Download over-the-air success from DTC fleet management using Wavecom Open AT™

Issy-les-Moulineaux, France -June 13, 2005

Wavecom SA (NASDAQ: WVCM; Euronext Eurolist: AVM; ISIN: FR0000073066), a leader in pre-packaged wireless communications solutions for automotive, industrial (machine-to-machine) and mobile professional applications, today announced the success of DOTA (download over-the-air) functionality used for fleet management by DTC, Thailand.

In order to meet the demanding tracking and monitoring needs of DTC’s vehicle fleets, numbering more than 3000 and including cement trucks, oil trucks and rental cars, they have developed a sophisticated tracking device and system which relies extensively on Wavecom’s wireless communication solutions. 

DTC’s product, the SW-RT GPS, is a powerful tracking device that combines GPS and wireless communication which monitors all critical data for the entire vehicle fleet.  It collects data like oil levels, motor temperature, driver status, driver performance and  transportation routes and sends this data at regular time intervals (every 4 minutes) to a data collection server for analysis.

In just six months, DTC’s team of 30 software engineers were able to develop, customize and validate the software specific for use in their vehicle tracking devices.  The engineers began using Wavecom’s DOTA (download over-the-air) functionality on Open AT™ version 2.1.  Without ever calling a truck into the garage, they were able to detect software bugs remotely and gradually download new software releases until the entire fleet was upgraded. 

The DTC offer which includes one tracking device per vehicle along with customized software, user training, configuration, maintenance and air time was only made possible because of the Open AT™ software development environment and Wavecom’s DOTA capabilities.

Commenting, Pipat Laopiroon, DTC Sales Manager said, “The fleet management business requires more than just selling hardware, it takes quality support and innovative solutions to build customer relationships.  We chose to integrate a Wavecom solution into our tracking device because we felt that it was the most advanced solution on the market today that offered us the chance to quickly evolve our products and services, mainly because of its DOTA capabilities.” 

Didier Dutronc, Wavecom’s Vice-President for the Asia-Pacific region added “We are extremely pleased at the success that DTC has been able to achieve using Wavecom technology.  DTC is the leader in fleet management in Thailand and the fact that they have chosen Wavecom technology strengthens our position as the leader in wireless technology for all types of industrial applications.”  

About Wavecom

Wavecom is a worldwide leader in pre-packaged wireless communication solutions for automotive, industrial machine-to-machine and mobile professional applications. Wavecom's solutions include all the software and hardware elements that are necessary to develop truly innovative wireless devices, as well as the development tools and services needed to bring them to market quickly and easily.

Founded in 1993 and headquartered near Paris in Issy-les-Moulineaux, Wavecom has subsidiaries in Hong Kong (PRC), San Diego (USA), and Darmstadt (Germany). Wavecom is publicly traded on Euronext Paris (Eurolist) in France and on the NASDAQ (WVCM) exchange in the U.S.

About DTC

DTC is the leading provider of fleet management services in Thailand was established in 1996  and counts over 900 customers in its fleet management business.  DTC plans to launch its fleet management services into the Malaysia, Indonesia and Chinese markets in 2005.

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