Comworxx and i3 Mobile Partner to Deliver In-Vehicle Wireless Internet and PIM Services.Business Editors
SARASOTA, Fla. & STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 5, 2001
Comworxx, a leader in the development and commercialization of telematics Originally coined to mean the convergence of telecommunications and information processing, the term later evolved to refer to automation in automobiles. GPS navigation, integrated hands-free cellphones, wireless communications and automatic driving assistance systems all come under the systems in North and South America South America, fourth largest continent (1991 est. pop. 299,150,000), c.6,880,000 sq mi (17,819,000 sq km), the southern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. , and i3 Mobile, Inc. (Nasdaq: IIIM IIIM International Institute of Islamic Medicine
IIIM Islamic Information Institute of Manitoba ), a leader in innovative wireless media solutions, today announced a partnership that will give Comworxx customers seamless access to a feature-rich set of content and services in their vehicles and on the Web.
The customizable services, which are scheduled to be available the second quarter of 2001, will be offered through Comworxx's Global Transport Telematic System (GTTS Gtts Drops per minute (medical)
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GTTS Grupo de Trabajo en Tecnologías del Software ) to their in-vehicle computer system which currently provides car and truck owners with emergency roadside assistance, point-to-point navigation, and other location-based services See mobile positioning. . Planned offerings include traffic alerts, news headlines, sports scores, ski area condition reports, severe weather alerts, and stock quotes. Personal Information Management (PIM (1) (Protocol Independent Multicast) A multicast routing protocol endorsed by the IETF. Used in conjunction with an existing unicast routing protocol, it comes in two flavors: Dense Mode (PIM-DM) is used when recipients in the target group are in a concentrated ) services such as e-mail and calendaring services are also planned. All services will use Comworxx' text to speech technology to 'read' information to users while in their vehicles.
Each customer will have a personal profile that will allow them to receive and manage their services from their vehicles or from the Web using i3 Mobile's i3 (m)Power Portal(TM) technology. The i3 (m)Power Portal is a highly customizable, integrated wireless and wired platform architecture that offers seamless access to content and services. From a personalized home page See personal portal. , customers will be able to choose the specific content that they want to receive on the Web or while in their vehicle.
In addition, customers will be able to request information on- demand from their vehicles. Many of these two-way services, such as traffic and weather, are location-based, and use Comworxx GPS technology to determine users' exact geographic position and deliver information tailored to the user's current position. Other two-way services include flight information, real-time stock quotes, sports scores, local news, and directory services that allow users to find their nearest ATM or gas station and receive directions on how to get there.
The market for telematics technology is on the rise. The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America See ITS. ) expects that by 2010, $400 billion will be spent on telematics applications worldwide.
"Today's population is increasingly mobile, with many of us spending significant portions of the day in our cars. At i3 Mobile, we're creating products that address the needs of our users, and therefore have created an application that allows people to turn what is generally considered wasted time into productive time," said John A. Lack, president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of i3 Mobile. "Working with Comworxx presents us with the opportunity to extend our reach in providing personalized services to users in their vehicles."
"i3 Mobile's wireless content and applications are a valuable addition to our existing suite of telematic services," said Mike Jonas, CEO of Comworxx. "i3 Mobile's leadership and experience in developing sophisticated personalized wireless information solutions allows us to create a world class portal solution for our customers. Together, we plan to create new and exciting technologies for the emerging telematics marketplace."
Comworxx, Inc., is headquartered in Sarasota, FL. Comworxx was founded by Intelliworxx (OTCBB OTCBB
See OTC Bulletin Board (OTCBB). : IWXX), a mobile computing Using a computing device while in transit. Mobile computing implies wireless transmission, but wireless transmission does not necessarily imply mobile computing. Fixed wireless applications use satellites, radio systems and lasers to transmit between permanent objects such as buildings company, and Comroad AG, (Neuer Markt: RD4), a worldwide leader in telematics technology, to bridge the gap that exists between the telecommunications and vehicle industries. Comworxx provides telematics services through its Global Transport Telematics System and adds value to consumers by helping them safely connect to the wireless world, existing infrastructure, and most of all, to their personal information. For more information please visit www.comworxx.com.
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i3 Mobile (www.i3mobile.com) is a leading provider of wireless media solutions that enable wireless network operators, Web sites and enterprises to extend personalized, location-based information to their customers. As of the end of the third quarter of 2000, i3 Mobile had more than one million users receiving personalized information on mobile phones, pagers, PDAs and other wireless devices. i3 Mobile's services are available to more than 55 percent of the North American North American
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