Flight Explorer and INTIEX to Combine Technologies to Boost the Integration, Accuracy and Affordability of Aviation-Related Information

Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from Flight Explorer

    FAIRFAX, Va., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Flight Explorer, the world's
 leading provider of Internet-based real-time flight tracking and information
 systems, and INTIEX, a leading integrator of real-time customer data, today
 announced an agreement to work together to improve the way in which
 aviation-related businesses manage information and provide it to their
 customers.
     Flight Explorer and INTIEX will combine their proprietary technologies to
 expand Flight Explorer data and connectivity options to airports.  With the
 combined technologies, benefits to customers include:
 
     -- Airports can ensure greater accuracy in their billing systems to
        reflect real-time arrival and departure data from both the FAA and the
        airlines
 
     -- Multi-user flight information displays (FIDs) will be more affordable
 
     -- Data can be delivered to or from any user or customer-specified format
        with little or no modification to in-house technology.
 
     "Aviation-related businesses depend on minute-by-minute accurate
 information to provide the highest level of service to their customers," said
 Walter Kross, CEO of Flight Explorer.  "Our agreement with INTIEX will enable
 us to take that accuracy to even higher levels through the exchange of
 information from any platform to any platform.  We're very excited to team up
 with INTIEX for the benefit of our aviation customers."
     "Our technology provides the ability for all partners in an industry to
 exchange information efficiently.  Most important, this same technology allows
 the development and integration work to be done only one time regardless of
 the number of partners requiring or providing data, significantly minimizing
 the impact on corporate IT departments and vastly speeding implementation.  We
 speak in terms of weeks, not months, when implementing so that our clients get
 the fastest return on their investment," said Earl Furfine, President and COO
 of INTIEX.  "We believe that INTIEX's airline and airport expertise is a
 perfect compliment to Flight Explorer's broad aviation industry experience and
 that combining our mutual strengths means that the aviation industry can
 concentrate on what they do best, moving people and packages, while we
 concentrate on moving the data behind the scenes.
 
     About Flight Explorer
     Flight Explorer is the world's leading provider of Internet-based
 real-time flight tracking and information systems.  It produces the industry's
 best Internet-delivered real-time aircraft situation display (ASD).  Flight
 Explorer is the easiest, most powerful and reliable ASD in the industry.  With
 only a personal computer and Internet access, anyone -- from a major airline
 dispatcher to a corporate travel manager to an aviation enthusiast -- can use
 Flight Explorer to track one aircraft -- or thousands -- anywhere in the
 United States and Canada.  Customers include American Airlines, AirTran, UPS,
 Federal Express, Lucent, MCI WorldCom, Raytheon and airport authorities in
 more than two dozen states.  For more information, call 703-383-0048 or visit
 www.flightexplorer.com .
 
     About INTIEX
     INTIEX is a specialist provider of airline and airport specific messaging
 services.  The INTIEX system is best known for allowing companies which need
 to exchange similar data of different formats with multiple users using one
 connection and by defining message formats once and only once.  The INTIEX
 solution is the front-runner for an industry standard clearinghouse for
 electronic tickets providing the ability to interline e-tickets for the first
 time -- again with one connection from each airline but linking an indefinite
 number of other airlines regardless of their data formats.  It is this
 infrastructure and proprietary business rules that have now been adapted for
 use between airlines, airports and other industry partners.  For more
 information, call 301-980-8088 or visit www.intiex.com .
 
 

SOURCE Flight Explorer
    FAIRFAX, Va., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Flight Explorer, the world's
 leading provider of Internet-based real-time flight tracking and information
 systems, and INTIEX, a leading integrator of real-time customer data, today
 announced an agreement to work together to improve the way in which
 aviation-related businesses manage information and provide it to their
 customers.
     Flight Explorer and INTIEX will combine their proprietary technologies to
 expand Flight Explorer data and connectivity options to airports.  With the
 combined technologies, benefits to customers include:
 
     -- Airports can ensure greater accuracy in their billing systems to
        reflect real-time arrival and departure data from both the FAA and the
        airlines
 
     -- Multi-user flight information displays (FIDs) will be more affordable
 
     -- Data can be delivered to or from any user or customer-specified format
        with little or no modification to in-house technology.
 
     "Aviation-related businesses depend on minute-by-minute accurate
 information to provide the highest level of service to their customers," said
 Walter Kross, CEO of Flight Explorer.  "Our agreement with INTIEX will enable
 us to take that accuracy to even higher levels through the exchange of
 information from any platform to any platform.  We're very excited to team up
 with INTIEX for the benefit of our aviation customers."
     "Our technology provides the ability for all partners in an industry to
 exchange information efficiently.  Most important, this same technology allows
 the development and integration work to be done only one time regardless of
 the number of partners requiring or providing data, significantly minimizing
 the impact on corporate IT departments and vastly speeding implementation.  We
 speak in terms of weeks, not months, when implementing so that our clients get
 the fastest return on their investment," said Earl Furfine, President and COO
 of INTIEX.  "We believe that INTIEX's airline and airport expertise is a
 perfect compliment to Flight Explorer's broad aviation industry experience and
 that combining our mutual strengths means that the aviation industry can
 concentrate on what they do best, moving people and packages, while we
 concentrate on moving the data behind the scenes.
 
     About Flight Explorer
     Flight Explorer is the world's leading provider of Internet-based
 real-time flight tracking and information systems.  It produces the industry's
 best Internet-delivered real-time aircraft situation display (ASD).  Flight
 Explorer is the easiest, most powerful and reliable ASD in the industry.  With
 only a personal computer and Internet access, anyone -- from a major airline
 dispatcher to a corporate travel manager to an aviation enthusiast -- can use
 Flight Explorer to track one aircraft -- or thousands -- anywhere in the
 United States and Canada.  Customers include American Airlines, AirTran, UPS,
 Federal Express, Lucent, MCI WorldCom, Raytheon and airport authorities in
 more than two dozen states.  For more information, call 703-383-0048 or visit
 www.flightexplorer.com .
 
     About INTIEX
     INTIEX is a specialist provider of airline and airport specific messaging
 services.  The INTIEX system is best known for allowing companies which need
 to exchange similar data of different formats with multiple users using one
 connection and by defining message formats once and only once.  The INTIEX
 solution is the front-runner for an industry standard clearinghouse for
 electronic tickets providing the ability to interline e-tickets for the first
 time -- again with one connection from each airline but linking an indefinite
 number of other airlines regardless of their data formats.  It is this
 infrastructure and proprietary business rules that have now been adapted for
 use between airlines, airports and other industry partners.  For more
 information, call 301-980-8088 or visit www.intiex.com .
 
 SOURCE  Flight Explorer