New distribution channel expands North American market for voice-
controlled iLane(TM) product
WATERLOO, ON, Feb. 2 /CNW/ - Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc. (IMS),
a world leader in telematics and mobile media solutions, is pleased to
announce the availability of iLane, the first in-car device that interacts
directly with your smartphone and lets you manage your inbox hands-free using
simple voice commands, through eAccess Solutions Inc. A leading provider of
wireless devices, software and services, eAccess significantly expands the
North American distribution of iLane with its extensive global account base of
small and medium sized businesses and partnerships with Fortune 100 companies
and the US government.
iLane is a portable smartphone-compatible device that rides inside
commuters' vehicles, allowing them to control their smartphone entirely
hands-free. iLane reads e-mails to the user out loud, on command, and it
allows for access and control of other smartphone applications by voice
command, including managing phone calls, SMS messages and calendars. iLane
also provides on-demand access to compelling news and weather content from The
Associated Press and The Weather Network.
"We're thrilled to be working with eAccess to provide its customers with
an innovative device like iLane, which will help them achieve their goals of
increased business productivity and mobility on the road," said Tony Cassetta,
COO, IMS. "As legislation governing the use of wireless devices in vehicles
continues to gain momentum across North America, we believe the market for
hands-free solutions such as iLane is going to be very strong."
"At eAccess, we take pride in offering our customers the best mobility
products on the market," said David Bean, President (eAccess). "The iLane
device is our first smart in-car solution, enabling us to enrich and enhance
our customers' wireless experience by helping them stay connected safely while
on the road."
Look for future iLane retailer announcements in the coming months.
Pricing and Availability
iLane(TM) is available now through E-Access in North America at a
suggested retail price of $599.00 (USD), plus $7.99 per month. It can be
purchased at http://www.blackberrysource.com/ http://www.eaccess-estore.com/
http://wirelessbyeaccess.com/ and http://eaccessinc.com/. For more information
on iLane visit www.ilane.com.
iLane is currently compatible with BlackBerry 8000 series and smartphones
running BlackBerry OS 4.1 and newer. Compatibility with additional operating
systems will be available throughout 2009.
Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc. (IMS) specializes in the research,
development and production of innovative and progressive solutions in the
areas of telematics, automotive safety and mobile media. Our proprietary
technologies, which combine mechanical engineering, electronic controls,
detection sensors and computational intelligence, are aimed at making 'safer
and smarter' vehicles. IMS' solutions include: iLane(TM), a hands-free,
voice-based email solution for in-vehicle use; and DriveSync(TM) a turn-key
GPS-based system for PAYD insurance offerings, fleet monitoring, vehicle
tracking, and government programs. IMS is based in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
For more information about IMS, please visit www.Intellimec.com.
About E-Access Solutions Inc:
eAccess Solutions, Inc. (http://www.eAccess.com) is a global provider of
mobile data smartphone products, software and consulting services,
Headquartered in Chicago, IL., eAccess has over 300,000 customer accounts
worldwide and proudly serves over 65% of the US Fortune 100, major branches of
the US Government, US Military, Educational Institutions, Small Businesses and
Individual consumers everywhere. eAccess sells and distributes it's technology
both through its ecommerce and direct sales and marketing channels primarily
targeting the business to business and government space. Solutions include
BlackBerry, Microsoft, Palm and many others.
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