BlackBox GPS Finalist for 2008 Small Business of the Year

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Prestigious awards are given annually by ITFlorida to spotlight information technology industry advances. Fort Lauderdale, Florida BlackBox GPS provider of GPS Asset Monitoring and Locating solutions, has been selected as a finalist for the 2008 ITFlorida Small Business of the Year Award.

BlackBox GPS has been selected as a finalist for the annual 2008 ITFlorida awards for Small Business of the Year. This prestigious award is intended to showcase and spotlight industry achievements within the information technology industry of the state of Florida. The awards span across 17 categories and are narrowed down to 4 finalists for the awards Gala.

When asked his thoughts on being nominated and becoming a finalist for the award, CEO of BlackBox GPS, Steven Muntean responded, "I am very pleased and proud to be recognized by an organization such as ITFlorida. Global Positioning Systems has opened many opportunities for Location Based Applications to flourish and deliver an impressive ROI, BlackBox GPS is well positioned in the market to become a top player in the industry."

The winners will be announced at the Awards Gala on October 6, 2008 at Disney. Keynote speakers of the awards Gala are to include U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson; Florida Senate President-Designate Jeff Atwater; State CIO David Taylor; Sen. Jeremy Ring; Dr. Dale Brill, director of Gov. Charlie Crist's office of economic development; and Terry Tamminen, former Secretary of the California EPA. Other Category Finalists include Cirtix, South Florida Technology Alliance, Honeywell, and Florida Atlantic University.

ITFlorida is a public private partnership organized to assist the state of Florida's Congressional Delegation, the Governor, the Legislature and other public policy and economic development organizations. The ITFlorida board is comprised of elected and appointed Government officials and is supplemented with leadership from CEO-level officials at both small business levels and major corporations. The focuses of ITFlorida include education, information, advocacy, conferences, programs, and promotion of regional initiatives. ITFlorida encourages Florida based industries to be a part of the technological challenges of the future.

When asked how BlackBox GPS and their technology play a leading role in the Florida technology community Muntean added, "Working with Government agencies and other economic development organizations has allowed us to invest heavily on our propriety GPS technology to deliver a robust system which can interoperate with other IT Systems while ensuring the application is user friendly."

Since 2003, BlackBox GPS has been focused on delivering versatile asset monitoring solutions, providing the ability to locate and monitor your vehicles, assets, or loved ones 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We empower fleet managers with the ability to make more informed decisions by monitoring vehicles and their drivers resulting in a decrease of fuel costs, reduced labor costs, and increased productivity. The secure yet user friendly application allows continuous communication and detailed reports including speed, location, drive time, start-stop times, distance traveled and much more.

With crude oil prices at an all time high, BlackBox GPS provides Small to Midsize Businesses and Government Organizations the ability to closely monitor their assets, allowing them to reduce expenses and improve productivity. Now, more than ever, fixed assets have become a valuable source of security during these turbulent financial times, the BlackBox GPS asset monitoring solution helps protect what matters most. BlackBox GPS can reduce fuel consumption up to 25% by monitoring the vehicles and their drivers, insurance premiums can also decrease up to 33% per vehicle. To find how BlackBox GPS can start reducing your fleet expenses and increasing your productivity please visit http://www.blackboxgps.com.

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