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ZoomSafer, Walsh Wireless Promote Cell Phone Driving Policies

June 22, 2010

RESTON, VA - ZoomSafer, a provider of policy management software to prevent distracted driving, and Walsh Wireless, a wireless technology solutions provider for corporate customers, have partnered to deliver software solutions to help corporate managers proactively enforce cell phone usage policies and minimize business liability.

The partnership combines ZoomSafer's FleetSafer policy management software with Walsh Wireless' DataLogger, a telematics device that gives corporate fleet managers the means to wirelessly monitor the performance of a vehicle, its location, and the driver's behavior in real-time.  

As a result of the partnership, when an employee equipped with a FleetSafer- enabled smartphone starts a company-owned vehicle equipped with a Walsh Wireless DataLogger, the employee's phone will automatically enter into safe driving mode. Before the vehicle is even in motion, the dangerous temptation to text or e-mail will be eliminated, protecting the employer from expensive risk and liability, according to the companies.

"Today's businesses are aware of the swiftly increasing risks associated with distracted driving, and many are enacting policies to manage cell phone use while driving," said Matt Howard, CEO of ZoomSafer. "FleetSafer for business gives Walsh Wireless the means to enhance the value of its Walsh DataLogger solution, enabling corporate customers to minimize liability by proactively encouraging employee motorists to use their mobile phones in safe, legal and responsible ways."

"FleetSafer...enables our customers to prevent employees from texting and emailing while driving, ensuring hands-free use of phones," said Chick Walsh, chief strategy officer of Walsh Wireless.

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