Press Release

 

@Road® Awarded Eleventh Patent For Distributing Location-Relevant Information

Patent provides a method for automatically processing and delivering location-relevant information to wireless devices

FREMONT, CA - May 11, 2004 - @Road (NASDAQ: ARDI), a leading provider of mobile resource management services, today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued patent number 6,664,922 titled "Method for Distributing Location-Relevant Information Using a Network." This is the eleventh patent awarded to the company. @Road has 39 additional patents pending in jurisdictions throughout the world.

The invention upon which this latest patent is based provides for the processing and delivery of location-relevant data that can be delivered to a GPS-enabled handset, PDA, an @Road Internet Data Terminal (iDTT) or to any Internet-connected PC. In addition to accessing location-relevant information, this patent allows for a method to conduct business and financial transactions, including credit card purchases via a wireless GPS-enabled device.

For example, using a GPS-enabled mobile phone or PDA, an individual could request the location of the nearest service station, specific place of business, or any other point of interest -- including street maps and current traffic conditions.

Based on the location information requested and received, additional location-relevant information could also be sent to the end-user, including coupons and advertising promotions for businesses in the vicinity. Additionally, the patent allows for secure credit card transactions and payments from a GPS-enabled device.

"Since the inception of @Road, we have focused on protecting our intellectual property by pursuing patents," said Krish Panu, president and CEO of @Road. "We are pleased that our patent portfolio grew 37 percent from this time a year ago. We intend to continue to expand our intellectual property portfolio and believe these efforts will extend our leadership position as a provider of MRM services."

 

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 130,000 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 www.road.com.

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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 variability in @Road operating results and profitability, ability of @Road to develop, market and sell services incorporating the patented technology discussed herein, the 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 Report on Form 10-K dated March 12, 2004 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 and iDT are trademarks and/or service marks of At Road, Inc.


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