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WirelessCar and Aether Systems Join to Create Global Telematics Infrastructure

August 21, 2001

WirelessCar and Aether Systems Inc. have formed a strategic alliance to create a telematics platform capable of supporting a wide range of wireless networks, standards,and protocols.“Through this partnership,we have built a telematics infrastructure that can support all of today ’s requirements for wireless communications,whether it be GSM, CDPD or other wireless data networks - and one that is ready for new developments on the horizon," said Jan Hellåker, president and CEO of WirelessCar. "Our goal is to provide the best telematics infrastructure in the world,and it starts by partnering with a world-class technology company like Aether Systems.”WirelessCar will sell this joint service with a pure focus on the vehicle telematics marketplace, according to Hellåker. "The partnership strategy strengthens both companies’ offerings and also creates a truly global solution that gives the vehicle manufacturers and commercial fleet owners the flexibility,speed-to-market,and widespread connectivity and coverage necessary in an optimal telematics system," he said.“The combination of Aether ’s technology infrastructure and WirelessCar ’s telematics platform creates a powerful presence to deliver benefits to our corporate clients and the global telematics industry,” said Bill Hannon, vice presiden of transportation and logistics at Aether. “Aether is very excited to leverage its technology capabilities with a proven leader such as WirelessCar, and we look forward to a successful partnership.”
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