualcomm continues to expand into new mobile markets. And, 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 BREW applications platform; QChat™ push-to-talk technology; 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 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 30, 2001, and most recent Form 10-Q.