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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) 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 (HERO) certification for transporting DoD 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 financially backed by CIBC, AIG Highstar Capital, Inverness Capital Partners, Motorola Ventures and ITV, a fund of Cordova Ventures. For additional information, visit
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Date:Jul 25, 2007
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