Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leader in providing wireless data solutions, today announced that C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. (Nasdaq: CHRW), one of North America’s largest third-party logistics companies, has selected Qualcomm’s OmniOne® mobile communications system as its wireless workforce solution. C.H. Robinson will be enhancing its logistics operations with Qualcomm’s mobile communications solutions, allowing contract carriers to receive load assignments and send shipment status updates via an OmniOne system-enabled mobile phone. Qualcomm’s OmniOne system allows data to be easily integrated with a carrier’s dispatch and back-office systems, helping to increase productivity and reduce the number of missed loads.
"By implementing Qualcomm’s OmniOne solution, we expect to see immediate benefits for our company as well as our customers and carriers," said Mark Walker, vice president of transportation at C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. "The system will help our contract carriers to work more productively while on the road, and will enable us to communicate information with greater efficiency, saving time and money while improving customer service."
"We are proud to be enabling the wireless workforce for the transportation industry with a prestigious partner like C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc.," said Chris Wolfe, president of Qualcomm Wireless Business Solutions. "C.H. Robinson has very high service standards, and we are pleased that they have selected Qualcomm’s OmniOne solution for their contract carriers to realize better efficiencies throughout their third-party logistics operation."
OmniOne is a low-cost transportation application for mobile phones that provides trucking companies, affiliate fleets and subcontractors a powerful, portable communications tool that enables drivers and dispatchers to receive and send assignments, status updates and other information. OmniOne seamlessly integrates with Qualcomm’s OmniTRACS® and OmniExpress® systems as well as other back office systems, features two-way data communication, data integration, store-and-forward guaranteed messaging, and other services such as directions.
The OmniOne application is designed to run on Qualcomm’s BREW™ solution. The BREW system enables the development and monetization of advanced applications and content, allowing operators and OEMs to differentiate their products and services and increase revenues.
Founded in 1905, C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., is a global provider of multimodal transportation services and logistics solutions, serving over 16,000 customers through a network of 158 offices in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. C.H. Robinson is one of the largest third-party logistics companies in North America, with 2003 gross revenues of $3.6 billion.
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. Qualcomm has shipped over 500,000 Qualcomm mobile systems to businesses in more than 39 countries on four continents.
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 the S&P 500 Index and is a 2003 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 extent and speed to which OmniOne, OmniTRACS and OmniExpress 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 28, 2003, and most recent Form 10-Q.