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SkyBitz Receives UL 913 Compliance.



Meets Requirements to Track Hazmat Shipments for Quality Distribution

STERLING, Va. -- SkyBitz, the leading provider of Global Locating System (GLS GLS - Guy Lewis Steele, Jr. ) trailer tracking technology for the trucking industry, has been awarded the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) 913 Intrinsically Safe Apparatus and Associated Apparatus Compliance for its signature GLS 210 trailer tracking hardware. This certification is the highest qualification necessary to track dangerous shipments that have ignitable concentrations of flammable gases, vapors or liquids over road, rail or barge.

"The universally recognized UL 913 compliancy enables our customers who transport hazmat to state with certainty to their customers that every component in our GLS 210 trailer tracking hardware meets the most stringent safety requirements," said Roni Taylor, executive vice president of SkyBitz. "This qualification as an intrinsically safe operation means our customers can use the SkyBitz hardware to track even the most flammable hazmat shipments."

"SkyBitz understood our need to provide trailer tracking capabilities to all of our customers so that we can optimize our suite of information tools," explained Cliff Dixon, IT project manager for Tampa-based Quality Distribution, parent company of Quality Carriers - the largest bulk transportation company in North America. "With the UL 913-compliant status for the GLS 210, we'll now be able to meet our customers' requests for the enhanced security provided through end-to-end trailer monitoring."

In addition to the UL 913 compliancy, SkyBitz also holds the Department of Defense (DoD) Hazards of Electromagnetic Radiation to Ordnance The danger of accidental actuation of electro-explosive devices or otherwise electrically activating ordnance because of radio frequency electromagnetic fields. This unintended actuation could have safety (premature firing) or reliability (dudding) consequences. Also called HERO.  (HERO) certification for transporting DoD munitions mu·ni·tion  
n.
War materiel, especially weapons and ammunition. Often used in the plural.

tr.v. mu·ni·tioned, mu·ni·tion·ing, mu·ni·tions
To supply with munitions.
 and ordnance. The HERO certification acknowledges that the SkyBitz hardware has been stringently tested and proven safe around electrically initiated devices (EIDs).

About SkyBitz

SkyBitz developed the revolutionary Global Locating System (GLS) technology to give customers the ability to track un-powered assets by utilizing wireless satellite technology and centralized position calculations. The two-way GLS mobile communicator is compact, easy to install and provides multi-year battery life. More than 380 fleets currently rely on the cost-effective SkyBitz GLS technology to track more than 130,000 trailers and containers and achieve total asset visibility, improve security, lower operating costs and enhance customer service. Headquartered in Sterling, Va., SkyBitz is a privately held company privately held company

A firm whose shares are held within a relatively small circle of owners and are not traded publicly.
 financially backed by CIBC CIBC Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
CIBC Centres Interinstitutionnels de Bilan de Compétences
CIBC Commonwealth Institute of Biological Control (Trinidad)
CIBC Commercial International Brokerage Company
, AIG AIG addressee indicator group (US DoD)
AIG American International Group, Inc
AiG Answers in Genesis (religious group in defense of Scripture)
AIG Artificial Intelligence Group
AIG Australian Industry Group
 Highstar Capital, Inverness Capital Partners, Motorola Ventures and ITV (1) See interactive TV.

(2) (iTV) The code name for Apple's video media hub (see Apple TV).
, a fund of Cordova Cordova, Spain: see Córdoba.  Ventures. For additional information, visit www.skybitz.com.
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