|[November 06, 2012]
SkyBitz to Track the 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree
HERNDON, Va. --(Business Wire)--
the leader in remote asset tracking and information management
solutions, today announced that it will once again provide real-time
tracking of the Capitol Christmas Tree's cross country journey to the
Nation's Capitol at www.TracktheTree.com.
Using its satellite-based tracking solution, SkyBitz (News - Alert) will provide
tracking data, complete with a detailed street-level map of the tree's
In addition to providing the latest tracking information,
TracktheTree.com will include photo galleries from the Capitol Christmas
Tree Cutting Ceremony and Caravan, as well as fun facts about many of
the tour stops. There are also opportunities to interact with other
Capitol Christmas Tree followers on Facebook (News - Alert) at www.Facebook.com/TracktheTree
and on Twitter (News - Alert) (@TracktheTree).
"We are excited to continue the tradition of making our asset tracking
technology available so that the American public can follow along and
participate in activities and the delivery of this year's Capitol
Christmas Tree," said Henry Popplewell, Senior VicePresident and
General Manager, SkyBitz. "This is the sixth year SkyBitz is tracking
the Capitol Christmas Tree and we look forward to helping make it a
journey to remember. Trackthetree.com allows everyone to become an
interactive participant, regardless of whether or not the tree stops in
their home town."
Blanco District Ranger Ken Coffin said, "We have been thrilled with the
turnout at events thus far. As we finish wrapping the tree and prepare
to embark upon a journey across the country, we hope that people will
come out and see Colorado's gift to the citizens of our nation, this
year's "People's Tree." It is our hope that people will track the tree
and be a part of the tradition as it travels from Colorado to our
nation's capitol in Washington, D.C."
The 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree will begin its more than 5,000 mile
journey from the Blanco Ranger District of the White River National
Forest, near Meeker, Colorado to Washington, D.C. on November 6th.
It will arrive in the Nation's Capitol on November 26th. After touring
Colorado for seven days, the 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree will embark
upon its cross country tour with key stops in Albuquerque, N.M.; Dallas,
Texas; Oklahoma City, Okla.; St. Louis, Mo.; Nashville, Tenn.; Atlanta,
Ga.; Ashville, N.C.; Staunton, Va.; Allentown, Pa. The tree lighting
ceremony, hosted by the U.S. Speaker of the House, will be held in early
The tracking of the Capitol Christmas Tree is made possible through the
use of the SkyBitz Global Locating System (GLS) based solution. The
SkyBitz GLS solution is comprised of hardware devices, satellite
networks, and its secure web-based platform which provides real-time
location updates of the tree's cross country journey to the Nation's
Capitol via www.TracktheTree.com.
For more information on how SkyBitz tracks the tree, visit: http://skybitz.com/products-services/networks/how-gls-works/.
Also, follow us on Twitter (@TracktheTree)
and become a fan of our Facebook page at: www.Facebook.com/TracktheTree.
About SkyBitz, Inc.
SkyBitz, a wholly owned subsidiary of Telular (News - Alert) Corporation (NASDAQ:
WRLS), is a leader in global remote asset management solutions, and in
providing real-time information on the location and status of assets.
More than 800 enterprises rely on SkyBitz technology to achieve total
asset visibility, improved security, lower operating and capital
expenses, and enhanced customer service. SkyBitz delivers its solution
via SkyBitz Insight, a secure web-based application that is fully
customizable and requires no software downloads. For additional
information, visit www.skybitz.com.
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