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Caracas, August 14, 2003.- In line with the "All things Connected" vision, Smartmatic officially presented this Monday a vehicle control prototype, a new monitoring and control solution for vehicle fleets based on the device-networking technology developed by the firm.

"Using the Internet as its platform, SmartCar allows the monitoring of the condition of the systems of each vehicle connected, such as brakes, lubrication, or engine temperature, all from a single screen. It also offers the control of basic security functions, like closing doors automatically, or turning on emergency lights", stated José Antonio Madriz, CTO of the company during the prototype presentation.

Developed over the Device networking Smarmatic Platform, SmartCar allows the remote control of any type of vehicle, whether private, transport or cargo. He adds that it is able to connect to global positioning systems (GPS), "SmartCar allows the user to know the exact location of his vehicle at all moments.

For Alfredo Anzola, the company's VP of Business Development, "one of the most commercial uses of SmartCar is the control of transport or cargo fleets, since it allows a single operator to monitor the internal condition and the location of all the vehicles from a single point".

He states that: "A map of the geographic area being supervised can also be seen from the main console, as well as the exact location of each unit in the fleet. In this way, SmartCar can be programmed to generate automatic alarms, for example, if a vehicle strays from its route or its assigned zone, which is of great benefit to couriers, travel companies, and logistics operators".

About Smartmatic

Smartmatic is a multinational company that specializes in the design and end-to-end deployment of complex purpose-specific technology solutions. With an unsurpassed technology base, continuous innovation, and quality in processes and results, Smartmatic is organized around three business areas: Electronic voting systems, intelligent and integrated security systems for large enterprises and governments, and advanced solutions for people registration and authentication for a wide range of government applications.

Smartmatic is a privately held company with offices in the US, Mexico, Venezuela, Barbados, Spain, Philippines and Taiwan.  It has more than 200 employees worldwide.  Its capacity for innovation and wide range of products and services have earned Smartmatic extensive recognition in the technology community worldwide.

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