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Syncromatics and AlterNetWays Partner to Deliver Sustainable Transportation Solutions
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org Copyright Business Wire 2008