Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and other advanced wireless technologies, today announced the winners of the third annual 3G A-List™ Awards at CTIA Wireless I.T. ® & Entertainment 2005. After receiving a host of innovative nominations from a wide range of companies, public agencies and non-profit organizations, and announcing 19 finalists, the judges selected nine winners whose wireless data solutions are based on third-generation (3G) CDMA2000® 1X or 1xEV-DO technology. The winners were unveiled last night during a private reception hosted by Qualcomm.
The 3G A-List Awards were created to honor mobility at work, recognizing innovative and successful commercially-deployed enterprise wireless data solutions based on 3G CDMA standards. The companies were judged based on creativity and innovation, overall business impact and quantifiable return on investment (ROI).
"This year's winners illustrate the benefits 3G CDMA can bring to an organization such as increasing productivity, improving customer service satisfaction, driving new revenue and lowering overall costs," said Kristin Taylor, director of enterprise business development for Qualcomm. "For example, the number of nominated solutions based on 1xEV-DO technology quadrupled this year - an indicator of the increasing adoption and value of 1xEV-DO in the enterprise. This technology continues to drive the industry forward, making it possible for mobile workers to truly enjoy the promise and results of mobile connectivity."
The 2005 3G A-List Awards winners in each category are:
Small Company: LaserCraft
Deployed wireless enabled, fixed and mobile automated traffic-enforcement camera systems with AirLink Raven Modems using the Verizon Wireless CDMA2000 1X network
Medium Company: Liquid Investments
Improved the productivity of its account managers and enhanced the overall level of customer service with Sprint PCS Connection Card by Novatel Wireless™ (Merlin S620TM) and CDMA2000 1X service provided through Sprint
Large Company: Unisys
Deployed more that 1,500 Sprint PCS VisionSM Smart Device PPC-6601 devices across North America to enhance its call ticket management efficiency and improve customer service with Sprint's CDMA2000 1X solution
Government or Public Agency: Ogden Air Logistics Center at Hill Air Force Base
Expedited the delivery of parts by improving performance of its applications through the use of IBM WebSphere application server and Sprint's CDMA2000 1X data network plus seamless 802.11b transition
Non-Profit Organization: CareFirst (BlueCrossBlueShield
Extended the effectiveness of its DrFirst e-prescribing tool through Sprint's CDMA2000 1X data service
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Implementation: Urban Display Network
Improved the reliability of multimedia content uploads to its LED video boards that display advertising using Sierra Wireless PC cards and 1xEV-DO service with Verizon Wireless
Technical Innovation: iSECUREtrac
Provided ubiquitous, live GPS tracking of offenders across the country via Personal Tracking Units that use AnyDATA wireless modules with CDMA2000 1X and 1xEV-DO data capabilities through Verizon Wireless
Business Innovation: Applebee's
Enhanced its "Carside to Go" takeout service with wireless credit card system that allows servers to process payments at the customers vehicle using Commerciant's MobileScape device with Sprint's CDMA2000 1X data service
Next Generation Computing: Lenovo
Launched the world's first notebook computer with integrated high-speed EV-DO wireless functionality with embedded modules provided by Sierra Wireless and with 1xEV-DO service provided through Verizon Wireless
More information on the 2005 3G A-List Awards honorees and their innovative solutions can be found at: http://www.3galist.com/winners.html.
Qualcomm Incorporated (www.qualcomm.com) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on CDMA and other advanced technologies. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in the S&P 500 Index and is a 2005 FORTUNE 500® company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.