Qualcomm Links With Snap-on for Remote Diagnostics

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (July 12, 2004) — Qualcomm Inc. has announced a strategic relationship with Snap-On Inc. to develop and market integrated remote diagnostics and mobile asset management solutions for the transportation, logistics and heavy equipment industries.

Qualcomm and Snap-on plan to integrate Snap-on’s eTechnician application, a Web-based remote vehicle monitoring and diagnostics solution, with Qualcomm’s OmniTRACS fleet management solution.

Snap-on’s eTechnician — marketed under the Nexiq brand name — enables communication of vehicle diagnostic data to a central base and the ability of management to query vehicle data at any time. The application also has a command-and-control feature enabling vehicle control and the re-programming of vehicle parameters while the vehicle is traveling.

Other Qualcomm Snap-on initiatives include jointly exploring asset management solutions for vehicle manufacturers and opportunities in the emerging market for vehicle security solutions.

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