MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwired - May 02, 2013) - XRS Corporation (formerly Xata Corporation) (XRSC) was named a finalist in the Enterprise Solution: General Business category of CTIA's annual Emerging Technology (E-Tech) Awards competition. The CTIA E-Tech Awards honor the industry's most innovative new wireless products and services in mobile apps, consumer electronics, enterprise and vertical markets, and network applications. Winners will be announced at CTIA 2013™, taking place May 21-23, 2013 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas. CTIA is an international association representing the wireless communications industry with members including wireless carriers and suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products.
Between now and May 20, website visitors may vote for the "Best Online Pick" at www.ctiashow.com/awards. CTIA 2013 show attendees will vote on-site via text message for entries in the E-Tech Awards display to win "Best in Show."
"We are thrilled to be a finalist for a prestigious CTIA E-Tech Award," said Jay Coughlan, chairman and CEO of XRS Corporation. "Technology trends are transforming the trucking industry with a convergence of forces, allowing the entire industry to operate more safely and efficiently. We're proud to lead this industry transformation with our XRS mobile platform, which represents the kind of wireless innovation the industry needs to drive future growth and opportunity."
The new XRS mobile platform, which entered general release in March 2013, runs on more than 50 types of devices and automatically transmits vehicle and operator data directly to a management dashboard, preparing for compliance with the pending MAP-21 compliance mandate for recording hours-of-service. Nearly 90 percent of drivers already use mobile devices, meaning there are no additional hardware costs associated with the XRS platform, and XRS Corporation has partnership agreements with the leading brands in mobile communications in both the U.S. and Canada.
A panel of highly respected industry experts, reporters and analysts judged nearly 300 entries. Submissions were scored on innovation, functionality, technological importance, implementation and overall "wow" factor. E-Tech winners, including Best in Show and Online Pick, will be announced at the awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. PDT at CTIA's Exhibit Innovations State on the trade show floor within CTIA World, booth #5646.
CTIA-The Wireless Association® (www.ctia.org) is an international organization representing the wireless communications industry. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. CTIA advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. The association also coordinates the industry's voluntary best practices and initiatives, and sponsors the industry's leading wireless tradeshows. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.
About XRS Corporation
XRS Corporation (formerly Xata Corporation) delivers fleet management and compliance software solutions to the trucking industry to help maintain regulatory compliance and reduce operating costs. XRS is leading the trucking industry's migration to mobile devices for collecting and analyzing compliance and management data. Its mobility-based products have no upfront hardware costs and run on smartphones, tablets and rugged handhelds. XRS has sales and distribution partnerships with the major wireless carriers supporting the U.S. and Canadian trucking industries. Through our mobile products, fleet managers, dispatchers and drivers collect, sort, view and analyze data to help lower costs, increase safety, attain compliance with governmental regulations, and improve customer satisfaction - all through their mobile devices. For more information, visit www.xrscorp.com or call 1-800-745-9282.
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