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Nov. 1, 2005
Telenav Press Release:  

Aduddell Roofing Navigates the Storm with TeleNav Track
Mobile device-based GPS navigation and tracking service helps repair Gulf Coast building damage

Aduddell Roofing, a subsidiary of Zenex International, Inc. (OTC BB: ZENX.OB) has deployed TeleNav’s TeleNav Track GPS navigation and tracking service to help the roofing company find homes and re-build roofs damaged in Mississippi by Hurricane Katrina. Aduddell Roofing is the prime contractor for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Corp of Engineers Operation Blue Roof, in the counties hit hardest by hurricane Katrina. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, Aduddell Roofing is using TeleNav Track on company-issued mobile phones and devices. With street signs non-existent in the region, the service assists crews in finding homes that are not traceable by reference points or landmarks by providing turn-by-turn, audible and visual GPS navigation over mobile phones and devices. Aduddell has deployed 235 units with TeleNav Track, provided by a Wireless Services Authorized Dealer, TCHI Wireless LLC (tchiwireless.com), covering 1,200 sub-contractors. Aduddell Roofing managers can also track field workers from the home office and see how long they have been on a job and exactly where they are on a map. This has been an essential tool when directing teams to the next job. Aduddell has covered up to 1,000 roofs per day. Without the TeleNav Track service, the company estimates it would have been greatly limited. TeleNav Track, the first GPS navigation and tracking service integrated into mobile phones and devices, is a simple and low-cost way for companies to keep track of their assets, including people, vehicles and products. By combining the latest advances in GPS navigation, wireless communications and Web software applications, TeleNav Track makes mobile resource navigation and tracking an affordable reality for businesses of all sizes. “Our crews were essentially working blind in the field trying to locate homes. The ability to get around using the TeleNav Track GPS navigation feature where there are no landmarks or street signs, has been a blessing to us – TeleNav Track is an amazing solution,” said Tim Aduddell, President of Aduddell Roofing. “This has been quite an experience for all of us. It’s nice to have TeleNav there to help out in the disaster relief efforts.” Aduddell Roofing also helped one of its subcontractors find a stolen truck using the TeleNav Track product. The truck was taken from a job site with one of the phones in it. With the help of TeleNav Track they were able to track the truck to Texas and it was returned the next day. “With the massive devastation in the region, it was essential that Aduddell roofing was able to locate homes that needed to be repaired in a timely manner,” said Sal Dhanani, senior director of marketing at TeleNav. “We are glad that we could assist Aduddell Roofing with their disaster relief efforts.” TeleNav Track is a fully hosted, 100% Web-based service available at www.TeleNavTrack.com. The price per phone/device starts with the TeleNav Track Basic plan at $9.99 per month, plus a one-time $19.99 activation fee. The basic service includes GPS tracking, timesheets and location reporting. The TeleNav Track Plus plan is priced at $12.99 per month, which adds 2-way messaging. TeleNav Track Enhanced plan adds Wireless Forms and Job Dispatching, and TeleNav Track Premium is priced at $21.99 per month, which adds turn-by-turn navigation.

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About Aduddell Roofing

Beginning in 1976 as a local roofing company in the Oklahoma City metro area, Aduddell Roofing has become a diversified company licensed in all states and is a Preferred Contractor for several Fortune 500 companies. Aduddell’s commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction are a part of every project; from simple repairs to multi-building projects, they install only the finest products to provide the best roofing solutions available. For more information on Aduddell Roofing please visit www.aduddell.com