Wireless Matrix, Bell, Telus Forge Alliance

[Calgary, CANADA] Wireless Matrix today announced an R&D agreement
with the Bell Wireless Alliance / TELUS Mobility Wireless Investment

Under the terms of the agreement, Wireless Matrix will make its IP
Anywhere services available to mobile users via Internet-enabled
wireless phones.

IP Anywhere service gives companies the ability to interact with and
control remote industrial sites such as oil and gas wells, utility
systems, transportation assets, and environmental sites.

The Bell Wireless Alliance/TELUS Mobility Wireless Investment fund,
created in 1998, provides funding, through a competitive process, to
support wireless telecommunications R&D by small- and medium-sized

“We are moving beyond the PC to unleash the power of the mobile
Internet for IP Anywhere customers,” said Dr J. T. Knight, chief
executive officer of Wireless Matrix.

“Our continuing association with the leaders in the Canadian wireless
market gives us unparalleled access to technical and market expertise
and is an outstanding opportunity to extend our current technology
and market leadership.”

Wireless Matrix IP Anywhere wireless data service is targeted to
Internet/IP-enable an estimated 200 million corporate non-PC data
devices worldwide.

This area is expected by many to represent the next major wireless
data / Internet communications growth market.

With a primary focus on non-urban, industrial markets, the first
target market for IP Anywhere is the Canadian oil and gas industry,
although expansion into other vertical and geographical markets is
currently underway.

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