Raco Wireless Racks Up M2M Partners

Raco Wireless Racks Up M2M Partners

October 11, 2011

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SAN DIEGO -- RACO Wireless, a key machine-to-machine (M2M) partner and enabler, and Aeris® Communications, Inc., the nationwide cellular carrier for market-leading telematics programs, revealed that the two companies are teaming up to drive the growth of M2M communications.

RACO Wireless is the T-Mobile® Preferred M2M Provider. Aeris Communications offers CDMA coverage throughout North America through its CDMA carrier relationships and GSM coverage through T-Mobile.

RACO Wireless and Aeris Communications are joining together in the spirit of “coopetition” – defined as “two or more competitors working together to meet a common goal” – to help accelerate the deployment of M2M applications.

In a separate release:SAN DIEGO -- RACO Wireless, a key machine-to-machine (M2M) partner and enabler powered by T-Mobile, and Teletrac Inc., a leading provider of advanced fleet management solutions, today announced a partnership whereby, RACO Wireless will support M2M connectivity and SIM management for Teletrac’s award-winning Fleet Director® GPS and Vehicle Tracking solutions. Teletrac is one of America’s largest telematics solution providers, with more than 23 years of experience helping managers locate and track fleet vehicles to more efficiently manage operations, reduce costs, improve driver productivity and fleet safety.

Teletrac has a long history of successfully partnering with technology leader T-Mobile®, a premier provider of wireless services, and collaborating with the RACO Wireless team when they were part of T-Mobile’s M2M business. Teletrac will be working with that same M2M team as Teletrac migrates its M2M support to RACO Wireless, which is the T-Mobile® Preferred M2M Partner.

“We continually strive to provide exceptional reliability to our customers, and the ability of Fleet Director to deliver driver, safety and vehicle information to customers without interruption is critical,” stated Drew Hamilton, executive vice president, Teletrac. “We worked with John Horn and his team for more than eight years when they served at T-Mobile, and we look forward to leveraging their expertise as we work with them again in their new positions at RACO Wireless.”

In a separate release:SAN DIEGO -- RACO Wireless, a key machine-to-machine (M2M) partner and enabler powered by T-Mobile, announced that it will now support M2M connectivity and SIM management for Geotab. Geotab is a provider of end-to-end solutions that give customers the tools and data they need to improve efficiencies, reduce waste, build service levels and increase revenues from their fleets.

Geotab uses M2M connectivity to support the telematics fleet management products it offers customers, which not only enhance driver productivity and safety but also reduce operating costs for its customers by delivering insurance-related and other bottom line savings.

“We look forward to once again working with the highly experienced team of M2M professionals at RACO Wireless, most of which helped us support many of our pioneering efforts in telematics when they worked with us previously as T-Mobile executives,” said Colin Sutherland, Geotab vice president of sales. “We can already see that RACO Wireless offers its customers amazing flexibility and speed when it comes to developing and implementing M2M applications. We are confident this new relationship will allow us to adapt even more quickly to meet our customers’ needs.”

In a separate release:SAN DIEGO -- RACO Wireless, a key machine-to-machine (M2M) partner and enabler, announced that it is providing the M2M backbone for eCare+Voice, an emergency medical alert communicator and locator from Securus Inc., designed to help seniors stay independent.

Securus, a market-leading provider of GPS-based products and services, will launch eCare+Voice in retail channels via its subsidiary, Zoombak, Inc., in January 2012. eCare+Voice works indoors and outdoors, anywhere in the United States, using GPS technology.

eCare+Voice is fully self-contained, with a powerful speaker and microphone, and does not require a base station. The chargeable unit features an emergency SOS button that connects the user to the Securus Emergency Care Center, allowing the user to talk with emergency specialists instantly.

In a separate release:SAN DIEGO -- RACO Wireless, a key machine-to-machine (M2M) partner and enabler, announced that it is providing the M2M backbone for VehSmart, a provider of GPS-enabled telematics systems. Specifically, RACO Wireless supports M2M wireless network connectivity and SIM management for VehSmart.

VehSmart provides GPS-enabled telematics systems deployed across the automotive sector and the personal safety market. These systems plug into any vehicle’s on-board diagnostic computer port providing two-way information regarding location, driving status, auto systems and the safety and security of both the driver and the vehicle. This combination of delivered information is absolutely unique in the industry.

“VehSmart provides critical personal safety information and accurate location-based services, and our clients rely on that information day in and day out as part of their decision-making process. Our information moves wirelessly, and we need high reliability to deliver this critical information to our clients,” said Brian Story, VehSmart's chairman and CEO. “After exhaustive due diligence, we selected RACO Wireless as our wireless solution provider, and we couldn't be happier with both the technical capabilities and the people at their firm.”

Aeris Communications Inc.

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