Earthrise Technologies and Telenor Connexion partner to launch first connected Eco-Navigation device

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Earthrise Technologies (www.earthrisetech.com), a subsidiary of the Digisec Group (www.digisecgroup.com), and Telenor Connexion (www.telenorconnexion.com), the leading machinetomachine (M2M) connectivity provider, have formed a partnership to deploy Digisec's unique and innovative eco navigation product, Eco-Way, using Telenor Connexion's global wireless connectivity solution for telematics applications. The partnership will initially focus on deploying econavigation devices in North America, and later in the year expand to Europe and other international markets.

The Eco-Way is an innovative, groundbreaking portable navigation device featuring an electrical interface that connects directly to the diagnostics bus within a vehicle, thereby enabling it to collect realtime engine and performance data. The Eco-Way processes this information and displays in realtime MPG and CO2 per mile in a Priuslike display. Eco-Way also calculates an "Eco-Score" telling the driver the degree to which their driving is ecofriendly. Vehicle and driver performance information is sent via Telenor Connexion's global GPRS network to the TSP's fleet management database where fleet operators can review vehicle and driver performance statistics and vehicle maintenance information. One of the key value propositions of the Eco-Way is the ability for drivers to see in realtime how their driving behaviour affects gas mileage and CO2 emissions so they can make improvement, as well as how their vehicle performs relative to the capabilities advertised by the manufacturer.

Of particular importance in this system is the ability to provision, manage and support thousands of remote, internetconnected econavigation devices, on a global basis, and to ensure reliable capture and presentation of critical data, and make immediate notification of any vehicle faults or problems. This capability is provided through Telenor Connexion's comprehensive global telematics connectivity solution.

- We are very excited to be working with Telenor Connexion, a world leader in global M2M connectivity solutions with a distinguished reputation, says Jim DiSanto, President of Earthrise and a Digisec board member.

- Oil prices are again heading up as the world economy transitions from recession to a new growth cycle. Fuel costs are the number one concern of fleet operators worldwide, followed closely by the cost of emissions. Transportation is now the number one manmade producer of green house gases, and pressure is being brought upon fleet operators to reduce their emissions. Using innovative telematics technology like Eco-Way coupled with Telenor Connexion connectivity services can reduce transportation emissions in most fleets by 30-40%, Jim DiSanto continues.

- We are pleased to work with such a pioneering company like Digisec. The product is built and launched towards the professional fleet and transportation vertical in an innovative way, and in view of the environmental focus and consideration arising all around the world. It is with great enthusiasm we contribute with our global M2M connectivity solution, says Niclas Andersson, Global Business Development Executive, Telenor Connexion.

About Earthrise Technologies and Digisec Group

Earthrise Technoloiges is a wholly owned division of Digisec Group (www.digisecgroup.com), a Caymans Corporation. In addition to Earthrise, Digisec owns and operates CCYamei Electronics, the leading aftermarket manufacturer of automotive security and safety products in China. Products include EZ-GO smart key system, All-Way GPS/GSM tracking and security system, and the new Eco-Way connected navigation system with Eco-Driving and vehicle diagnostics. For more information please visit www.earthrisetech.com
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