Wherify Wireless, Inc. (OTCBB:WFYW), a leading developer of wireless location products and services, today announced the addition of Delphi (Pink Sheets:DPHIQ), a world leader in mobile electronics, transportation components and systems technology, to its Brazilian team to enhance and accelerate the deployment of Wherify-enabled personal communications and GPS location/safety services in Brazil. Delphi has assumed distribution rights for Wherify's Wherifone in Brazil from American Networks Computadores and has placed an order for initial units. American Network Computadores maintains its local service provider status while Wherify will provide the core location management and mapping support from its Global Location Services Center. Wherify will receive recurring revenue for each unit in service in Brazil.
"We're very pleased to have Delphi's support in the deployment of Wherify-enabled location and communications services in Brazil," said Timothy Neher, Founder and CEO of Wherify. "Delphi is a well established player with major distribution resources. We anticipate that their expertise, experience and market reach will enhance our launch efforts and make Brazil a global leader in personal location services."
"Delphi has extensive experience in taking mobile electronics products to market successfully, both at the enterprise and consumer level. The Wherifone is a natural fit for our portfolio and furthers our interests in providing cutting-edge mobile services to our customers," said Edson Brasil, Managing Director of Delphi Brazil. "The combination of voice and GPS-enabled location-based services presents us with a very interesting opportunity, and we're looking forward to working with American Networks and Wherify to bring the benefits of vehicle location and personal safety services to Brazil."
"Delphi is a great addition to our team and will play a major role in our success," said Samir Couri, Director of Technologies of American Network. "Delphi has a supplier relationship with thousands of retailers in the mobile electronics and IT industries. As a major supplier of hospital and home medical equipment, they are also well positioned to bring the benefits of Wherify's technology to the Brazilian health care industry."
About The Wherifone
The Wherifone is the world's first GSM/GPS locator cell phone designed for children and seniors. The two-way cell phone has built-in Aided-GPS location and "managed dial" features that give on-the-go parents the peace of mind of being able to quickly locate and communicate with their young children and elderly relatives, while also controlling who they can call and how much it will cost. Wherify's Aided-GPS performance will vary, but often provides location results in places where conventional GPS solutions may have performance issues, such as in many types of wood frame buildings and vehicles, and under dense foliage. The Wherifone's patented Aided-GPS location solution is supported by the Wherify Global Location Service Center, which maintains information on all the GPS satellites in space through a series of GPS Reference Receivers, and applies location information into Wherify's mapping and location management system to let users see a device's position displayed on a map or aerial photograph.
About American Network Computadores
American Network Computadores Ltda is a leading distributor of hardware, software and telecommunication solutions, emphasizing security and medical fields. The company also created a nationwide network of service providers and has been furnishing the Brazilian market with cutting edge technology solutions in the last 12 years. American Network portfolio of partners include IBM, Microsoft, Diveo, Cisco, HP, and has launched recently the Central Vida, an emergency and preventive medical call center, in a partnership with Sat Solutions Tracking System, Preventis Medical Care, Plusoft Consulting & Solutions and Multi Card Brasil Health Risk Management.
Delphi is a world leader in mobile electronics and transportation components and systems technology. Multi-national Delphi conducts its business operations through various subsidiaries and has headquarters in Troy, Mich., USA, Paris, Tokyo and Sao Paulo, Brazil. Delphi's two business sectors -- Dynamics, Propulsion, Thermal & Interior Sector and Electrical, Electronics, & Safety Sector -- provide comprehensive product solutions to complex customer needs. Delphi has approximately 185,000 employees and operates 167 wholly owned manufacturing sites, 41 joint ventures, 53 customer centers and sales offices and 33 technical centers in 38 countries.
About Wherify Wireless, Inc.
Wherify Wireless, Inc. (OTCBB:WFYW) is a leading developer of patented wireless location products and services for family safety, communications, and law enforcement. The company's portfolio of intellectual property includes its proprietary integration of the US Government's Global Positioning System (GPS) and wireless communication technologies; its patented back-end location service; the Wherifone(TM) GPS locator phone which provides real-time location information and lets families with pre-teens, seniors, or those with special needs, stay connected and in contact with each other; and its FACES(R) industry-leading facial composite technology, which is currently being used by thousands of public safety agencies worldwide. Founded in 1998, the company is located in Redwood Shores, California.
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