Elite Logistics Aligns With Immobiliser to Protect Harley-Davidson(R) Owners
5 April 2000Elite Logistics Aligns With Immobiliser to Protect Harley-Davidson(R) Owners
FREEPORT, Texas, April 4 Elite Logistics, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: ELOGE) developer of the PageTrack(TM) family of Intelligent Vehicle Systems (IVS), today announced an agreement with Immobiliser, Inc. to expand Elite Logistics' wireless tracking technology into the motorcycle market. Through the agreement, Immobiliser, Inc. will become Elite Logistics' original equipment manufacturer (OEM) in the motorcycle industry. Elite Logistics' PageTrack(TM) technology will be incorporated into the Immobiliser(TM), a patented security device exclusively designed for Harley- Davidson(R) motorcycles. Immobiliser, Inc. also produces an Immobiliser(TM) device suitable for use on all types of motorcycles. With seven million riders in the United States, the motorcycle industry is enjoying its biggest sales boom in more than 20 years. The number of riders has increased 30 percent in only 10 years. The Motorcycle Industry Council reports that the value of the motorcycle retail marketplace was $12.7 billion in 1998 and that retail sales grew 24 percent in 1999, implying an industry value of $15.7 billion. Elite Logistics' technology will be available to Harley-Davidson(R) owners through a growing network of more than 400 Harley-Davidson(R) dealers in which the Immobiliser(TM) is sold. "We're looking forward to offering motorcycle owners added control and security through this agreement with Immobiliser," said Joe Smith, president of Elite Logistics, Inc. "PageTrack(TM) technology combines the power of the Internet, two-way paging and global positioning systems into a cutting-edge product that's perfect for motorcycle enthusiasts. This application of the technology to the motorcycle industry is a natural fit." The Immobiliser(TM) is the only patented alarm that fits original factory wiring of Harley-Davidson(R) motorcycles without solder or crimping, permitting non-destructive installation and eliminating factory warranty concerns. The alarm features a personal pager that beeps and vibrates when someone tampers with the motorcycle, as well as a 16-stage adjustable shock sensor and remote-controlled siren and flashing lights. The Immobiliser(TM) automatically immobilizes the bike's ignition system if the bike is assaulted. The alarm is protected against heat and vibration, and its factory-style connectors and main module are waterproof to withstand the elements, including jet-washing. Through the OEM agreement, the Immobiliser(TM) will use Elite Logistics' PageTrack(TM) technology to give bike owners the ability to track a bike's location, control bike features and communicate via the Internet or other web- based wireless devices (such as cellular phones and pagers with e-mail capabilities). Bike owners will also be able to track a motorcycle through their own PC at home or by phone through Elite Logistics' 24-hour control center. Elite Logistics, Inc. is the parent company of Elite Logistics Services, Inc., its wholly owned operating subsidiary based in Freeport, Texas. Elite Logistics Services, Inc. is best known for its patent pending PageTrack(TM) family of Intelligent Vehicle Systems that integrate global positioning systems and two-way wireless telemetry technology to provide Internet-enabled tracking and control of vehicles and other assets. The Company provides a comprehensive solution to the logistics needs of fleet managers and security needs of private vehicle owners. The PageTrack(TM) family of Intelligent Vehicle Systems is distributed within the United States through an expanding network of distributors and dealers. Elite Logistics, Inc. is a certified value added integrator for Motorola and utilizes the paging network of SkyTel, a subsidiary of MCI WorldCom. Pending final approval of the Company's Form 10SB by the SEC, the Company's ticker symbol has been changed by the Nasdaq from ELOG to ELOGE. For additional information, visit the Company's Internet site at http://www.elitelog.com. Based in Houston, Immobiliser, Inc. has a 10-year track record of providing security systems to motorcycle, car and fleet owners. Immobiliser, Inc. currently exports security products to 31 countries. Over 3 million of the original Immobiliser(TM) devices have been sold without a single theft reported due to tampering with the system. For more information, visit http://www.immobiliser.com or call (800) 966-3456. Harley-Davidson(R) is a registered trademark of Harley-Davidson Inc.