CALGARY, ALBERTA, September 20, 2001 – Wireless Matrix Corporation announced today the rollout of 100 mobile data units for TXU Gas, a subsidiary of TXU Corporation, a Dallas-based global energy services company.
TXU Gas is utilizing Wireless Matrix’ wireless data services, integrated with their application suite from MDSI Mobile Data Solutions Inc., to improve the dynamic management of its mobile field technicians in business-critical operating environments, particularly for those geographic areas which are outside the reach of traditional terrestrial wireless networks.
“We are pleased to see Wireless Matrix’ proven success in the utility market continuing to result in new business at major utilities. This validates the strength of the technology and the business model and provides a platform for our Mobile Base Station” said John Herring, President of Wireless Matrix. “We will continue to work with key accounts such as TXU to deliver advanced wireless data services for business critical field operations, and we look forward to accelerating the delivery of commercial successes such as this as we move through the next several quarters.”
The total market opportunity for mobile data services in the gas and electric utilities market comprises approximately 650,000 vehicles. TXU Gas is the fourth major U.S. utility to join the Wireless Matrix service network.
“Our expanding business territory demands the capabilities a wireless network offers TXU. The Wireless flexibility has helped us configure our mobile communications solution to address our specific needs and provides the right tools to our technicians allowing them to provide the quality of service our customers demand,” said Kyle Lenamond, TXU gas operations/mobile manager.
About Wireless Matrix
Wireless Matrix is a developer and provider of enterprise-class wireless data services for business-critical operations involving mobile workforces and remote assets. Wireless Matrix mobile and telemetry services are deployed in major corporate industrial markets including oil and gas, utilities, transportation and field service.
The Company operates a multi-network wireless gateway service that interfaces to proprietary hosted or third party applications to provide end-to-end wireless information services to key enterprise markets. Its products include specially designed multi-mode mobile and telemetry modems that uniquely satisfy its target market demands. Wireless Matrix is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, and has offices in Reston, Virginia and Burnaby, British Columbia.