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Elite Logistics Selects Trimble GPS
Improves PageTrack Intelligent Vehicle Systems Performance
SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 13, 2002 - Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) announced today that Elite Logistics, Inc. (OTC BB: ELOG), a leading provider of Internet-based Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking systems, has chosen Trimble to supply GPS components for its PageTrack® line of Intelligent Vehicle Systems (IVS) products. Incorporating Trimble GPS technology enhances the power management, engineering flexibility and accuracy of Elite's PageTrack line.
"The Trimble name is synonymous with GPS innovation," stated Steve Harris, president of Elite. "The outcomes of this relationship include improved product performance and a more reliable vendor relationship. We are able to leverage Trimble's expertise in positioning and information system technologies to ensure that our products continue to be the most innovative and cost effective tracking solutions on the market."
"Trimble is pleased to have been selected by Elite Logistics as their GPS supplier," said Dennis Workman, vice president and general manger of Trimble's Component Technologies Division. "Elite's innovative combination of Internet-based monitoring, communications, and GPS functionality along with intelligent vehicle technologies gives organizations a true capability to have control over their vehicles and assets."
About Elite's PageTrack
Elite's PageTrack asset tracking and monitoring system combines Trimble's LassenTM LP module and two-way wireless communications technology with the Internet to facilitate stolen vehicle recovery, roadside assistance, automatic collision notification and much more. PageTrack users can log onto Elite's Web site and view on a map the current position of their vehicle and obtain detailed information such as speed, direction of travel, longitude, latitude, street location and even travel history. The system provides a cost-effective means for both individuals and businesses to remotely monitor and control their vehicles or other mobile and fixed assets. Depending on the installation configuration, common commands can include unlocking doors when keys have been locked inside, disabling the vehicle's starter in case of theft and monitoring a car's alarm or airbags for activation. PageTrack owners can monitor their vehicle or receive an event notification (e.g. alarm activation) via a secure Internet link, a two-way pager, an Internet access-enabled cellular phone or Personal Digital Assistant (PDA), or by contacting Elite's 24-hour Customer Support Control Center.
About Trimble's Lassen LP Module
The Lassen LP is a high-performance, micro GPS receiver that uses only 3.3. volts. The Lassen LP module was designed specifically for system integrators developing next generation portable devices such as personal digital assistants (PDAs), notebook computers, cellular phones, data recorders, in-car navigation and vehicle tracking systems as well as portable instrumentation. Because of its micro-sized board, the system integrator can easily fit GPS functionality into portable products.
About Elite Logistics, Inc.
Elite Logistics, Inc. is the parent company of Elite Logistics Services, Inc., its wholly owned operating subsidiary based in Freeport, Texas. Elite is best known for its patent-pending PageTrack family of Intelligent Asset Management Systems that integrate global positioning systems and two-way wireless telemetry technology to provide tracking and control of vehicles and other assets via the Internet or virtually any public wireless network. The Company provides a comprehensive solution to the logistics needs of fleet managers and security needs of private vehicle owners. The PageTrack family of Intelligent Vehicle Systems is distributed throughout the United States and internationally through an expanding network of distributors and dealers.
For additional information, visit the Company's Internet site at www.elitelog.com.
Trimble is a leading innovator of global positioning system (GPS) technology. In addition to providing advanced GPS components, Trimble augments GPS with other positioning technologies as well as wireless communications and software to create complete customer solutions. Trimble's worldwide presence and unique capabilities position the company for growth in emerging applications including surveying, automobile navigation, machine guidance, asset tracking, wireless platforms, and telecommunications infrastructure. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. Trimble has more than 2,000 employees in more than 20 countries worldwide.
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Media Contact: LeaAnn McNabb of Trimble: 408-481-7808
Media Contact: Steve Harris of Elite Logistics: 979-230-0222