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SkyBitz Partners with KORE

October 8, 2009

The remote asset management systems provider will leverage KORE’s wireless network to expand its cellular-based GPS tracking options. The new suite of SkyBitz products will include both GSM- and CDMA-capable devices.

STERLING, VA, and RESTON, VA /PRNewswire/ -- SkyBitz announced it is expanding its solution suite to include cellular-based GPS tracking options. Leveraging the powerful network of KORE Telematics, the "world's largest digital wireless services provider specializing in machine-to-machine (M2M) communications," the new suite of SkyBitz solutions will include both GSM- and CDMA-capable devices. The agreement with KORE now enables SkyBitz to provide a single source for M2M solutions.

"With this new offering, SkyBitz offers a broader range of solutions to address customers' immediate needs and to empower them to improve and grow their businesses," said SkyBitz CEO and president Homaira Akbari. "The convergence of these technologies also unlocks even more opportunities for innovation as remote asset management continues to expand into new applications and markets."

SkyBitz's expanded solutions suite is ideal for local delivery, waste management and truckload operations that have a need for a high level of reporting. The new product design also allows for easier installation on flatbed operations. SkyBitz customers can enjoy greater security and information transparency to their operations with the addition of compatible sensors. Plus, customers can obtain speed, heading, mileage, arrival and departure notifications.

"KORE leads the market in providing fully integrated GSM and CDMA network services using common platforms and tools, enabling market leading applications partners to deliver a comprehensive set of M2M-based solutions to their customer base," said Alex Brisbourne, president and COO, KORE Telematics. "We are particularly pleased to be powering SkyBitz expansion into terrestrial services given their long history of satellite leadership, helping them to drive cost, efficiency and security improvements for remote asset applications."

"Our customers are going to be able to win more business," Craig Montgomery, SkyBitz senior vice president of marketing and business development, said. "This new addition to our solution suite will provide even more customer dispatch operations and management teams with accurate and real-time information to improve day-to-day operations, asset utilization and better customer service."

Information is delivered to end-users via SkyBitz's InSight Asset Management Tool, a best-in-class software application for tracking, monitoring and managing a broad range of assets for multiple industries.

About KORE
KORE Telematics is the "world's largest fully digital wireless network provider, specializing exclusively in the rapidly expanding M2M communications market." Companies in fields as diverse as security, utilities, health care, and fleet management, as well as government agencies, are implementing M2M solutions to achieve productivity gains, cost management, environmental improvement, and expanded customer services. Through its extensive network of application and hardware partners, KORE enables complete solutions for vehicle tracking, homeland security, automated metering, and dozens of other M2M applications. KORE's long-term, direct agreements with tier 1 wireless operator partners allow it to offer a range of technologies—including GSM, HSPA, CDMA, and EV-DO—that ensures the greatest possible reliability and coverage.

About SkyBitz
SkyBitz is the "leading remote asset management solution provider," providing real-time information on the location and status of assets to customers in the fields of transportation, energy, and government. SkyBitz delivers a reliable, easy-to-use solution that provides in-transit visibility and assessment of assets anytime, anywhere. More than 600 enterprises rely on cost-effective SkyBitz technology to achieve total asset visibility, improve security, lower operating and capital expenses, and enhance customer service. SkyBitz is a privately held company backed by CIBC Capital Partners, Highstar Capital, Inverness Graham Investments, Motorola Ventures, and ITV, a fund of Cordova Ventures.

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