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@Road® Announces Integrated MRM Solution Using Panasonic Toughbooks

Combination of @Road Portico XP with Panasonic Toughbooks delivers an enterprise mobile resource solution designed to stand up to field conditions and improve worker productivity

FREMONT, CA – August 17, 2005 – @Road, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARDI), a global provider of Mobile Resource Management (MRM) and intelligent field service automation solutions, today announced the launch of @Road Portico XP(SM), the latest offering in a family of market-leading @Road MRM solutions. In addition, @Road Portico XP features the integration of patented @Road LocationSmart(SM) technology with Toughbook¨ ruggedized notebook computers from Panasonic Computer Solutions Company to form a comprehensive on-demand MRM solution that can enable enterprises large and small to increase the productivity of their mobile workers, drive-down costs and improve customer satisfaction.

Designed to withstand the rigors of the field service delivery environment, Panasonic¨ Toughbook¨ computers are put through stringent testing to simulate the harshest challenges they may face in the field. When integrated with @Road Portico XP and patented LocationSmart technology combining wireless communications, Global Positioning System and the Internet, Panasonic Toughbook computers can enable the field service technician to securely perform real-time remote tasks such as opening and updating work orders, logging in job times, viewing customer records, messaging, getting driving directions, placing orders or reviewing upcoming assignments and routes.

"As we accelerate our global marketing initiatives, teaming with the right partners like Panasonic adds another dimension to bringing the @Road solutionsÕ story to a number of key vertical markets around the world," said Leo Jolicoeur, @Road chief marketing officer. "Our customers, however, are the ones who will ultimately benefit from our combined efforts with Panasonic to deliver a MRM solution for large and small enterprises needing rugged mobile computing products, reliable wireless connectivity and visibility into their field service technicians and their work."

Additionally, @Road Portico XP can enable the enterprise to gain on-demand visibility into the daily activities of their field service technicians and mobile resources Ñ from actual vehicle routes, starts and stops, to customizable maps showing the location of mobile workers relative to important landmarks. The enterprise can also upload customer and/or trip information into a routing engine and generate on-demand reports such as optimized routes for best drive-time, fuel economy and city ordinance compliance. Other benefits include the ability of the enterprise to capture timesheet and workflow data automatically -- which can minimize the need for back-office data entry services, reduce data entry errors and expedite invoicing processes. Rounding out the key benefits of @Road Portico XP is the ability of the enterprise to increase field service delivery productivity though more effective dispatching and routing.

"Field service organizations in telecommunications, cable/broadband, and utility organizations, among others, are on the front-lines of driving customer satisfaction,Ó said B. Thell Gillis, manager, market development, Panasonic Computer Solutions Company. ÒCombining the @Road MRM solution with our proven, reliable and tough line of products increase the effectiveness and efficiency of field service delivery teams and, ultimately, contribute to the profitability of the companies who rely on them."

About Panasonic Computer Solutions Company

Panasonic Computer Solutions Company is the leading provider of ruggedized notebook PCs for mobile professionals in the USA. The company is a unit of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. of Japan (NYSE: MC), which recorded annual sales of $71.30 billion in the most recently reported fiscal year. Matsushita Electric is one of the only manufacturers today that directly controls the process of design, manufacture and quality assurance of its notebook PCs. Many key components, including LCD panels, Lithium-Ion batteries, DVD and CD-ROM drives, and board-level electronics are the products of its divisions. The products, people and business of Panasonic Computer Solutions Company are entirely dedicated to the needs of the professional user, including Fortune 1000 business and government professionals. Panasonic also supplies mobile computing solutions to over 4,000 police departments in the United States.

All brand and company/product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective companies. All specifications are subject to change without notice. Information on Panasonic's full line of notebook PCs for the mobile professional can be obtained by calling 800-662-3537 or at

About @Road

@Road, Inc. is a leading global provider of solutions designed to automate the management of mobile resources and to optimize the service delivery process for customers across a variety of industries. By providing real-time Mobile Resource Management infrastructure integrating wireless communications, location-based technologies, software applications, transaction processing and the Internet, @Road solutions are designed to provide a secure, scalable, upgradeable, enterprise-class platform, and are offered in hosted, on-premise or hybrid environments that seamlessly connect mobile workers in the field to real-time corporate data on demand.

Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this news 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, customer acceptance of @Road Portico XP; the ability of @Road to accelerate or continue to grow as a result of its investment initiatives; the timing of purchasing and implementation decisions by prospects and customers; competition; 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 @Road Report on Form 10-K dated March 15, 2005, in the @Road Report on Form 10-Q dated August 9, 2005 and in its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

@Road is a registered trademark of @Road, Inc. The @Road logo, LocationSmart and @Road Portico XP are trademarks or service marks of @Road, Inc.


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