Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading provider of wireless data solutions, and Integrated Decision Support Corporation (IDSC), a leading developer of decision support software, today announced the launch of In-Cab Fuel Services jointly developed by Qualcomm and IDSC.
These unique and powerful new services leverage existing capabilities of Qualcomm’s OmniTRACS® and OmniExpress® fleet management solutions, and IDSC’s industry-leading fuel optimization tools to deliver fuel purchase recommendations directly to drivers. The Fuel Query service offers general fuel pricing information at fuel stops in the vicinity of a driver’s current location, while the Trip Planning service provides a complete fuel optimization plan including high-level routing, recommended fuel stops and purchase quantities.
“At a time when fuel prices are threatening to erode industry profits, these services greatly enhance the value that our customers can realize from their investments in Qualcomm fleet management solutions,” said Norm Ellis, vice president and general manager of transportation and logistics, Qualcomm Wireless Business Solutions. “We are pleased to work with IDSC to leverage capabilities of both our organizations in the development and delivery of these unique services, which we believe provide compelling value to our mutual customers.”
The driver-initiated Fuel Query and Trip Planning services allow companies of all sizes to access the industry’s leading fuel purchase decision support tools and automatically deliver the results directly to drivers. Companies may also tailor purchase recommendations delivered by the services to their specific operating profiles by entering discount structures and preferred fuel stops at a secure website.
“These services that we have jointly developed with Qualcomm offer a fast and convenient way to access our optimization-based decision support systems, while avoiding high systems integration costs,” said Dr. Richard Murphy, president and chief executive officer, IDSC. “The services will allow companies to capitalize on their investments in mobile communications to generate considerable savings in fuel expenses.”
Integrated Decision Support Corporation (IDSC) celebrates over 25 years as a leading provider of decision support software for the truckload carrier, serving customers representing over 70,000 power units and the “Top 100” carrier market. IDSC is recognized as a pioneer in the industry for developing innovative software technologies that include the first power-to-load
match optimization introduced in 1978 and the first fuel optimization program introduced in 1994. IDSC is committed to providing customers with a strategic advantage by accelerating profitability through the use of optimization-based decision support planning and execution software. For more information, visit www.idscnet.com.
Qualcomm is the industry’s global leader in providing high-value wireless data solutions with Network Operations Centers that process more than nine million transactions each day. Qualcomm has shipped more than 567,000 Qualcomm mobile systems to businesses in 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 2004 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 extent and speed to which 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 26, 2004, and most recent Form 10-Q.