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@Road Announces Major Customer Wins In Land Drilling Operations and Home Improvement Retail Distribution

Nabors Industries Ltd. and a major U.S. home improvement specialty retailer sign agreements representing the addition of up to 3,200 @Road subscribers on the @Road MRM on-demand software delivery service

FREMONT, Calif. – October 27, 2005 – @Road®, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARDI), a global provider of Mobile Resource Management (MRM) and intelligent field service automation solutions, today announced that Nabors Industries Ltd., a major worldwide land drilling and well servicing operations company has selected @Road MRM solutions to help streamline and optimize its land drilling operations and support services in North America. In addition, @Road today also announced that a major home improvement specialty retailer has also selected @Road MRM solutions to help streamline retail distribution of hardware and construction supplies to both residential and commercial customers. In combination, these signed customer agreements represent an @Road MRM solution deployment of up to 3,200 @Road iLM® (Internet Location Manager) subscribers of the @Road MRM on-demand software delivery service.

"These customer wins demonstrate that @Road continues to gain momentum as a leading provider of Mobile Resource Management solutions offered in an on-demand software delivery services environment," said Alan Park, @Road senior vice president and general manager, corporate accounts. "They also reflect our broad and diverse industry expertise in delivering MRM solutions including Field Force Management, Field Service Management and Field Asset Management solutions that can help customers in diverse vertical markets drive down costs, improve productivity and maximize their ROI."  

Nabors selected the @Road Transportation and Distribution Suite Field Force Management solution and other @Road solutions to help optimize the management of up to 2,100 mobile workers and vehicles used for servicing a number of land drilling operations in North America. Such drilling operations include, but are not limited to, rig moving, heavy hauling, crane and rigging services, well services, drilling instrumentation systems and other land drilling operations and support services.

The @Road Transportation and Distribution Suite can extend the functionality of the @Road GeoManagerSM MRM solution through optimized mobile resource allocation and by delivering on-demand visibility into driver productivity and safety. The @Road Transportation and Distribution Suite, through @Road GeoManager data integration capabilities, can help streamline daily activities for drivers and dispatchers by minimizing, and in some cases eliminating, manual tasks and paperwork for more effective management of mobile resources.

According to Sri Valleru, chief information officer for Nabors Industries Ltd., the @Road Field Force Management solution can meet a number of Nabors' needs and requirements. In particular, they were attracted to the @Road on-demand software delivery services model, the ease of use of the @Road Internet-based user interface, and the ability of @Road to send information through Application Program Interfaces (APIs) directly into Nabors' back-office business applications.

Other reasons for Nabors' selection of the @Road Transportation and Distribution Suite include the solution's ability to streamline compliance-based reporting, such as U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) logs, and its ability to help improve driver and customer safety and driver communication. Valleru also added that Nabors' welcomes how the @Road solution can electronically format a number of old paper-based driver forms such as timesheets and how it can automate fuel and mileage reports for potential savings on fuel usage and road taxes.

"@Road offered what we were looking for in an end-to-end MRM solution to help us optimize and streamline the management of our very large, unique and complex process of land drilling operations, well servicing and support services that we have here in North America," Valleru said. "We were also impressed with the @Road technology, the company's financial strength and the long-term vision the company has for further developments that can help our industry."

Nabors also selected the @Road J1708 and OBD-II vehicle diagnostics solutions that can improve maintenance services and vehicle performance, as well as the @Road  iLM 3140-W, which features EvDO high-speed data network connectivity integrated with the @Road Mobile HotSpot WiFi access point and router for improved workflow productivity and a secure data connection to Nabors' back-office business applications.

In addition to Nabors, a major U.S. home improvement specialty retailer has selected the @Road PathwaySM iLM Field Force Management solution to help streamline and optimize retail distribution involving more than 1100 drivers and company- and contractor-owned vehicles who deliver hardware and construction supplies to both residential and commercial customers. For competitive and proprietary reasons, the @Road customer has chosen to remain unnamed at this time.

About Nabors Industries Ltd.

The Nabors companies own and operate almost 600 land drilling and 970 land workover and well-servicing rigs worldwide. Offshore, Nabors operates 44 platforms, 17 jack-ups, and three barge rigs in the domestic and international markets. Nabors markets 30 marine transportation and support vessels, primarily in the US Gulf of Mexico. In addition, Nabors manufactures top drives and drilling instrumentation systems and provides comprehensive oilfield hauling, engineering, civil construction, logistics and facilities maintenance, and project management services. Nabors participates in most of the significant oil, gas and geothermal markets in the world.

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. @Road delivers MRM solutions in three key areas: Field Force Management, Field Service Management and Field Asset Management. By providing real-time Mobile Resource Management infrastructure integrating wireless communications, location-based technologies, transaction processing and the Internet, @Road solutions are designed to provide a secure, scalable, upgradeable, enterprise-class platform, and are offered in on-demand software delivery, on-premise or hybrid environments that seamlessly connect mobile workers in the field to real-time corporate data.

@Road provides Mobile Resource Management solutions to approximately 150,000 subscribers on a hosted basis and to approximately 30,000 end users on a licensed basis around the world. The company is headquartered in Fremont, Calif., and has a global presence with offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information on @Road solutions, visit


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