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QUALCOMM Announces Next-Generation FleetAdvisor

June 14, 2005

SAN DIEGO – QUALCOMM Inc., a provider of wireless data solutions, announced on June 8 the commercial launch of versions 6.2 and 6.2.3 of its FleetAdvisor fleet management solution for the private fleet market. Both systems provide customers with a near real-time connection between their back office -- including management, dispatchers and customer service representatives – and their vehicles and drivers, with version 6.2.3 designed with features necessary for larger customer fleet operations. FleetAdvisor 6.2 and 6.2.3 support full-function, on-board computing and applications, including automated Department of Transportation-compliant logs; automated arrival and departure alerts; and automated state mileage and GIS mapping. FleetAdvisor and other on-board applications run on the MVPc in-vehicle computer, which uses the Windows CE platform. FleetAdvisor also works with other QUALCOMM systems, including the OmniTRACS and OmniExpress mobile communications systems.

FleetAdvisor 6.2 provides customers with:

  • Support for 802.11b WLAN communications.
  • The ability to export FleetAdvisor report data for use by other applications such as Excel.
  • Primary client applications can now be converted from client-server to browser-based applications using Internet Explorer.
  • A new host application that allows customers to quickly find the status of deliveries in response to customer inquiries.
  • MVPc message light activated upon receipt of a FleetAdvisor message.
  • Support for "batch" mode communications using the OmniExpress system (upload/download data to/from the mobile at start and end of day).
  • Filtering logic has been added that minimizes false TrailerTRACS connects/disconnects displayed to the driver.
  • GUI improvements to the TrackingAdvisor mapping application.
  • Enhanced mobile software to support the grocery and liquid gas markets, allowing drivers to service multiple, adjacent stops without moving the vehicle.
  • Enhanced APIs that allow external third-party applications to accomplish route pre-assignment(s) for a driver.
  • Enhanced debugging tools used by customers and support personnel for diagnosing system problems.
  • Support for the French language added to support customer vehicles that operate in Canada.

    FleetAdvisor version 6.2.3 is an extension of version 6.2 that includes additional features that increase product scalability and reliability necessary for larger customer fleet operations. These enhancements include:

  • Integration with RI/AS400 Server.
  • Support for the Windows 2003 Server operating system.
  • Support for running in a server cluster using Microsoft Cluster Service (MSCS) within the Windows 2003 Server environment.
  • Scalability and performance enhancements that optimize messaging and response time performance for fleet sizes in excess of 6,000 vehicles and 8,000 drivers.

    Headquartered in San Diego, QUALCOMM is included in the S&P 500 Index and is a 2005 FORTUNE 500 company traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the ticker symbol QCOM.

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