Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading provider of business-to-business wireless enterprise applications and services, today announced the commercial availability of the Equipment Management Center, a service that combines the power of the GlobalTRACS® equipment management system with advanced reporting to enhance the abilities of construction equipment companies, rental companies and contractors to view equipment information where, when and how they need it.
The new service will facilitate increased productivity and profitability and can be tailored by Qualcomm's professional services team for each customer's specific business needs. The Equipment Management Center is designed to be flexible and easy to use - where critical information, from machine location and health, to rental status and preventive maintenance timing, is made available and easy to view. Customers can:
- Visually manage equipment location and condition, including the ability to aggregate and view all equipment simultaneously
- View important business information in a comprehensive overview map or zoom
- Obtain the data in a traditional, exportable report that can be imported into Microsoft Excel® for editing
- Subscribe equipment to groups and manage by type
- Automatically generate routing for service and equipment pick-up and delivery
With access to this enhanced information, customers can improve business and logistical planning across the entire enterprise.
Qualcomm's professional services team is available to work with customers to ensure that the data in the Equipment Management Center is customized for their specific business needs. Mapping features contain visual displays of equipment locations and status at a glance, including drill-down and zoom-to-view details of all equipment. Equipment displays include maintenance management, which shows all equipment currently due, past due or coming due for service, and can generate precise routing for dispatching service technicians. Other displays can include such information as identifying units scheduled for pick-up-which identifies all the equipment, including scheduling information-and a reporting status display that allows users to quickly identify units that have not reported in the last 24 hours. The initial release of the Equipment Management Center is designed to run via a Microsoft Windows® client-server application. Qualcomm plans to release a Web-based version of the service this Spring.
Qualcomm's Equipment Management Center allows users to view critical information, from machine location and health to preventive maintenance.
“Qualcomm continues to define itself as the industry leader with the release of the Equipment Management Center,” said Larry Cleary, vice president and general manager of construction equipment for Qualcomm Wireless Business Solutions. “This comprehensive yet simple to use visual and analytical tool will help our customers track and analyze vital equipment information, even for large volumes of equipment across multiple geographic areas.”
The GlobalTRACS equipment management system protects, tracks and manages equipment by providing actionable, operational and location information, as well as critical system alerts such as engine overheat. Companies using the GlobalTRACS system can reduce maintenance costs, identify and re-deploy underutilized and idle equipment, and create virtual boundaries with both entry and exit alerts. The GlobalTRACS system also helps to decrease unauthorized use and loss due to theft. By combining the GlobalTRACS system with the Equipment Management Center, construction equipment companies, rental companies and contractors can improve operational planning for better asset utilization, maintenance timing, fuel costs and theft prevention.
Since 1988, Qualcomm Wireless Business Solutions (QWBS) has provided integrated wireless systems and services to businesses around the world. QWBS delivers the actionable information businesses seek in order to operate at peak performance and improve the quality of life for its customers, their employees and the entire value chain. Qualcomm's world-class technology infrastructure, customer care and professional services enable QWBS to meet the increasingly complex needs of many industries, such as mobile enterprise, transportation and logistics, construction equipment and healthcare. QWBS' customer focus is based on the knowledge that leveraging technology is critical to creating business insight that helps clients achieve their vision.
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 2006 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 GlobalTRACS products are deployed, the extent and speed of adoption of the Equipment Management Center, 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 24, 2006, and most recent Form 10-Q.