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American Eagle to Improve Airport Safety and Efficiency At DFW With I.D. Systems' AvRamp(tm) Wireless Vehicle Management System

HACKENSACK, N.J., Feb. 23, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- I.D. Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:IDSY) today announced that American Eagle Airlines has selected I.D. Systems' AvRamp(tm) Wireless Vehicle Management System (VMS) to manage a fleet of aircraft ground support equipment (GSE) at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

"American Eagle is selective in its investments, focusing on innovative, best-practice technologies that can improve our airport ground handling operations, cut costs, and enhance service for our customers," said Jonathan Snook, American Eagle's senior vice president of customer services. "We are implementing the AvRamp system because we believe it will improve the safety of the ramp area, where GSE and aircraft operate closely together, and make the airport a safer place to work for our employees. We also believe the system will help us reduce the significant costs required to maintain and operate our GSE fleets, and help us direct our equipment more efficiently to load and unload aircraft, for the benefit of our customers."

The AvRamp system -- which was developed in part through funding from the Transportation Security Administration, and which is TSA- and FAA-approved for use at U.S. Airports -- provides a wide range of safety, security and operational management functions for airport vehicles, including:

   * an automatic, on-vehicle driver authentication system to
     reinforce safety training requirements and secure equipment
     that has direct access to passenger aircraft;

   * electronic vehicle safety inspection checklists to help expedite
     repairs and prevent unsafe vehicle operation;

   * vehicle speed management and impact sensing to help prevent
     vehicle accidents and provide analysis if accidents do occur;

   * real-time equipment visibility with "geo-fencing" (electronic
     boundaries that define "off-limits" areas), to reduce the risk
     of vehicle runway incursions;

   * automatic fuel conservation functions to reduce energy costs
     and the airline's carbon footprint; and

   * an array of wireless communication and data reporting tools
     designed to optimize fleet utilization.

"The AvRamp system's core ability to manage who is authorized to drive what equipment can make a significant contribution to safety on the ramp," said Peter Fausel, I.D. Systems' executive vice president of sales, marketing and customer service. "AvRamp has many advanced safety management capabilities as well -- automated geo-fencing, for example, which can automatically warn a driver who is approaching an active runway, and shut the vehicle down if the vehicle gets too close to that runway."

"Although AvRamp is an airport safety and security system at heart, it also provides many ways to help manage and reduce GSE fleet costs, so it can generate a much more compelling return on investment than some other safety-only technologies," continued Mr. Fausel. "We look forward to helping American Eagle generate economic benefits from AvRamp, at the same time as it helps enhance their GSE safety practices."

"We are eager to explore all of the fleet management tools that AvRamp has to offer to manage operating costs and increase efficiency," said Mr. Snook. "For example, we expect to be able to plan and control preventative maintenance schedules more tightly, based on actual vehicle usage rather than on calendar days, which should increase the efficiency of our maintenance staff and help reduce GSE fleet maintenance costs."

"We also think that AvRamp's ability to automatically conserve vehicle fuel will result in lower GSE fuel costs, which has the significant parallel benefit of reducing the emissions and carbon footprint of internal combustion vehicles," added Mr. Fausel. "In addition, because the AvRamp system incorporates both a GPS receiver and two-way text messaging on every vehicle, we expect it will help American Eagle allocate vehicles more efficiently to service aircraft when flight schedules and gate assignments change."

About American Eagle

American Eagle operates over 1,400 daily flights to more than 150 cities throughout the United States, Canada, the Bahamas, Mexico and the Caribbean on behalf of American Airlines. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection(r) airlines serve 250 cities in 40 countries with, on average, more than 3,400 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 900 aircraft. American's award-winning Web site,, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld(r) Alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. Together, its members serve more than 700 destinations in over 140 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection,, We know why you fly, and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. (NYSE:AMR).

About I.D. Systems:

Based in Hackensack, New Jersey, with a European business office in Dusseldorf, Germany, I.D. Systems is a leading provider of wireless solutions for managing and securing high-value enterprise assets, including industrial vehicles, such as forklifts and airport ground support equipment, and rental vehicles. The company's patented technology, which utilizes radio frequency identification, or RFID, technology, addresses the needs of organizations to control, track, monitor and analyze their assets. For more information, visit

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