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Autonet Mobile Honored as a Finalist in Two Categories for 2009 Telematics Update Awards

SAN FRANCISCO--Autonet Mobile, the world’s first internet service provider for vehicles, continues to gain recognition for its innovative entertainment and information service. Today, the company announced that it has been named a finalist in two categories for the 2009 Telematics Update Awards. CEO Sterling Pratz is one of 13 finalists in the “Telematics Leadership” category, and the Autonet Mobile router, which turns any car into a WiFi hotspot, was among 11 products identified as finalists in the “Best Aftermarket Device” category. In 2008 Autonet Mobile received the Industry Newcomer Award from Telematics Update.

The Telematics Awards are judged by a panel of industry analysts, journalists and consultants with expertise in the auto, consumer electronics and telematics industries. The award program is conducted in conjunction with the Telematics Detroit conference being held June 2-3 and winners will be announced at an awards ceremony and gala on June 2, 2009.

“Being recognized alongside other innovative brands – in two categories – for the Telematics Award program is an exciting milestone for our company,” said Sterling Pratz, CEO of Autonet Mobile. “As consumers continue to demand new forms of entertainment for their cars, we are seeing an incredible interest in internet connectivity for passengers. We’re pleased to see that our vision is resonating with the panel of judges who are so involved in the industry and see many offerings.”

With Autonet Mobile, any vehicle becomes a WiFi hotspot, delivering reliable and easy-to-use internet access. Passengers can bring all of their own WiFi enabled devices such as laptops, netbooks, Nintendo’s DS, Sony’s PSP, iPod Touch or iPhone and other devices on the road. Now children in the back seat can IM, visit Facebook, YouTube or Webkinz while the front seat passenger checks traffic, makes dinner reservations or listens to internet radio.