NextJet Selects ViaFone to Power Wireless Dispatch & Package Tracking for Its Leading Same-Day Delivery Service

ViaFone Will Wireless-Enable NextJet's Nationwide Courier Network in First

Phase, Then Enable NextJet's End-Customer Mobile Solution



Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from ViaFone, Inc.

    REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 ViaFone, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise application software, today
 announced its selection by NextJet, Inc., the fastest package delivery system
 in the world, as the mobile solution provider for NextJet's nationwide
 same-day delivery service.  ViaFone OneBridge(TM) will provide NextJet's
 nationwide courier network with the ability to enter critical package,
 delivery and signature information through multiple devices, including WAP
 phones and RIM pagers, enabling NextJet to streamline the package tracking
 process and enhance the total customer service experience.  Using ViaFone
 OneBridge, NextJet plans to build a business-to-business mobile solution for
 deployment in Q3 and then incorporate a complementary, customer-facing
 wireless solution.
     NextJet is the exclusive same-day, door-to-door package delivery provider
 for the world's two largest airlines -- American Airlines, a wholly owned
 subsidiary of AMR Corp., and United Airlines, a division of UAL Corp.  Both
 airlines have deployed NextJet's platform, under AA Today(SM) for American and
 United SameDay for United, and rely on NextJet's courier network to handle
 their same-day, door-to-door package deliveries.
     ViaFone OneBridge will provide NextJet with a mobile solution to optimize
 the productivity of the courier network serving its world-class customer base,
 including electronics, medical equipment, aerospace and professional services
 companies.  As couriers pick up packages and deliver them to the airport, WAP
 phones, RIM pagers, wireless Palm and Windows based devices will provide the
 mobile touch points for these couriers to capture package data, input drop off
 times and record other relevant shipping data.  The data captured on these
 devices, through the ViaFone OneBridge-powered application, will be updated to
 NextJet's system instantly, so customers have online or call center access to
 the most current package information.  With real-time visibility into package
 status, NextJet customer service agents will have the most up-to-the-minute
 information they need to coordinate courier dispatch efficiently -- leading to
 increased speed of delivery.
     "In order to build this critical field service application, we sought a
 mobile solution provider whose architecture would seamlessly integrate with
 our existing systems, and offered advanced functionality, including voice
 capability," said Paul Orsak, CTO of NextJet.  "After researching several
 solutions and weighing analyst and customer feedback, ViaFone OneBridge was
 the premier solution that truly met our stringent technical and time-to-market
 requirements.  The fact that we could use ViaFone OneBridge's intuitive
 development environment in-house, without extensive professional services, was
 also a major deciding factor."
     "NextJet is transforming the delivery industry through offering businesses
 an optimal order fulfillment solution that places the customer's schedule and
 needs first," said Bernard Desarnauts, CEO of ViaFone.  "ViaFone solutions are
 well suited to businesses like NextJet that rely on field knowledge,
 information and rapid response as a critical part of their day-to-day
 operations and to better serve their customers.  We are pleased to provide
 NextJet with a mobile solution that will encompass their field force and
 end-customer needs."
 
     About NextJet
     NextJet, the fastest package delivery system in the world, offers 24x7
 door-to-door delivery service within hours for businesses and individuals.
 NextJet's groundbreaking technology evaluates millions of potential shipment
 possibilities and automatically selects the most efficient routing option.
 Through its digital transportation management system, NextJet utilizes a
 nationwide force of couriers and commercial airlines to carry packages from
 pick-up point to final destination.  The company's technology also seamlessly
 integrates into existing e-commerce sites at the point of purchase, providing
 customers the fastest delivery possible.  Founded in February 1999, NextJet is
 backed by Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst, Rare Medium Group and United Airlines.
 The NextJet service is available at www.nextjet.com and 888-NEXTJET.
     NOTE:  NextJet is a service mark of NextJet, Inc.
 
     About ViaFone
     ViaFone is a leading provider of enterprise software that connects mobile
 employees to critical business systems, information, and processes.  ViaFone
 OneBridge delivers voice and wireless data applications across all devices,
 including WAP and standard telephones, PocketPC and Palm handhelds, and RIM
 BlackBerry pagers.  ViaFone solutions help knowledge-workers enhance the level
 of employee expertise about a customer's business; increase collaboration
 between sales, engineering and service teams; and improve life cycle service
 capability.
     Founded in September 1999, ViaFone is based in Redwood Shores, Calif.,
 with additional offices in New York, Atlanta and Paris.  Privately held,
 ViaFone is backed by Redpoint Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Partech
 International, RRE Ventures, Angel Investors, L.P. and others.  To learn more
 about ViaFone's innovative solutions, please visit www.viafone.com or call
 800-361-0061 in the U.S. and 33-1-53-65-65-53 in Europe.
 
