Intelliworxx Launches ComWorxx Subsidiary for Telematics Services With ComROAD AG.
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SARASOTA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 27, 2000
Intelliworxx, Inc. ("Intelliworxx") (OTCBB OTCBB
See OTC Bulletin Board (OTCBB). :IWXX), a Florida based mobile technology corporation announced formation of a new subsidiary, ComWorxx, Inc. ("ComWorxx") dedicated to the emerging telematic services market for mobile applications. ComWorxx will operate as a majority owned subsidiary of Intelliworxx providing telematic services to fleet operators, automotive industry The automotive industry is the industry involved in the design, development, manufacture, marketing, and sale of motor vehicles. In 2006, more than 69 million motor vehicles, including cars and commercial vehicles were produced worldwide. and consumers 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. . ComROAD AG (Neuer Markt:RD4) holds a significant minority interest in the new Company.
Telematics consists of wireless telecommunication and information technology networks that enable the delivery of client and location specific online services to mobile users. The ComROAD GTTS Gtts Drops per minute (medical)
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GTTS Grupo de Trabajo en Tecnologías del Software (Global Transport Telematics Services) Telematic service centers incorporate readily available technologies like GPS (Global Positioning Software), GSM (Global Systems for Mobile Communications) and the Internet with server based Refers to hardware or software that runs in the server. Contrast with client based. applications that provide the technology backbone for key vehicle applications such as fleet management, road assistance, traffic information, news, navigation and more.
ComROAD has quickly developed a worldwide presence, supporting company and partner managed GTTS-telematic service centers in over twenty-seven countries. Core to the rapid development are a complete line of products and support that extend from the telematic service center to ubiquitous handheld devices used by millions of consumers. ComWorxx will deploy ComROAD's service center support technology that includes MapCOM(TM) Server, InfoCOM(TM) Server and NavCOM(TM) Server. They provide the backbone of wireless mobile services accessed by businesses and consumers alike.
ComROAD also manufactures and supplies in-vehicle computers that can operate with a host of end point devices, including PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) A handheld computer for managing contacts, appointments and tasks. It typically includes a name and address database, calendar, to-do list and note taker, which are the functions in a personal information manager (see PIM). (Personal Digital Assistant) devices from Casio, Hewlett Packard, Compaq, Palm and Handspring. The development of ComROAD's Snap@Drive through cooperation with Casio enables these devices to receive text data, which is then converted to speech and provided to the user in audio form. Snap@Drive encompasses a telematic browser, a flexible in-vehicle fixture and an interchangeable PDA adapter. Intelliworxx' own VoiceTablet(TM) can also be deployed as the on-board computer for businesses whose fleet operators may also require computing mobility for data centric applications optimized outside the vehicle, a voice interface or simply high performance applications. In addition to the variety of products already available for delivering telematic solutions, ComROAD and Intelliworxx will collaborate on next generation products that continue to simplify the user interface and expand functionality. ComWorxx will leverage the telematics market leadership (customers, products, standards, partners, vision) of ComROAD and Intelliworxx' in-vehicle experience (voice, touch, CarPC) to quickly deploy marketable services in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. . ComWorxx' initial telematics service center is expected to be fully operational with initial beta customers within sixty days. The initial sales and marketing efforts will be directed at fleet management for businesses, followed by automotive and consumer targets. Existing fleet management customers of ComROAD include companies like Unilever (NYSE NYSE
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Bodo Schnabel, Chief Executive Officer of ComROAD said "Intelliworxx experience in 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 and voice applications are ideal fits with ComROAD for the telematics market. We are well positioned to capitalize on the expected growth of telematics and GSM."
Oscar Williams, 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 Intelliworxx offered, "The infrastructure available to us with ComROAD and their ability to rapidly react with technology advancements such as. GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) The first high-speed digital data service provided by cellular carriers that used the GSM technology. GPRS added a packet-switched channel to GSM, which uses dedicated, circuit-switched channels for voice conversations. and UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) The GSM implementation of the 3G wireless phone system. Part of IMT-2000, UMTS provides service in the 2 GHz band and offers global roaming and personalized features. provide us a strong foundation to move ComWorxx forward quickly in the U.S. telematics marketplace."
ComROAD Aktiengesellschaft, established in 1995, is the worldwide leader for the development and commercialization of telematic networks. Through the integration of globally available technologies such as GPS (Global Positioning System Global Positioning System: see navigation satellite.
Global Positioning System (GPS)
Precise satellite-based navigation and location system originally developed for U.S. military use. ), GSM (Global System of Mobile Communication) and web-based Information systems, the company has created a worldwide network for telematic services which is currently operating in 27 countries. ComROAD's range of products includes applications for traffic telematic services (such as security monitoring, fleet management, off-board navigation and road assistance) and the provision of communication, information and entertainment services for mobile use via headquarters in Unterschlei(beta)heim near Munich and further locations in Sarasota, FL USA, and Hongkong, China. ComROAD ensures 24/7 operations of telematic control centers in three major world time zones. For the business year 2000, ComROAD expects a turnover of DM 80 million.
Intelliworxx, Inc. creates, develops and markets mobile multimedia computing solutions for commercial and government use. Specializing in voice-activated systems the company's core technologies include portable computing devices for wired, wireless and web environments, interactive MentorWorxx (Performance Support) software systems and other computing solutions aimed at vertical industries where user mobility is crucial. Intelliworxx products and technologies are sold on a worldwide basis through key resellers and strategic partners. For additional information visit www.intelliworxx.com.
MapCOM, InfoCOM, NavCOM, and Snap @ Drive are registered trademarks of ComROAD.
Intelliworxx corporate offices are located at 1819 Main Street, 11th Floor, Sarasota, Florida 34236.
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