Press Release

@Road Introduces the AppSmart Platform for Creation of Next-Generation On-Demand MRM Solutions

The @Road AppSmart platform is designed to redefine Mobile Resource Management as the foundation for an emerging class of mission-critical service delivery applications

FREMONT, Calif. – February 8, 2006 – @Road, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARDI), a global provider of next-generation solutions for Mobile Resource Management (MRM), today introduced AppSmart™, a next-generation MRM solution platform designed to enable businesses to deliver integrated field service applications with advanced location intelligence, mobile device independence and a higher level of business performance on demand.

AppSmart, built upon an existing @Road product and technology portfolio, extends the @Road vision for an on-demand application platform designed to serve the needs of medium-sized businesses as well as the complex field service delivery requirements of large enterprises. AppSmart is also designed to serve as the foundation for a sophisticated MRM solutions’ environment, enabling future collaboration and application sharing within a growing community of @Road customers, third-party developers, strategic business partners, system integrators, and independent software vendors.

"As one of the largest providers of MRM solutions in the world, we are seeking to set a higher standard for on-demand MRM and field service delivery excellence with AppSmart," said Krish Panu, @Road CEO. "AppSmart also marks another milestone in our vision to become a single-source provider of next-generation end-to-end MRM solutions that center on the mobile workforce and can strengthen the capability of @Road customers to deliver field service excellence."

AppSmart is designed to extend mission-critical field service delivery applications across business processes and to mobile workers using a range of smart devices. AppSmart is also designed to harness the capability of @Road MRM location intelligence technology by empowering businesses with the ability to zero-in on specific field service needs on demand. AppSmart combines this location technology with extensive experience in administration, business processes, provisioning, networking, data and application integration, monitoring, management, security, reporting and serviceability.

“With AppSmart, @Road continues to show its leadership in the MRM market by presenting a compelling value proposition to businesses as they increasingly look for real-time on-demand solutions to manage complex field service delivery processes more effectively and efficiently," said Brent Iadarola, mobile communications industry research manager with Frost and Sullivan, a global growth consulting company. “AppSmart also puts @Road in the best position to serve its customer base through innovative value creation and enhancement strategies, versus other competitors we follow in the MRM industry."

AppSmart is designed to give businesses additional capability to meet their service delivery needs by leveraging an emerging class of mission-critical on-demand applications developed through a growing community of @Road customers, developers and strategic business relationships. Through this expanding community, businesses can have access to an increasing range of field service delivery capabilities made possible through applications based on the @Road AppSmart on-demand platform. Also with AppSmart, businesses can build new applications from the ground up, customize existing field service applications based on their unique business requirements, or integrate numerous applications to meet their field service delivery needs on demand.

"AppSmart opens the door to a sophisticated on-demand MRM environment that can enable future collaboration and application sharing within an expanding @Road MRM community of customers, strategic business relationships, independent software vendors, and application developers," said Leo Jolicoeur, @Road chief marketing officer. "It is through this dynamic collaboration and technological innovation that @Road intends to position itself well ahead of its competition by empowering businesses with world-class MRM solutions that are designed to increase the productivity of their mobile workers, drive down their field service delivery costs and improve their overall quality of service and customer satisfaction.”


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 Mobile Resource Management 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 can seamlessly connect mobile workers in the field to real-time corporate data. @Road 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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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 develop and support the @Road AppSmart platform; ability of @Road to expand the community of third party developers using the @Road AppSmart platform; customer acceptance of the @Road AppSmart platform; competition; 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 risk factors is included in the @Road Report on Form 10-K dated March 15, 2005, in the @Road Report on Form 10-Q dated November 8, 2005 and in its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

@Road, the @Road logo and AppSmart are registered trademarks, trademarks or service marks of @Road, Inc. All other trademarks or service marks used herein are the property of their respective owners.


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