Xybernaut and Xora to Deliver Field Force Automation On Wearable Computing Devices
Mobile Employees Access Xora EnterpriseOne Mobility Platform on Xybernaut Wearable Computers, Enhancing Efficiency and Productivity
FAIRFAX, Va., Nov. 1, 2002 -- Xybernaut(R) Corporation (NASDAQ:XYBR), a leader in the mobile/wearable computer industry, today announced a joint marketing agreement with Xora, Inc., a leading provider of wireless, voice and alert extensions to enterprise applications. Solutions marketed under this agreement will allow field service engineers and technicians to receive and report important work order information using Xybernaut mobile/wearable computing devices integrated with Xora's flagship product EnterpriseOne. The result of the combined solution will be enhanced productivity and greater return on IT investments for businesses in a variety of industry sectors.
Xora helps organizations improve the quality and efficiency of their technical support and customer services by integrating centrally-based call center operations with remote field force resources. Similarly, Xybernaut mobile/wearable computing technologies have proven beneficial to organizations -- both large and small -- in enhancing efficiency and productivity in various enterprise applications. Xora and Xybernaut both share experience and expertise in developing solutions for a large number of vertical industry sectors including the following:
"Xybernaut's wearable computing technologies offer our customers yet another means to access a wide variety of field force applications," stated Ananth Rani, vice president of products and services for Xora. "The ability to send and receive information when and where field technicians need it is a critical component of success for service-centric organizations. Wearable computers facilitate this type of constant communication," added Rani.
Organizations such as PAR, KLA Tencor, Aspect Communications, Intuitive Surgical, AT&T and Fujitsu have used Xora solutions to improve their delivery of services and to enhance customer satisfaction.
Organizations currently employing Xybernaut wearable computers include American TransAir, Bell Canada, Boeing, various U.S. and foreign militaries, DynCorp, FedEx Express, GE Power Systems, International Truck, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and NTT DoCoMo.
"The benefits of wearable computers are already being realized in field force automation functions across many industry segments," stated Edward G. Newman, chairman, president and CEO of Xybernaut. "Combined with Xora field service expertise, our mobile/wearable computing solutions will boost productivity and streamline customer service operations for organizations of all sizes."
About Xybernaut Corporation
Xybernaut Corporation is the leading provider of wearable/mobile computing hardware, software and services, bringing communications and full-function computing power in a hands-free design to people when and where they need it. Headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, Xybernaut has offices and subsidiaries in Europe (Germany) and Asia (Japan).
The Xora platform empowers the mobile workforce by providing wireless, voice, web and alert extensions to enterprise applications. The Xora platform is available today and provides pre-built Mobility Connectors for leading software vendors such as Siebel, Oracle, SAP, Clarify, i2, JP Edwards, PeopleSoft, Remedy, Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Notes and others. Founded in 1999, Xora is privately funded; the lead investor is SoundView Ventures. For more information, visit www.xora.com or call 650/314-6460, or e-mail email@example.com.
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