VSI has established strategic alliances with powerful entities in the distribution, information services and information technology fields. These alliances contribute added expertise and resources to VSI and provide a foundation for the rapid deployment of VSI’s product offerings.
VSI has entered into a two-year strategic alliance agreement with ChoicePoint, Inc. (“CPS”, NYSE), a leading provider of information services to many verticals including insurance, business and government. Under the alliance, VSI is wirelessly enabling many of ChoicePoint’s databases. ChoicePoint maintains a current database of 14 billion public records, including a popular database utilized by many law enforcement professionals called “AutoTrackXP.” ChoicePoint issued a press release in February 2002 to announce the alliance.
The AT&T; Wireless GSM/GPRS network is the largest national GPRS network and provides wide area coverage to allow officers to stay connected. In addition, the network delivers high availability through multiple sector cell sites and dedicated data slots. This helps ensure sufficient capacity for communication between law enforcement officers and databases—even during peak network usage or emergency situations. Data transfer speeds of up to 50 kilobytes per second greatly reduce the time spent waiting for data to upload and download, improving response times for tens of thousands of law enforcement officers every day. AT&T; Wireless also offers flexible voice and data rate plans and optional Capped and Pooled features to help you manage data usage for your field officers to better allocate budgets and predict month-to-month spending.
Motorola, Inc. (“MOT”, NYSE) and VSI have signed a three-year, non-exclusive, worldwide license under which Motorola will resell VSI’s Voyager™ technology directly and through its significant channel relationships. In June 2001, Motorola issued a press release announcing that VSI had developed data access applications for its Java phones.
Nextel Communications, a Fortune 300 company based in Reston, Va., is a leading provider of fully-integrated wireless voice and data communications services including Nextel Direct Connect®–the long-range digital walkie-talkie feature; high quality digital cellular services; Nextel Online® wireless data content and business solutions; and two-way messaging services. Nextel and Nextel Partners, Inc. have built the largest guaranteed all-digital wireless network covering 197 of the top 200 U.S. markets. Nextel’s wireless voice and packet data communications services are available today in areas of the U.S. where approximately 240 million people live or work.
Palm, Inc. is a pioneer in the field of mobile and wireless Internet solutions and a leading provider of handheld computers, according to IDC (2001). Based on the Palm OS® platform, Palm’s handheld solutions let people carry and access their most critical information wherever they go. Palm™ handhelds address the needs of individuals, enterprises and educational institutions through hardware add-on options and more than 13,000 Palm OS based application solutions.
In May 2002, Skytel, a wholly owned subsidiary of WorldCom (“WCOM”, NASDAQ), and VSI entered into a non-exclusive reseller agreement under which Skytel will resell VSI’s Voyager™ products primarily, to Skytel’s existing 65,000 Federal customers.
TriTech Software Systems
TriTech Software Systems is an international industry leader in the development, implementation, integration and support of advanced computer-aided dispatch (CAD) and related software applications for the public safety industry. It’s flagship product, VisiCAD Command™, is a Windows NT, mapping-based CAD system engineered to meet the life-critical dispatching needs of law enforcement, fire and emergency medical services agencies. TriTech Software Systems has implemented more than 100 systems in six countries. For additional information, contact Robert McGrath, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, at 858-799-7000, or visit www.tritech.com.
Unisys began collaborating with VSI in March 2002 on sales of Voyager Query™ units to federal law enforcement agencies. This initiative closely parallels Unisys’ stated focus on services and IT outsourcing. Unisys’s IT services now account for a significant portion of total revenue, driven primarily by offerings in outsourcing, network infrastructure, systems integration, and multi-vendor maintenance and support services.