Press Release


@Road®® Expands Suite of Applications for GPS-enabled Mobile Phones

@Road TimeConnectSM automates time and task information to improve field force productivity

FREMONT, CA - March 1, 2004 - @Road (Nasdaq: ARDI), a leading provider of mobile resource management (MRM) services, today announced the availability of @Road TimeConnectSM, an automated time tracking and task management application for Nextel® GPS-enabled mobile phones by Motorola. This new application allows for automatic capture and transmittal of time and task details with the push of a button using a GPS-enabled phone with Nextel service. Mobile workers can choose from a variety of pre-selected messages to automatically record shift and job start and stop times; task start and stop times during a job; and break times during a shift.

@Road TimeConnect helps companies eliminate time-consuming, redundant, paper- and pen-based administrative activities associated with recording job status information. From any Internet-connected PC, managers, supervisors and dispatchers can review the status of any job, or see which workers are on a break or available for work or reassignment. Managers can print time sheet and task reports, and export time sheet and task data directly into payroll, accounting and other back office systems.

"Like our other mobile resource management solutions, @Road TimeConnect is designed to replace labor-intensive and error-prone business processes with an automatic data capture, transmission and processing solution based on open-standards," said Krish Panu, president and CEO of @Road. "We believe that @Road TimeConnect will assist customers in streamlining their operations, which can help automate payroll and billing processes, speed up billing cycles, lower operations costs and improve their customers' satisfaction."

@Road TimeConnect is a free feature for @Road Pocket Edition and @Road Pathway customers, and is available for Nextel's i58, i88 and i730 phones by Motorola. @Road TimeConnect can be downloaded directly from the @Road application menu on any of these Nextel handsets.


@Road expands services for new handsets

@Road also today announced the availability of GeoManagerSM Pocket Edition and @Road PathwaySM services for Nextel s i730 color phone by Motorola, the third handset model compatible with @Road MRM services. @Road subscribers can also configure their i730 phones to automatically launch @Road MRM services when the phones are powered on.


About GeoManager Pocket Edition and @Road Pathway

GeoManager Pocket Edition and @Road Pathway services offer a number of advanced features, including:

  • Configurable reports, including time in transit, start/stop activity and mileage
  • Historical activity and location information for mobile workers and resources
  • Customer-configurable maps and pre- and user-defined landmarks designed to provide current location and proximity information about mobile workers
  • 'Store-and-forward' of captured data for mobile workers outside a coverage area or on a phone call
  • Automated time tracking and task management for effective mobile resource management
  • Information is accessible from any Internet-connected computer
  • Compatible with three Nextel phones by Motorola: i730, i88s and the ruggedized i58sr
  • Uses iDEN, Nextel's 2.5G wireless network, the largest guaranteed all digital packet data network in the U.S.


About @Road

@Road (NASDAQ: ARDI) is a leading provider of mobile resource management (MRM) services, a rapidly growing category of productivity solutions integrating wireless communications, location technologies, hosted software applications, transaction processing and the Internet to help companies better manage mobile workers. Any size organization, in any industry or public sector, in which improving the productivity of mobile workers has an impact on revenue, expenses, customer service and competitive advantage, will benefit from @Road MRM services. Because @Road offers MRM services on a hosted basis, customers avoid expensive and complex software and IT infrastructure investments. Since @Road delivers services on a subscription basis, customers can experience a rapid and measurable return-on-investment.

@Road delivers its MRM services to more than 125,000 mobile workers in North America every day. The company has headquarters in Fremont, CA, and secure networked data centers on both U.S. coasts. For more information, visit the @Road web site at


Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this press release are forward-looking statements involving risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the ability of @Road to successfully market, deploy and support the @Road Pathway, GeoManager Pocket Edition and TimeConnect services, to sell the @Road Pathway and GeoManager Pocket Edition services, the limited operating history of @Road, rapidly changing customer demand, dependence of @Road on mobile data systems technology, wireless networks, network infrastructure and positioning systems owned and controlled by others, and general economic and political conditions. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in the @Road Report on Form 10-K/A dated July 29, 2003, Report on Form 10-Q dated November 14, 2003 and in its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. @Road undertakes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements contained in this press release.

@Road is a registered trademark of At Road, Inc. The @Road logo, GeoManager, @Road Pathway and @Road TimeConnect are trademarks and/or service marks of At Road, Inc. All other trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners.

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