Guidepoint™ GSM Anti-Theft Device to Feature Wavecom Solutions

Aftermarket telematics solution to feature wireless modules
Pontiac, MI and Issy-les-Moulineaux (France)-June 28, 2005

Guidepoint™ and Wavecom announced that Guidepoint’s new GSM/GPRS telematics solution will feature state-of-the-art wireless modules supplied by Wavecom S.A. (NASDAQ: WVCM), a leader in pre-packaged wireless communications solutions for automotive, industrial machine-to-machine and mobile professional applications.

The Wavecom modules will be integrated into Guidepoint’s latest telematics device that targets the automotive aftermarket.  The anti-theft device is specifically designed to track stolen vehicles, thus meeting the requirements of some insurers for this type of tracking on mid-range to high-end cars.

The Pontiac, Michigan-based aftermarket telematics supplier said the new units communicate thanks to  Wavecom’s GSM/GPRS and CDMA solutions: the Quik Q2426 and Q2438.  Wavecom’s wireless modules are the only interchangeable solutions available on the market today for dual band GSM/GPRS and CDMA/1xRTT. This offers greater flexibility and reduces development and certification costs thus, facilitating telematics expansion.

Guidepoint uses GPS satellites, wireless networks, the Internet and always open response centers to deliver safety, security, convenience and productivity services to the vehicle and driver.

“We’re pleased to partner with Wavecom, which is the acknowledged leader in the wireless technology market for original equipment manufacturers,” said Tom Gafford, vice president of product development.  “We look forward to working closely with them to develop new telematics-based applications for the consumer and business-to-business markets.”

Pierre Piver, President of Wavecom, Inc. said “we believe that the insurance industry stands to be a major beneficiary from the use of wireless-enabled tracking devices like this one from Guidepoint and we’re delighted that they have chosen to work with Wavecom.”

About Wavecom
Wavecom is a leading 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 GPSi
GPSi develops and markets telematics solutions for the automotive aftermarket.  Based in Pontiac, Michigan, GPSi draws on more than three decades of experience supplying mobile electronics to the automotive aftermarket, as well as 15 years experience in vehicle tracking.  The Company’s Guidepoint™ telematics service, which is available through leading auto dealers in the United States and Mexico, lets drivers access a range of safety, security and convenience options including 24/7 vehicle tracking, emergency dispatch, roadside assistance, discounted hotel and dining and more.  Visit or call 1-877-GPS-FIND for more information.

Guidepoint contact:
Brian Edwards 
VP Corporate Development
+1 616 262-7484
[email protected]

Wavecom contact:
Lisa Ann Sanders
Director, Communication and IR
+33 1 46 29 41 81
[email protected]