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Commerce Events' Market Validation Extends to the Fortune 500

Commerce Events Appoints Tim Harrington of WhereNet to the Advisory Board

CAMPBELL, Calif., Oct. 21 -- Commerce Events, Inc. (CME), the leader in powering adaptive supply chains, announced that market validation now encompasses both Defense and Fortune 500 needs. Tim Harrington, VP of Product Strategy at WhereNet, has joined the CME Advisory Board. Tim, as Chairman of the Real Time Locations Systems Committee of AIM, is an eminent thought leader in managing mobile assets. Tim will help guide CME’s strategy to compliment WhereNet’s solutions for the distributed management needs of Fortune 500 companies.

Tim has helped forge WhereNet’s reputation as a leading innovator in the fields of inventory management, logistics, and supply chain visibility. As Chairman of a high-profile group within AIM, Tim leads key industry initiatives, including education and promotion of RTLS technologies in supply chain markets. Tim is a frequent lecturer to industry groups and trade shows as well as the author of tens of articles for the industry press. “I am pleased to join CME’s Advisory board,” says Tim Harrington. “After a considerable amount of due diligence, I’ve found that CME provides unique capabilities to the market.”

CME lobbied for some time prior to having Tim Harrington agree to join the Advisory Board. “Having someone of Tim’s reputation on the Advisory Board is an important validation of CME’s approach to distributed logistics challenges,” said Andrew Preston, President and COO. “We are honored to have his guidance as we expand our efforts to Fortune 500 customers.”

CME’s solutions directly compliment WhereNet’s real-time location systems by providing a unified view of the organization’s assets, whether within a facility, in process, in transit, or in storage. CME’s solutions enable the right decisions to be made at every level – assembly line, plant, division, and company as a whole. “CME shows the promise of solving several challenges faced by our Fortune 500 customers. Having CME supplement our industry-leading solution will further cement WhereNet’s reputation as the only viable choice for location systems,” said Tim Harrington. “We look forward to engaging in customer trials in the near term.”

About Commerce Events

Commerce Events, Inc. (CME) is the industry leader in powering adaptive supply chains. Founded by veteran software industry executives and leading enterprise integration experts, CME’s mission is to develop powerful, next-generation networked applications that will for the first time enable enterprises to adapt in real-time to changing business conditions, to accommodate accelerated product life cycles, and to deliver mass customization. CME solutions help Global 5000 enterprises and governmental agencies optimize the organization’s objectives – whether they are increasing revenue through optimizing the entire supply chain, increasing flexibility to respond to the unexpected, or decreasing costs through operational efficiencies.

Headquartered in the Silicon Valley area of California, CME has operations throughout the US and the globe. CME has established strategic partnerships with leading technology vendors such as BEA (Nasdaq: BEAS - news), IBM (NYSE: IBM - news), and SUN (Nasdaq: SUNW - news). More information about CME can be found at

About WhereNet Corp.

WhereNet is the first company to deliver a single wireless location and communication infrastructure that reliably and cost-effectively manages valuable mobile resources. Based on patented technology resulting from a collective 100+ years of development, WhereNet’s real?time solutions have reduced inventory, lowered operating costs, and improved operations, delivering a complete return on investment within 12 months for some the world’s leading companies, including Coca-Cola, Ford Motor Co. and Meijer. WhereNet’s strategic partners include Fortune 500 bellwethers General Electric, Unisys, Symbol, and FMC. The company has received the Henry Ford Technology Award; been named a Top 100 company by Frontline Solutions, Inbound Logistics, and UPSIDE magazines; and been recognized as a wireless innovator and industry leader by Forrester Research, Computerworld ROI, Plant Engineering, Start, and Supply Chain Systems magazines. Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., with offices throughout the United States and Europe, WhereNet is funded by Crosspoint Venture Partners, Foundation Capital, Bay Partners, Crescendo Ventures, Ford Motor Co., and Sun Microsystems. For more information, visit the WhereNet Web site at, or call 408-845-8500 (in the U.S.) or + 32 15 28 48 00 (in Europe).

WhereNet is a registered trademark and WhereLAN is a trademark of WhereNet Corp. All other brands, products, or service names are or may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

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