Syncromatics and AlterNetWays Partner to Deliver Sustainable Transportation Solutions

Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:00pm EST

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Partnership to Deliver Diverse Commute Alternatives
SAN FRANCISCO--(Business Wire)--Syncromatics Corporation, an award-winning provider of real-time
bus tracking and analysis systems, today announced a strategic
partnership with AlterNetWays, a leading carpool/vanpool management
system with locations throughout the U.S. Building on similar
approaches to transit efficiency, Syncromatics and AlterNetWays will
begin integrating their offerings from technical and marketing
standpoints to present a unified solution to managing, optimizing and
publicizing alternative transportation options.

   "AlterNetWays is committed to sustainable transportation
alternatives and has demonstrated success nationwide. The partnership
between AlterNetWays and Syncromatics is strengthened by our company's
common goals and will leverage our synergistic customer network to
establish the first truly comprehensive alternative transportation
solution to the public," said Josh Bigelow, CEO of Syncromatics. "We
have already begun merging our web-based offerings to serve existing
clients who use both our systems, such as UCSD."

   AlterNetWays' flagship system, AlterNetRides, is already used by
more than 100 organizations around the country, including regional
transportation agencies, municipal & county authorities, universities,
hospitals, and corporations nationwide. Additionally, AlterNetWays
offers a "Commuter Challenge" service that allows organizations to
encourage all forms of alternative transportation by tracking CO2
emission savings. AlterNetWays also provides integration with public
transit's schedules and routes - to help commuters find a convenient
door-to-door alternative to their personal vehicles. Similarly,
Syncromatics' comprehensive mapping and analysis tools allow transit
operators to gauge passenger traffic and schedule adherence, while
bringing increased visibility and simplicity to the public users of
various transit systems. Syncromatics was recently selected as the
winner of the California Clean Tech Open's $100,000 Lexus
Transportation Prize, awarded to Syncromatics for reducing operating
costs for transit operators while increasing utility and ridership
amongst the general public.

   About Syncromatics

   Syncromatics is a privately held California company started in
2006, with the goal of bringing utility to both public transportation
riders and operators by increasing efficiency and the availability of
real-time information. Syncromatics utilizes GPS and cellular networks
together with Google Maps to deliver a comprehensive Automated Vehicle
Location (AVL) service which delivers end-to-end visibility of all
aspects of a transit operation, including schedule adherence,
passenger counts and arrival times.

   About AlterNetWays

   AlterNetWays is a privately held company started in 2001 and is
one of the premier providers of alternative transportation services
for organizations nationwide. Its innovative design makes it
remarkably simple to use and very inexpensive for organizations to
purchase and an organization can be set up in one business day. Its
modular design allows organizations to tailor the service for their
locations and supports carpooling, vanpool services, events, bicycle
locker management, bonus incentives, commuter challenges and more.

   About The California Clean Tech Open

   The California Clean Tech Open brings together a unique and
powerful combination of entrepreneurs, researchers, environmentalists,
investors, business professionals and others to create economic growth
and environmental sustainability by sparking a clean technology
cluster in California. By giving winners early-stage capital and
expertise, the competition speeds clean technologies from lab to
market. The goal is to foster innovative new businesses focused on
energy efficiency, smart power, renewable energy, transportation,
green building materials, pollution control and resource management.
The competition thrives on the state's strong business and
governmental support for innovation, technology and environmental
protection to create rich soil for the growth of clean technology
enterprises that foster a healthy natural environment. To learn more,
please visit: www.cacleantech.com.

   The California Clean Tech Open is sponsored by Acterra: Action for
a Sustainable Earth, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit based in Palo Alto,
California. The competition is supported by a diverse array of
businesses, educational institutions, government leaders and private
individuals, and run by a dedicated group of volunteers including
business professionals, scientists, environmentalists and
entrepreneurs.

Antenna Group on behalf of Syncromatics
Whitney Phaneuf, 415-977-1916
whitney@antennagroup.com

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