Telispark unveils joint enterprise mobility solutions for utility and energy sectors with HP


ARLINGTON, Va., April 11, 2003 — Telispark, a provider of enterprise mobility applications (EMA), announced the availability of Mobile QuickStartà¢â€ž-, an out-of-the-box mobility solution designed to help utility and energy companies rapidly implement entry-level asset inspection and maintenance solutions.

During the client engagement, HP Services plans to help Mobile QuickStart customers formulate return on investment for mobile deployments. In addition, HP plans to help customers evaluate the impact mobility has on regulatory compliance efforts and the tracking, servicing and utilization of assets.

Mobile QuickStart field service and asset management solutions demonstrate, within a small-user group, the effects enterprise-wide deployment will have on increasing operational efficiency by:

* Improving data integrity and reducing field technician workloads;

* Eliminating error-prone, paper-based administrative processes in tracking, servicing and maintaining assets; and,

* Enabling field technicians to perform day-to-day operations, access and update inspection and maintenance data from a handheld and then communicate the information back to the enterprise.

“Companies in the utility and energy sectors stand to benefit greatly from highly functional mobile field service and asset management deployments that embody their vertical-specific business processes,” said Randy Brouckman, CEO and President of Telispark. “We are pleased that the Mobile QuickStart program, developed with HP, will help those companies experience rapid ROI through increased operational efficiency and enhanced asset utilization that enterprise mobility applications offer.”

“The majority of enterprises in the utility and energy sectors select to pilot first in order to strengthen their business case and validate ROI formulations for future enterprise-wide deployments,” said Bill Lewis, Director, Global Energy-Utilities. “HP is pleased to be working with Telispark to deliver an offering that combines packaged delivery and open, standards-based technology with an in-depth knowledge of the mobile business processes for the energy and utility sectors.”

Out-of-the-box, Mobile QuickStart delivers the technology, services and packaged applications needed to implement a 10-user inspection and asset management solution. Mobile QuickStart customers also benefit from cost incentives if they choose to upgrade the number of users after their pilot project is deployed.

Mobile QuickStart customers receive:

* Ruggedized, Pocket PC devices;
* Telispark Mobile Enterpriseà¢â€ž- asset inspection and maintenance applications;
* Server-side, J2EE-compliant run time environment;
* Mobile Business Process Assessment from HP Consulting and Integration Services;
* Windows 2000 server box; and
* On-site HP Services personnel for installation, configuration and training.

Telispark Mobile Enterprise is a packaged suite of industry-specific applications designed to streamline and integrate business operations required by mobile workers, such as Enterprise Resource Planning, Field Service, Supply Chain and Asset Management operations. Telispark Mobile Enterprise 2.0 is designed specifically with mobile workers and their business processes in mind. The result is easy-to-navigate, fully integrated field service and asset management applications that increase enterprise operational efficiency.

About Telispark

Telispark, a provider of enterprise mobility applications (EMA), helps large organizations generate operational efficiency and increase asset utilization by delivering packaged enterprise applications for the mobile workforce. Telispark Mobile Enterpriseà¢â€ž- is a suite of industry-specific configurable applications that integrate business processes across ERP, Field Service, Supply Chain, and Asset Management.

Telispark Mobile Enterprise is comprised of eight modular and complementary products that can be rapidly delivered and seamlessly integrated with a variety of back-end data sources. Some of the world’s most innovative organizations, including Hydro One, Shell Oil, and the U.S. Navy use Telispark solutions to increase the efficiency of asset- and field-intensive operations.

Established in 2000 with headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, Telispark is a privately held company. For more information, please email info@telispark.com or visit www.telispark.com.

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