Novatel Wireless Signs Supply Agreement with DigiCore for Its Advanced MT 3060 OBD II Telematics Device

  Novatel Wireless Signs Supply Agreement with DigiCore for Its Advanced MT
  3060 OBD II Telematics Device

Business Wire

SAN DIEGO -- October 21, 2013

Novatel Wireless, Inc. (Nasdaq:NVTL), a leading provider of intelligent
wireless solutions, and DigiCore Holdings, Ltd. (JSE:DGC), a leading provider
of advanced machine-to-machine (M2M) communication and telematics solutions,
today announce that Novatel Wireless will be supplying DigiCore its cellular
OBDII devices. Under the agreement, various versions of Novatel Wireless’
advanced MT 3060 OBDII platform will be available to DigiCore -- one of the
industry’s most advanced OBDII plug-and-play solutions for both the commercial
and consumer telematics markets. The MT 3060 will be included by DigiCore in
it is Ctrack® telematics solutions and services offering starting with vehicle
usage and driver behavior monitoring as part of its end to end insurance
telematics offerings.

Novatel Wireless will also license to DigiCore its N4A™ Device Manager
software, and DigiCore has the option to license the N4A™ Communications and
Management software platform.

“DigiCore is one of the leading fleet management and vehicle tracking
companies, with key partnerships in insurance telematics,” says Peter
Leparulo, CEO of Novatel Wireless. “We look forward to working together with
DigiCore to integrate their Ctrack software platform and our OBDII devices to
enable a host of telematics tracking and monitoring capabilities.”

“DigiCore is recognized as a world leading provider of machine-to-machine
telematics solutions, our operations under the Ctrack brand span six
continents, and we are one of the pioneers in the insurance telematics
business,” added Deon du Rand, CTO at DigiCore, suppliers of Ctrack. “The MT
3060 is the most advanced OBDII platform we have seen to date, and combined
with our onboard and front-end intellectual property, will provide a new level
of value to our customers. As we have already proven with almost one billion
driver behavioral kilometers analyzed, the use of telematics in the insurance
market will be a growth driver for the industry, as our insurance customers
move towards determining insurance premiums by taking into account aspects
such as driving behavior, location and time of travel. We are pleased that
Novatel Wireless will be a core part of our telematics offering,” Deon du Rand
continued.

The MT 3060 platform is a plug-and-play, self-installing device that can be
deployed in minutes by any driver. The device simply inserts into the OBDII
port of a vehicle, without taking a vehicle out of service. The MT 3060 also
boasts GPS capability and a highly sensitive 1000Hz 3-axis accelerometer that
is optimized for sensing high impact driving behavior. The MT 3060 further
optimizes performance by an innovative antenna design and disconnect alert
feature using an on-board backup battery.

Novatel Wireless’ robust M2M software offerings can quickly build connectivity
from Internet Protocol-enabled remote assets to existing enterprise
applications. The N4A™ Communications and Management software platform
provides a complete asset management user interface that focuses on managing
configurations across multiple usage scenarios. N4A Device Manager is a robust
environment for the management, configuration, self-care and support of
Novatel Wireless M2M devices.

About DigiCore Holdings, Ltd.

With over 28 years of experience, DigiCore is recognized as a world-leading
provider of advanced machine-to-machine (M2M) communication and telematics
solutions; DigiCore adds value to a global base of Ctrack customers with
mobile assets and workforces. DigiCore was founded in South Africa in 1985 and
listed under the Electronics & Electrical sector on the Johannesburg stock
exchange, JSE Limited, in December 1998 under the share code DGC. Today’s
operations, under the Ctrack brand, span six continents, with over 1,000
employees and more than 750,000 systems sold. DigiCore has concluded a number
of successful global acquisitions in recent years, and expanded the group’s
strong international reach into new emerging markets, such as Asia, Africa
Australia, and Latin America. A tradition of technologically superior products
coupled with a proven track record in successfully rolling out and supporting
mega projects worldwide, gives DigiCore a sustainable competitive advantage.

About Novatel Wireless

Novatel Wireless, Inc. is a leader in the design and development of
intelligent wireless solutions based on 2G, 3G and 4G technologies. The
company delivers specialized wireless solutions to carriers, distributors,
retailers, OEMs and vertical markets worldwide. Product lines include MiFi®
Intelligent Mobile Hotspots, Ovation™ USB modems, Expedite® embedded modules,
Mobile Tracking Solutions, Asset Tracking Solutions, and Enabler smart M2M
modules. These innovative products provide anywhere, anytime communications
solutions for consumers and enterprises. Headquartered in San Diego,
California, Novatel Wireless is listed on NASDAQ: NVTL. For more information
please visit www.nvtl.com. (NVTLG)

This release may contain forward-looking statements, which are made pursuant
to the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended to date. These forward-looking
statements involve risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors
could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the
forward-looking statements contained herein. These factors include risks
relating to technological changes, new product introductions, continued
acceptance of Novatel Wireless’ products and dependence on intellectual
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actual results to differ materially, are discussed in more detail in Novatel
Wireless’ filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission
(available at www.sec.gov) and other regulatory agencies.

(C) 2013 Novatel Wireless, Inc. All rights reserved. The Novatel Wireless name
and logo and N4A are trademarks of Novatel Wireless, Inc. Other Company,
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Contact:

Novatel Wireless, Media Relations
Charlotte Rubin, 858-812-3431
crubin@nvtl.com