SAN CARLOS, Calif., February 11, 1999 � CellNet Data Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNDS), a market-leading provider of fixed-network wireless information services, today announced that it has launched the CellNet Application Partners (CAP) Program, designed to facilitate the integration of energy and other information collected over CellNet� networks with the software and services of independent software vendors (ISVs). Twelve companies are currently participating in the program, four of which will demonstrate their "CellNet-ready" applications at the DistribuTECH �99 Conference & Exhibition to be held in San Diego, February 16-18.
The CAP Program enables participating companies to readily integrate Internet-ready data collected over CellNet�s wireless networks with their own software products and services. These products and services, in turn, add value to the information CellNet provides to its network customers. Examples of the energy information services provided by CellNet�s Application Partners include detailed energy usage analysis and information management; billing management; facility monitoring; and energy trading, scheduling and forecasting. An example of an information service provided by Application Partners to Commercial Data Services customers includes the delivery of value-added data from distributed endpoints such as parking meters, photocopiers and vending machines.
"The variety of our Partners� applications will give CellNet customers a broad menu of off-the-shelf, pre-integrated, proven solutions in order to present data in a way that meets their specific needs," said Tom Colby, CellNet�s vice president of business development. "Our Application Partners Program also opens a new channel for CellNet to market its wireless data services, with our Partners� applications serving as value-added information conduits between CellNet and other service providers, such as energy providers. This program is designed to be a win for CellNet, for our CAP members, and for the end-users.
"In addition," continued Colby, "CAP cultivates mutually beneficial relationships between CellNet and innovative companies who serve the same markets. We look forward to working with our existing partners to develop and market their �CellNet-ready� applications, as well as to bringing more companies on board."