Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading provider of business-to-business wireless enterprise applications and services, today announced that its Untethered Asset Management Service has received Defense Transportation Tracking System II (DTTS) certification by the U.S. Military Surface Deployment & Distribution Command (SDDC). DTTS certification of Qualcomm's trailer tracking service qualifies Qualcomm customers to transport U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) sensitive and other DTTS-monitored shipments. The certification was awarded after a series of tests conducted by SDDC and applies to Qualcomm's Untethered Asset Management System with integrated sensor capabilities for enhanced security.
The DoD is mandating that satellite tracking service providers such as Qualcomm support greater in-transit visibility for commercial carriers transporting ammunition, arms and explosives (AA&E) and other sensitive materials (OSM) shipments. The DoD mandate further states that these carriers must provide trailer tracking technology while under a DTTS-monitored van trailer load, and be prepared to do so by February 15, 2010. The DoD's primary objective is enhanced load security and immediate, exception-based alerting of unplanned events.
Successful completion of Hazards of Electromagnetic Radiation to Ordnance (HERO) testing is a prerequisite for final DTTS certification and Qualcomm was the first technology vendor to be HERO certified on its current platform. Because no hardware changes were required to attain HERO certification, commercial carriers using Qualcomm platforms and services can save valuable time and money by precluding the need to replace outdated or non-certifiable hardware.
“Qualcomm has been a key technology partner supporting DTTS since the late 1980s,” said Norm Ellis, vice president of transportation and logistics sales and service for Qualcomm Enterprise Services. “Our approach to supporting DTTS' trailer tracking requirements and DTTS commercial carriers is unique in that the tractor and trailer solutions are viewed holistically as an integrated solution, which is a significant benefit to our customers. With this latest technology enhancement, DTTS remains a showcase for the safe and secure transportation of hazardous and other sensitive materials.”
DTTS was one of the earliest adopters of Qualcomm's technology and all current DTTS carriers use Qualcomm in-cab telematics technology. The primary mission of DTTS is to be the single DoD program tasked to ensure the safe and secure movement of all DoD AA&E and OSM within the continental U.S. using satellite technology and 24-hour oversight. A secondary mission, accomplished through data integration, is to support U.S. Transportation Command's in-transit and asset visibility objectives.
Since 1988, Qualcomm Enterprise Services has provided integrated wireless systems and services to transportation and logistics companies around the world. With more than 1.3 million mobile units shipped to businesses in 39 countries on four continents, Qualcomm Enterprise Services delivers the business insight these companies need in order to operate at peak performance and provide superior customer service. Backed by a global, 24x7, world-class technology infrastructure, customer care and professional services, QES is positioned to meet and exceed the increasingly complex and business-critical needs of its more than 2,500 clients.
Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) 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 100 Index, the S&P 500 Index and is a 2009 FORTUNE 500® company. For more information, please visit www.qualcomm.com.