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Issue #2003 - 02 (January 2003)
(Updated Jan. 16, 2003)

APPLICATION SOLUTIONS & APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT

Airborne Express Successfully Outfits 10,000 Drivers With Real-Time Tracking

January 8, 2003 - Somerset, N.J. - Airborne Express has successfully outfitted 10,000 of its pickup and delivery drivers with MobileDispatch™, a two-way, wireless messaging solution from Dynamic Mobile Data (DMD). The software solution has enabled Airborne dispatch personnel to monitor the entire pickup and delivery cycle of shipments and communicate with drivers in real-time via easy-to-use, handheld data terminals that virtually eliminate hand-written and verbal errors.

"MobileDispatch is a key component of Airborne's new, multi-million dollar nationwide wireless communication system," said David Billings, Airborne's senior vice president and chief information officer. "The solution has met our needs nationwide by creating a seamless communications platform that integrates our driver's handheld data devices with our main shipment tracking system. This capability has dramatically impacted the services provided to Airborne customers by enabling us to transmit and receive tracking, pickup, delivery and other vital information accurately and instantaneously from anywhere in the field."

New data terminals now allow Airborne customers to view signature images for shipments to most major metropolitan areas, providing a definitive proof of delivery. Slated for completion in June of 2003, the deployment of MobileDispatch is expected to include nearly 18,000 drivers throughout the country.

MobileDispatch was chosen by Airborne after a one-year pilot program at Airborne's Seattle-based facility. In addition to cost effectiveness, the wireless dispatch solution repeatedly demonstrated its accuracy, scalability, speed, reliability and ease of operation.

About Dynamic Mobile Data
Dynamic Mobile Data Systems Inc. provides messaging and tracking technologies to companies requiring real-time communications with mobile employees. Since 1994, DMD two-way communications solutions have enhanced the time-sensitive delivery services of corporations such as Airborne Express, Purolator Courier, Pepsi, Nabisco, Sunoco, ConEdison and Wakefern Food Corporation (ShopRite.).  

About Airborne
Airborne offers total distribution solutions by providing time-sensitive delivery of documents, letters, small packages, and freight to virtually every U.S. ZIP code and more than 200 countries worldwide. 

Source: DMD Press Release

For more information: http://www.dmdsys.com

MobileInfo Comments and Advisory: Airborne has caught up with UPS and Fedex who have been using real-time tracking of documents and parcels for several years. In today's courier industry, it has become imperative to use wireless technology coupled with scanning of a package as it arrives at various points in its journey from the pickup point to its final delivery. Business case for couriers is very sound. Do a keyword search for Fedex and UPS on our site to find out about how the two leaders are using this technology. This installation is a feather in DMD's cap. It should help DMD. 

Note: This news release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and section 21E of Securities Exchange act of 1934 in USA. Similar provisions exist in other countries. There is no assurance that the stipulated plans of vendors will be implemented. MobileInfo does not warrant the authenticity of the information. Readers should take appropriate caution in developing plans utilizing these products, services and technology architectures.  All trademarks used in this summary are the property of their respective owners.


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