AVL Information Systems,
Ltd. and "I-TRACK," Inc. (www.whereismycar.com
), AVL's Exclusive World Wide
Distributor, announced December 6th that it has received three purchase orders from three newly signed Chaperone Distributors.
VISIONWireless, a division of Beaumont Sound of Beaumont, Texas, New Scope Marketing of Everett, Washington and Sistemas Satellitas of
Mexico City, Mexico represent the companies involved in these orders.
Wireless network solutions will be provided by Cellemetry, a subsidiary of Numerex Corp. "Thanks to the aggressive expansion of
Numerex/Cellemetry networks into both North and South America, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, we have seen overwhelming market
acceptance of our personal asset tracking device," said AVL Vice President, Gary Ryan. According to Numerex, their Cellemetry group provides one of the largest and most comprehensive networks in the world, and will
allow seamless coverage for the Chaperone tracking system.
"I-Track," Inc. management is presently negotiating with three manufacturing concerns to mass produce the Chaperone unit and
expects to select a manufacturer this week. This manufacturer will build the first Chaperone production run over the coming weeks.
"The advantage of producing our units in these kinds of quantities is obvious, it will reduce our costs dramatically and position 'I-Track'
most competitively to capture significant market share in the growing telematics GPS market," states Barbara Castanon, "I-Track's"
"We considered a number of other AVL Satellite tracking solutions, but chose Chaperone because of its reliability, quality and price point. Chaperone is well positioned to gain wide market
acceptance in a short period of time," states Jack Brothers, director of new business development for VISIONWireless.
Sistemas Satellitas President Victor Presichi states, "Latin America, South America and the Caribbean offer excellent opportunities
for our Chaperone, based on the high incidents of auto theft and car jacking situations. The insurance industry in these countries is
extremely supportive of asset tracking and the reduction of risk associated with its application."
New Scope Marketing President Bradley Snyder says, "Chaperone GPS tracking devices are both a commercial and personal 'must have'
device these days. We are seeing Pacific Northwest businesses moving rapidly toward deployment of such devices and we feel the
Chaperone is one of the best fits for the industry."
According to AVL, the ability of "Chaperone" to benefit customers in all of North
America is directly related to the communication network and coverage
area offered through Numerex by its subsidiary, Cellemetry.
Numerex is a technology company comprised of operating subsidiaries that develop and market a wide range of communications products and services. The Company's primary focus is wireless data communications utilizing proprietary network technologies. Numerex
offers products and services in wireless data communications through Cellemetry and Data1Source. It also offers digital multimedia
through PowerPlay and IPContact. These services enable customers around the globe to monitor and move information for a variety of applications, from home and business security to distance learning. In addition, the Company offers Wireline Alarm security products and services, as well as telecommunications network support systems.
Cellemetry provides two-way, wireless data connectivity for a variety of machine-to-machine communications that remotely monitor,
measure, or track fixed and mobile assets. The Cellemetry-patented technology has been licensed to partners and application
developers providing a broad range of solutions widely available across North America and is initiating expansion in South America.