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    REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 ViaFone, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise application software, today
 announced its selection by NextJet, Inc., the fastest package delivery system
 in the world, as the mobile solution provider for NextJet's nationwide
 same-day delivery service.  ViaFone OneBridge(TM) will provide NextJet's
 nationwide courier network with the ability to enter critical package,
 delivery and signature information through multiple devices, including WAP
 phones and RIM pagers, enabling NextJet to streamline the package tracking
 process and enhance the total customer service experience.  Using ViaFone
 OneBridge, NextJet plans to build a business-to-business mobile solution for
 deployment in Q3 and then incorporate a complementary, customer-facing
 wireless solution.
     NextJet is the exclusive same-day, door-to-door package delivery provider
 for the world's two largest airlines -- American Airlines, a wholly owned
 subsidiary of AMR Corp., and United Airlines, a division of UAL Corp.  Both
 airlines have deployed NextJet's platform, under AA Today(SM) for American and
 United SameDay for United, and rely on NextJet's courier network to handle
 their same-day, door-to-door package deliveries.
     ViaFone OneBridge will provide NextJet with a mobile solution to optimize
 the productivity of the courier network serving its world-class customer base,
 including electronics, medical equipment, aerospace and professional services
 companies.  As couriers pick up packages and deliver them to the airport, WAP
 phones, RIM pagers, wireless Palm and Windows based devices will provide the
 mobile touch points for these couriers to capture package data, input drop off
 times and record other relevant shipping data.  The data captured on these
 devices, through the ViaFone OneBridge-powered application, will be updated to
 NextJet's system instantly, so customers have online or call center access to
 the most current package information.  With real-time visibility into package
 status, NextJet customer service agents will have the most up-to-the-minute
 information they need to coordinate courier dispatch efficiently -- leading to
 increased speed of delivery.
     "In order to build this critical field service application, we sought a
 mobile solution provider whose architecture would seamlessly integrate with
 our existing systems, and offered advanced functionality, including voice
 capability," said Paul Orsak, CTO of NextJet.  "After researching several
 solutions and weighing analyst and customer feedback, ViaFone OneBridge was
 the premier solution that truly met our stringent technical and time-to-market
 requirements.  The fact that we could use ViaFone OneBridge's intuitive
 development environment in-house, without extensive professional services, was
 also a major deciding factor."
     "NextJet is transforming the delivery industry through offering businesses
 an optimal order fulfillment solution that places the customer's schedule and
 needs first," said Bernard Desarnauts, CEO of ViaFone.  "ViaFone solutions are
 well suited to businesses like NextJet that rely on field knowledge,
 information and rapid response as a critical part of their day-to-day
 operations and to better serve their customers.  We are pleased to provide
 NextJet with a mobile solution that will encompass their field force and
 end-customer needs."
 
     About NextJet
     NextJet, the fastest package delivery system in the world, offers 24x7
 door-to-door delivery service within hours for businesses and individuals.
 NextJet's groundbreaking technology evaluates millions of potential shipment
 possibilities and automatically selects the most efficient routing option.
 Through its digital transportation management system, NextJet utilizes a
 nationwide force of couriers and commercial airlines to carry packages from
 pick-up point to final destination.  The company's technology also seamlessly
 integrates into existing e-commerce sites at the point of purchase, providing
 customers the fastest delivery possible.  Founded in February 1999, NextJet is
 backed by Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst, Rare Medium Group and United Airlines.
 The NextJet service is available at www.nextjet.com and 888-NEXTJET.
     NOTE:  NextJet is a service mark of NextJet, Inc.
 
     About ViaFone
     ViaFone is a leading provider of enterprise software that connects mobile
 employees to critical business systems, information, and processes.  ViaFone
 OneBridge delivers voice and wireless data applications across all devices,
 including WAP and standard telephones, PocketPC and Palm handhelds, and RIM
 BlackBerry pagers.  ViaFone solutions help knowledge-workers enhance the level
 of employee expertise about a customer's business; increase collaboration
 between sales, engineering and service teams; and improve life cycle service
 capability.
     Founded in September 1999, ViaFone is based in Redwood Shores, Calif.,
 with additional offices in New York, Atlanta and Paris.  Privately held,
 ViaFone is backed by Redpoint Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Partech
 International, RRE Ventures, Angel Investors, L.P. and others.  To learn more
 about ViaFone's innovative solutions, please visit www.viafone.com or call
 800-361-0061 in the U.S. and 33-1-53-65-65-53 in Europe.
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
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