Lifecomm MPERS appoints president

In another indicator of the Lifecomm mobile PERS (MPERS) moving to market, Keith Schneider was announced as president by majority owner Hughes Telematics (HTI). Developed in conjunction with minority JV investors Qualcomm and AMAC, Lifecomm was last seen at ATA presenting their ‘critical design for MPERS study’ [TA coverage prior to ATA start]. The device combines GPS tracking with two-way voice in a slickly-designed wristband, pendant or belt clip style (no red buttons here); according to their website it will be available late 2011. Mr. Schneider will also continue his duties as CEO of HTI subsidiary Networkfleet and was previously with Sprint Nextel as VP of indirect distribution. Release.