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Vehicle Upfitting Leader Brekford Announces Fleet Management Partnership With TrimbleBrekford Teamed Up With Trimble to Offer Fleet Management Solutions Aimed at Helping Federal Agencies Become More Fiscally Responsible While Fulfilling the Requirements of Green Fleet Initiatives (June 12, 2012)
HANOVER, MD -- (Marketwire) -- 06/12/12 -- Brekford Corp. (the "Company") (OTCQB: BFDI) (OTCBB: BFDI), a leading public safety technology service provider of fully integrated traffic safety solutions, vehicle upfitting, and rugged mobile technology, is pleased to announce its partnership with Trimble Navigation Limited, the largest Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) provider in the country. This partnership is intended to meet a growing need from Federal agencies to reduce operating costs, improve driver safety and comply with Federal directives like Executive Order 13514, which require greenhouse emissions to be measured, reported and reduced.
"Given today's fiscal landscape, agency operating budgets are under intense scrutiny and many are being cut by double digit numbers," stated C.B. Brechin, CEO of Brekford. "As the debate over utilization rates continues, there is an increasing amount of pressure being placed on Federal agencies to cut costs. Through our partnership with Trimble, Brekford will help agencies better manage mileage, idle time and fuel usage in an effort to reduce emissions as well as fuel costs, which should result in billions of dollars saved annually."
Trimble's GeoManager Fleet Management solution is an on-demand fleet productivity and management solution that integrates GPS, vehicle diagnostics, driver safety, wireless communications and a hosted software application suite. GeoManager enables visibility into real-time field status and allows fleet managers to better manage overall vehicle and workforce performance while lowering operating costs and improving productivity.
"Our partnership with Trimble further validates Brekford's commitment to delivering end-to-end solutions to the U.S. Military, as well as federal and state entities," said Scott Rutherford, President of Brekford. "We've listened to what our customers have been saying and are pleased to now offer a solution that logically complements our existing products and services while simultaneously addressing such an unfilled need under present market conditions."
"Today's announcement further validates our continued dedication to enhancing shareholder value and reinvesting in the business," Brechin added. "We remain steadfast in our commitment to strategically build out Brekford's product and service offerings to better satisfy expanding market demands, while positioning the company as the best all-around automated traffic safety solutions provider."
Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location -- including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. Additional information about Trimble may be found online at www.trimble.com.
Brekford has provided state of the art mobile technology and traffic safety solutions to the U.S. military, various federal entities and numerous security and public safety agencies throughout the United States over the last ten years. Their services include an end-to-end suite of mobile computer and video technology as well as automated traffic safety solutions. Brekford's combination of vehicle upfitting services, cutting edge mobile and video technology, and automated traffic enforcement services offers a unique 360-degree solution for any organization, including homeland security and law enforcement agencies. Additional information about Brekford may be found online at www.brekford.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of that term in Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Actual results may differ materially from the results suggested by these forward-looking statements, for a number of reasons, including, but not limited to, market conditions, the cost and success of development activities and ability to successfully manage growth. Readers are referred to the documents filed by Brekford Corp. with the SEC, specifically the Company's most recent reports filed on Form 10-K and Forms 10-Q, which further identify the important risks, trends and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this press release. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements.
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