SAN DIEGO -- October 28, 2002 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), the leader in mobile communications for the transportation industry, today announced the certification of transportation software providers Aurora Software, FreightDATA Software and GPSNet Technologies to its Partner Program. The newly certified software providers are part of a program, first established by Qualcomm in 1996, to recognize software companies that successfully integrate their transportation management software programs with Qualcomm's mobile communications systems.
"Qualcomm has long believed in and is committed to working with companies who bring value to their customers," said Glynn Spangenberg, vice president of transportation and logistics business operations for Qualcomm Wireless Business Solutions. "We created the Certified Software Providers program to recognize those companies that go the extra mile to not only integrate their software to Qualcomm's mobile communications system but do so in such a way that adds value to both solutions."
"FreightDATA Software is committed to providing best-of-breed solutions. Our relationship with Qualcomm is just one more example of that commitment to our current and future customers," said Todd Smith, director of sales and marketing at FreightDATA Software.
Bob Murphy, vice president of sales and marketing for Aurora Software said, "As a Qualcomm Certified Software Provider, we know that we can continue to provide excellent customer service and improved profitability for fleets using our integrated solution."
"By integrating with Qualcomm's wireless fleet management systems as a certified software provider, we will be able to offer our customers the strongest solution for transporting data between the shipper, carrier and receiver," said Stuart Sutton, president of GPSNet Technologies Inc.
Qualcomm's Certified Software Providers Program identifies companies that have successfully developed an interface between their transportation management software and Qualcomm's mobile communications software, known as QTRACS. Each program participant has met certain qualification standards to enter the program, which include developing the interface components to Qualcomm specifications, providing their transportation management system specifications and software support policy, and having an established customer base.
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. Today, Qualcomm's fleet management solutions continue to set the standard by offering products and services that meet and exceed the demands of a constantly changing marketplace. Now, with OmniExpress®, a Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA)-based digital wireless communications and tracking system, along with other industry-leading technologies, Qualcomm continues to expand into new mobile markets. Qualcomm is the industry's global leader in providing high-value wireless data solutions with a Network Management Center that processes more than seven million transactions each day and over 450,000 Qualcomm mobile systems shipped to businesses in more than 39 countries on four continents.
Established in 1984 to answer a widespread need for quality software in the freight industry, FreightDATA Software, Inc., provides a comprehensive suite of integrated applications which include full featured Dispatch, Rating, Billing, Manifesting, A/R, A/P, G/L, Driver Management&Payroll Credit&Collections, Financial Reporting, Statistics, Claims, Interlines, Equipment Maintenance, Tracking&Tracing and more for carriers (LTL, TL and Intermodal), warehouses, forwarders and brokers. Extended solutions include Web Tracing, Imaging, EDI, Fax and Mobile Communications. Experienced freight and computer staff are available for technical assistance 24 hours per day.
Since 1984, Aurora Software, Inc., has created software for LTL, intermodal, truckload and airfreight motor carriers. Aurora Software develops Trans*Eaz, a fully integrated set of software modules for operations and accounting designed specifically for transportation fleets.
GPSNet Technologies Inc. offers a complete solution targeted toward small to medium sized transportation firms in both the Expedite and TL segments of the industry. The GPS 411 application has been devised to enable carriers to quickly and easily deploy a state-of-the-art order entry, dispatch, billing, payroll, integrated satellite, integrated imaging, air tracking, integrated mapping, Web enabled software solution. Being an Internet based solution, deployment of the software can occur without any large capital outlay on behalf of the carrier. With seamless integration to the Internet, the carrier can also directly receive orders from, and send tracking information to, their customers in real time.
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. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in theS&P500 Index and 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 extent to which the Company's OmniTRACS and other mobile communications products are 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.