Press Release


Nextel and @Road® Unveil New Entry-Level Mobile Resource Management Solution for Small and Mid-Market Companies

Nextel network drives @Road iLM® In-vehicle Device

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., RESTON, Va., and FREMONT, Calif. - October 25, 2004 - At the CTIA Wireless IT & Entertainment Expo, Nextel Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:NXTL) and @Road, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARDI), a leading provider of mobile resource management (MRM) services, announced the addition of @Road PathwaySM iLM to their suite of mobile resource management offerings. The two companies will bring to market the new in-vehicle solution designed for small and mid-sized field service, delivery and transportation companies that want an entry-level mobile resource management solution.

Using Nextel's network, the @Road Pathway iLM service incorporates a number of features that are designed to help minimize the manual tasks of managing mobile workers, including:

  • Locating a nationwide mobile workforce on-demand;
  • Viewing a mobile workforce on customizable maps;
  • Obtaining real-time notification of resources approaching landmark vicinity;
  • Generating instant stop and activity detail reports; and
  • Exporting reports to any standard database and application

"Nextel is responding to the needs of our customers with a product that allows them to upgrade as their businesses grow," said Danny Bowman, Nextel's vice president of wireless data services. "The combination of the @Road Pathway iLM in-vehicle service and Nextel's leadership in providing wireless business solutions are a winning combination for companies that want a best-in-class, entry-level, in-vehicle device that can help them drive down operations costs and improve productivity through enhanced communication and management of their mobile workforces."

"Nextel has been at the forefront of offering wireless business solutions to companies of all sizes," said Krish Panu, president and CEO of @Road. "We are pleased to introduce the @Road Pathway iLM service with Nextel to further expand product offerings for our sales and distribution channels. Together we can reduce the price barrier historically associated with in-vehicle mobile resource management services."

As an extension of the @Road Pathway family of products, @Road Pathway iLM is a hosted service that combines the convenience of wireless communications with access to mobile resource information via a secure @Road web site. The first @Road Pathway application was launched in September 2003 as a phone-based solution for the Motorola i58sr and i88s phones from Nextel.


About Nextel Communications

Nextel Communications, a FORTUNE 200 company based in Reston, Va., is a leading provider of fully integrated wireless communications services and has built the largest guaranteed all-digital wireless network in the country covering thousands of communities across the United States. Today 95 percent of FORTUNE 500® companies are Nextel customers. Nextel and Nextel Partners, Inc. currently serve 297 of the top 300 U.S. markets where approximately 259 million people live or work.


About @Road

@Road, Inc. (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 approximately 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

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 and its partners, such as Nextel Communications, Inc., to market and sell the @Road Pathway iLM service discussed herein, the dependence of @Road on mobile data systems technology, wireless networks, network infrastructure and positioning systems owned and controlled by others, factors such as customer acceptance which could delay or prevent the successful deployment of the @Road Pathway iLM, and general economic and political conditions. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in the @Road Report on Form 10-Q dated August 9, 2004, 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 and iLM are registered trademarks of @Road, Inc. The @Road logo is a trademark of @Road, Inc. @Road Pathway is a service mark of @Road, Inc. All other product names and services are the property of their respective owners.

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