Wavecom GSM Solution Selected by Trimble for Fleet Management Product

Issy-les-Moulineaux, France-December 04, 2000

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Under the terms of the contract, Wavecom will supply WISMO2C GSM dual-band modules that will be integrated into Trimble's CrossCheck GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) mobile communicator. The product was recently introduced at the Intelligent Transportation Systems World Congress 2000 in Turin, Italy.

The CrossCheck GSM mobile communicator is Trimble's first GSM product offering for fleet management. A tightly integrated device that combines GPS, GSM technology and IQEvent Engine™ (IQEE) firmware in a single module, it provides the same functions and features as CrossCheck AMPS, the North American version compatible with AMPS cellular networks. The combination of GPS and wireless communications allows automated monitoring and reporting of vehicle activity and status, as well as voice communications. The CrossCheck GSM mobile communicator also provides the foundation for consumer services such as roadside assistance, stolen vehicle recovery, navigation, and remote locksmith.

'Thanks to WISMO technology, we have been able to access the GSM market in record time," said Tony Gaechter, marketing director for Trimble's Mobile Positioning and Communications Division. "We chose WISMO because it offers a completely integrated, ready-to-use solution in a very compact package which is both rugged and fully-proven."

"Our agreement with Trimble is doubly significant for Wavecom," said Aram Hékimian, Wavecom Chief Executive Officer. "It represents an important step for our American subsidiary, Wavecom Inc., and reinforces our position in the automotive application sector."

Initial deliveries of WISMO modules to Trimble were made in October, with further deliveries to take place over the next two years. The value of the contract was not disclosed.

About Trimble:

Founded in 1978, Trimble is a recognized worldwide leader in the development of innovative Global Positioning System (GPS) technology-based products for a wide range of applications. Today, these advanced solutions combine GPS with wireless communications and sophisticated software to meet demanding applications in markets ranging from agriculture and construction to asset management, automotive and timing. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Trimble provides end-users and OEMs with leading edge solutions backed by global leadership in innovation, exceptional experience and in depth applications knowledge as well as a reputation for excellence.