VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 22, 2008) - WebTech Wireless Inc. (TSX:WEW), a leading provider of location-based and fleet telematics services, announces its partnership with NelTech Logistics, Foster Park Baskett Insurance, and Rogers Communications in the creation of NelTrak, a comprehensive wireless communications strategy, including the Oilfield Services Package for end-to-end fleet management, designed specifically to meet the evolving demands of vehicle fleets operating in the production and service segments of the oil and gas industry.
NelTrak is a unique blending of four specialized partners who can significantly increase the ROI of oil and gas companies worldwide with a suite of customizable solutions. It brings together vehicle tracking and telematics provided by WebTech Wireless using Iridium(TM) satellite technology, Rogers' constant-coverage wireless network, NelTech providing strategic business services and Foster Park Baskett, who specialize in risk management for oil and gas companies of all sizes.
WebTech Wireless' Quadrant(TM) mapping has been enhanced with LSD (Legal Subdivision) data, LSD search features and specialized map data to provide accurate information about access roads and oil and gas installations. WebTech Wireless Locators(TM) provide real-time data, allowing fleet managers to track and manage their mobile assets, with messaging and dispatching abilities, including lone-worker functions that provide significant improvements to worker safety. NelTrak allows a customer to manage the maintenance of their vehicles from their desktops, and monitor if they are working within operational, governmental safety and environmental guidelines. This lowers costs and improves risk management, since all aspects, including insurance policies, can be customized to a company's evolving usage profile.
"This partnership demonstrates that WebTech Wireless can respond to customer needs, not only by developing the best technology, but also by partnering with industry leaders. These are the ideal partners to take this end-to-end solution to the customer, allowing them to lower their costs, increase safety and meet governmental and environmental compliance. With more than 300,000 vehicles just in western Canada's oil and gas industry, this represents an incredible opportunity for everyone involved," said Anwar Sukkarie, President & CEO, WebTech Wireless Inc.
"Rogers Communications understands that oil and gas is a fast moving, vibrant industry requiring strategic action and creative applications. Rogers has invested over $52 million dollars in Alberta this year alone to ensure seamless communications coverage for these customers. Our collaboration in NelTrak, will deliver the most unique, best-in-class, strategic mapping and tracking solution available for the industry today," said Steve Roberts, Vice President/GM, Alberta, Rogers Communications Inc.
Commenting on NelTrak, Mark Elgood, President of Foster Park Baskett said, "Clients that use NelTrak are demonstrating positive risk management, which will reduce accident costs and frequency, and represent much lower risk to insurers, allowing us to obtain the lowest premiums possible on their behalf."
"Western Canada is the heartland of Canadian Oil & Gas. As a brand, NelTrak is the ideal solution for oil and gas companies who seek to control costs through effective data management. As a platform to further offerings, our Oilfield Fleet Services Package is by far the most effective vehicle tracking alternative available today. By design, it's an organic solution, driven by NelTrak's capabilities to adapt to the ever changing needs of our customers," said John Dover, President, NelTech Logistics Inc.
NelTrak underscores WebTech Wireless' commitment to providing custom made solutions for a variety of industries that depend on efficient and effective mobile resource management.
About WebTech Wireless Inc.
WebTech Wireless Inc. (TSX:WEW) is a global Telematics, location-based services provider that develops, manufactures, and delivers turnkey wireless solutions designed to improve productivity and profitability. WebTech Wireless products include wireless hardware and software services running on cellular and satellite networks, and include Automatic Vehicle Location, Mapping, Reporting, Vehicle Diagnostics, Driver Status, In-vehicle Telemetry, Messaging, In-vehicle Navigation, and wireless application and Internet connectivity. WebTech Wireless is currently providing devices and services worldwide in eight languages to over forty-one countries covering five continents. WebTech Wireless' scalable solutions are used by a broad range of small, medium and Fortune 500 companies and by governments. For more information, please visit www.webtechwireless.com.
About NelTech Logistics Inc.
NelTech Logistics Inc. (NelTech) is an Alberta-based solutions company, specializing in diverse strategies for Canadian Oil & Gas Industries. Services range from full fleet management of small, medium and heavy duty trucks, fuel procurement, mechanical services, and financial (leasing and purchase) services. For more information, please visit www.neltechlogistics.com.
About Foster Park Baskett Inc.
Foster Park Baskett specializes in providing insurance services to companies dealing with complex commercial risk. Services include risk management, underwriting, surety bonds and group benefit programs. With in excess of one hundred billion in insured client assets, Foster Park Baskett is one of the largest independent insurance brokers in western Canada. For more information, please visit www.fpb.ca.
About Rogers Communications Inc.
Rogers Communications is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. They are engaged in wireless voice and data communications services through Wireless, Canada's largest wireless provider and the operator of the country's only national GSM and HSPA based networks. Through Cable they are one of Canada's largest providers of cable television, high-speed Internet access and telephony. Through Media, they are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping, magazines and trade publications, and sports entertainment. Rogers Communications is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:RCI.A)(TSX:RCI.B), and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:RCI). For more information, please visit www.rogers.com.
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