WebTech Wireless and Tracking World Announce The Expansion of Partnership in Pakistan
Tracking World commissions dedicated Network Operations Center hosted by WebTech Wireless to accomodate subscriber growth
Burnaby, BC - April 3, 2006, WebTech Wireless (TSX-V:WEW), a leading supplier of mobile telematics, today announced an agreement with Tracking World to provide and install a dedicated Quadrant Portal to serve the growing market for personal automotive and commercial fleet telematics services in Pakistan. The system expansion follows a year of successful market trials, increasing subscriber growth and growing market opportunities with automobile manufacturers and commercial fleets in the region. The partnership gains WebTech access to a substantial market in Pakistan and provides Tracking World with proven solutions and ROI models for addressing personal automotive safety and security as well as more traditional telematics solutions for commercial fleets.
The expanded Tracking World system is also the first commercial Quadrant deployment using WebTech’s newly architected solution based on IBM’s xSeries servers and WebSphere software platform. The system is housed in WebTech’s hardened Network Operations Center, which utilizes the latest firewall and load balancing technology as well as a high availability configuration of power IBM xSeries servers. The in-vehicle solution is also based on WebTech’s proven WT5000 Locator platform which includes high reliability Motorola GSM/GPRS modems. Location and telematics data gathered by the WebTech Locators is transmitted to the portal via wireless networks and is available in a vast array of management reports designed to help organizations improve their operations.
“The level of flexibility that is inherently available with the Quadrant solution has generated interest from a number of vertical markets,” added Khuram Quaiser, CEO Tracking World. “The WebTech/Tracking World solution has been pre-qualified for a number of major government departments in the country. In fact, Tracking World has received police department praise resulting from location tracking efforts, particularly in the central and northern regions of Pakistan.”
“Car theft and personal security conditions in Pakistan are similar to those in Brazil,” commented Anwar Sukkarié, President and CEO, WebTech Wireless. "Insurance organizations are exhibiting strong interest in duplicating the model seen with Volkswagen in Brazil, in which insurance discounts of up to 40% can be realized - providing further evidence there is a growing demand for such services in a number of international markets.
Demand for commercial fleet solutions is also evident in a recent Tracking World win with Pakistan State Oil (PSO), the oil market leader in Pakistan in refined and unrefined oil. PSO selected the Tracking World/WebTech Wireless telematics solution to ensure the safe delivery of their petroleum products. Telematics sensors on petroleum carrier hatches send instant notification of tampering - eliminating petroleum theft while providing an additional level of safety for ther drivers.
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