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Verizon Wireless Showcases 4G LTE Solutions For The Automotive Industry At The Telematics 2011 Conference

Verizon Wireless' Janet Schijns to Deliver Keynote on the Company's Telematics Strategy

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June 5, 2011

Paul Macchia
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DETROIT, MI and BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Verizon Wireless today announced the company will be showcasing 4G LTE Telematics technology in conjunction with several companies at the Telematics 2011 Conference on June 8-9 in Detroit in Booths 62-65.

Telematics integrates telecommunications and information into vehicles as a means of providing functionality, such as the status and behavior of a vehicle, and delivering services, including location-based services, infotainment, safety and security, and other data to the vehicle’s occupants.

With vehicles becoming more connected than ever before, Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network enables advances in key components of Telematics, such as GPS systems, maintenance indicators, wireless Web access, hands-free connectivity and roadside assistance, along with other technologies and applications. The end result is a transformation of the vehicle into a combination of transportation and connectivity.

Verizon Wireless, a Diamond Sponsor of the conference, will be sharing the booth with the following collaborators and showcasing how their technology fits into a Telematics ecosystem utilizing 4G LTE connections and service enablers:

  • In-Vehicle Mobile Applications:
    Airbiquity is at the forefront of change in the automotive industry, integrating advances in software, communications technology and wireless services with vehicles. Together with Airbiquity, Verizon Wireless will feature connected in-vehicle mobile applications, including weather, streaming audio, local POI search, as well as integration with V CAST Apps. Learn more at www.airbiquity.com.
  • Seamless Digital Media:
    Plex, founded in 2009 by technology veterans looking to fulfill the promise of a seamless digital media lifestyle, will showcase Plex Media Center, its flagship product that allows consumers to access and consume digital media from a wide variety of sources on one open platform. The Plex platform also enables content providers to make their content easily available across a range of devices. For more information, visit www.plexapp.com.
  • Personal Automotive Assistance:
    MyAssist is a leading live-agent personal assistance and Telematics service for Automotive OEMs, Telematics Service Providers and other customer-centric organizations that want to deliver intelligent services to their customers. MyAssist is powered by the world’s leading concierge, emergency travel and medical assistance infrastructure and specializes in assisting OEMs and application developers integrate a human touch into their vehicles or applications. Additional information is available at www.myassist.com.
  • Cloud Computing:
    TeleCommunication Systems, Inc., (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS) a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, is at the forefront of new mobile cloud computing services providing wireless applications for navigation, hyper-local search, asset tracking, social applications and Telematics. Find more details at www.telecomsys.com.

Verizon Wireless Keynote

In addition to joining its collaborators in highlighting state-of-the-art Telematics solutions, Verizon Wireless’ Janet Schijns, vice president of its Business Solutions Group (BSG), will be a featured speaker on Thursday, June 9 from 9:40 to 10:15 a.m. in the Crystal/Onyx Ballroom. Titled “Wireless Carriers Upgrade and Reposition for Market Share,” Schijns will share her extensive experience in linking market needs, business strategy and technology evolutions to the development of market-leading solutions. She will be covering several topics, including understanding the true potential of 4G LTE, learning how to incorporate wireless carrier findings, and evaluating next-generation wireless offerings.

Prior to joining Verizon Wireless, Schijns was a vice president in Enterprise and Government Business at Motorola. During her tenure there, she developed an ISV solutions ecosystem; designed Motorola EMS’ five-star, award-winning channel strategy and program – PartnerEmpower; drove strategic solutions alignment across channel and launched an enterprise mobility solutions certification program. Schijns is recognized as one of the industry’s top channel leaders by a number of associations and publications. Most notably, Channel Insider honored her with the prestigious Channel Challenger Award, and CRN named her a Top 25 Channel Sales Executive in 2009.

For more information about Verizon Wireless’ Telematics solutions, visit www.verizonwireless.com/m2m.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s fastest, most advanced 4G network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 104 million total wireless connections, including more than 88 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 85,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

About Telematics Detroit 2011
Telematics Detroit has been the industry's number one conference and annual meeting place for 10 consecutive years. The annual Focused Conference and Exhibition provides an opportunity to network and share knowledge with pioneers and decision makers in the wireless automotive and mobile space industries. This year’s event is slated to feature scores of expert speakers, five focused tracks to assist attendees in designing unique business agendas; 40 plus innovative sessions covering all key topics and more than 20 interactive debate forums to encourage brainstorming among your trade show team.

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