Press Release


@Road Expands Business Operations in Chennai, India

Chennai Center Grows into Business Hub for @Road Global Expansion and Asian Operations

CHENNAI, INDIA – Arpil 8, 2005 – @Road, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARDI), a global provider of Mobile Resource Management (MRM) solutions, today announced the inauguration of its expanded operations and facilities in Chennai, India’s ELNET Software City by Dr. Richard Haynes, Consul General, U.S. Consulate, Chennai and Mr. Vivek Harinarain, Secretary to Government, Information Technology Department, state of Tamil Nadu, India. In its five years of operation in Chennai, @Road has grown from a few engineers to more than 100 information technology professionals working in functional areas like research and development, quality assurance, technical support, business development and marketing.

Mr. Krish Panu, President and CEO of @Road said: “We realized the potential of Chennai as an excellent location to base our Asian operations five years ago. Since then, our Chennai team has been instrumental in developing key software and service platforms that enable @Road to be a vendor of choice in providing MRM solutions to leading enterprises in telecommunications, utilities, facilities management, transportation and other vertical markets.”

He further added: “Today, as a result of our global growth, we’ve expanded our Chennai facilities, operations and staff and plan to grow them even further as we continue our global expansion initiatives.”

According to Mr. Rajan Aiyer, India Country Manager for @Road: “@Road has invested more than Rupees (10) crores into its Chennai operations and enjoys more than 10,000 square feet of prime office space. Current plans call for continued office expansion in Chennai and the adding of several hundred engineers as @Road revenues grow and demand for MRM and field automation services accelerate worldwide.”

@Road is a company that has been profitable since July 2003. Total revenues in 2004 increased 19% to $75.2 million from $63.4 million in 2003. Service revenues also grew 19% to $58.8 million in 2004 from $49.6 million in 2003. The company’s balance sheet as of December 31, 2004, includes $118 million of cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments.

As a leading provider of MRM solutions, @Road can offer businesses the visibility into their mobile resources that they want and need, in order to meet and exceed customer expectations while helping to streamline service delivery processes. @Road seeks to accomplish this by enabling the convergence of wireless communications, location-based technologies, hosted or installed software applications, transaction processing and the Internet.

With the Company’s recent acquisition of Vidus Limited, @Road can also provide businesses with the power to synchronize their mobile resources. taskforce™, an intelligent and automated software solution by Vidus, is designed to enable companies to provide service on demand, accommodate customer preferences, and reliably meet customer commitments by overcoming the complexity and unpredictability of scheduling in the service delivery environment. The combination of the Vidus taskforce solution with the @Road family of MRM solutions can offer businesses complete end-to-end MRM solutions for optimized service delivery.

“As we continue to create new value-added services for our customers and expand our services internationally, we look to our operations in Chennai to play an important role in our growth strategy,” Mr. Panu concluded.

About @Road

@Road (NASDAQ: ARDI) is a global provider of real-time Mobile Resource Management (MRM) solutions, a rapidly growing category of productivity solutions integrating wireless communications, location technologies, hosted and installed 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 can 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.

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. These factors, risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the ability of @Road to maintain profitability; the expansion of operations in India; the ability of @Road to attract and retain qualified personnel; the ability of @Road to integrate taskforce into its solutions; the ability of @Road to develop and protect new technologies; the dependence of @Road on mobile data systems technology, cellular and satellite 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 dated March 15, 2005 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.

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