May 15, 2001

AERIS.NET TEAMS UP WITH FLEETBOSS TO PROVIDE COAST-TO-COAST FLEET MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS

Industry-First Fleet Management System Helps Companies Measure Operational Efficiencies With GPS Satellite Precision

SAN JOSE, Calif., (May 15) /PRNewswire/ -- Aeris.net, the leading provider of wireless web, machine-to-machine communications, and FleetBoss Global Positioning Solutions, an industry leader of fleet management solutions, today announced an agreement to provide nationwide wireless GPS fleet management services. Under the agreement, Aeris.net will provide FleetBoss customers with comprehensive wireless data communications using the ubiquitous Aeris.net wireless telemetry network. The FleetBoss fleet management system is fully certified and commercially available today.
``The marriage between GPS and telemetry based solutions continues to drive new and innovative ways to better manage mobile assets,'' said Wade Vesey, vice president of marketing at Aeris.net. ``By teaming with FleetBoss and their advanced GPS fleet management services, companies reliant on vehicle fleets can affordably access information that identifies and locates any one of their assets across North America in real time.''

FleetBoss offers The Boss®, an on-board vehicle device that receives and collects GPS positioning data and provides fleet managers with comprehensive reports on driver and vehicle activity. The Boss Cool Blue edition (FMS-3500) combines passive GPS data collection with real-time automatic vehicle location (AVL) for total fleet accountability.
Aeris.net's patented MicroBurst technology provides the data transmission channel for vehicle location and information. By transmitting data via Aeris' seamless and extensive wireless network, FleetBoss is able to offer fleet managers with on-screen alerts that note driver speeds, excessive engine idling, or choose from a variety of other pre-set alerts and information options.

``Building on several years of collaborative effort and feedback from fleet owners and managers, FleetBoss has created a state of the art fleet management system that helps companies better manage their mobile assets,'' said Larry Carroll, president and CEO of FleetBoss. ``Leveraging the strengths of The Boss and the North American-wide footprint of Aeris' network, I am confident that we offer a best-in-class solution that helps companies improve fleet productivity, efficiency and overall profitability.''

About FleetBoss
FleetBoss Global Positioning Solutions, Inc. produces and distributes The Boss fleet management systems (FMS) and FleetBoss Autographics software throughout the United States and in select international markets. The Boss® gives businesses unprecedented ability to manage and monitor their vehicle operations around the clock, anywhere in the country. For additional information or a free consultation, please call toll-free 877-265-9559.

About Aeris.net
Aeris.net, headquartered in San Jose, Calif., provides wireless web connectivity and control for a broad array of short-packet signaling and messaging services using its proprietary MicroBurst utility. MicroBurst technology employs the control channel infrastructure of the cellular network as a transmission medium to achieve low cost of service and ubiquitous coverage. Aeris.net currently has contracts deploying MicroBurst technology in cellular service areas in 98 percent of the United States and all of Mexico and Canada. Initial applications include vehicle position and condition reporting, security and equipment monitoring and utility meter reading. For more information, please visit the company's Web site at http:// http://www.aeris.net/ or call 888-Go-Aeris.

NOTE: MicroBurst®, Aeris(TM) and Aeris.net(TM) are trademarks of Aeris Communications, Inc. All other company or product names are trademarks of their respective holders.

 
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