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Track the Capitol Christmas Tree Online with SkyBitz

Once again the American public will have the opportunity to track the 2009 Capitol Christmas Tree as it travels from Arizona to the front lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., via SkyBitz® tracking solutions.

SkyBitz, the leading remote asset tracking and information management service provider, will attach a mobile tracking unit to the trailer carrying the 85-foot blue spruce as it crosses the country from Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest in Arizona using SkyBitz’s award-winning GLS asset tracking services. The tracking data, complete with a detailed street-level map of the most recent location, will be accessible to the general public on the company's Web site, www.trackthetree.com, beginning November 10.

“We are excited to provide this unique and interactive experience for everyone, young and old, to get engaged in this event and the activities and history that surround it,” said SkyBitz Senior Vice President of Marketing Craig Montgomery.

The Capitol Christmas Tree is scheduled to leave Eagar, Ariz., on November 10 and will tour the state of Arizona for ten days before visiting: Amarillo, Texas; Tulsa, Okla.; Branson, Mo.; Nashville, Tenn.; Roanoke, Va.; and Chevy Chase, Md. The tree’s journey will culminate at the U.S. Capitol Building on November 30, with the lighting ceremony to take place the week of December 7. The SkyBitz tracking solution and interactive Web site will detail this journey every step of the way.

Since 1970, Congress has asked a different National Forest to provide “the People’s Tree” – complete with all the trimmings – as a gift to our nation each holiday season. This year marks the first time Arizona has provided the Capitol Christmas Tree.

About SkyBitz

SkyBitz is the leading remote asset management solution provider, providing real-time information on the location and status of assets to customers in the fields of transportation, energy, and government. SkyBitz delivers a reliable, easy-to-use solution that provides in-transit visibility and assessment of assets anytime, anywhere. More than 600 enterprises rely on cost-effective SkyBitz technology to achieve total asset visibility, improve security, lower operating and capital expenses, and enhance customer service. SkyBitz is a privately held company backed by CIBC Capital Partners, Highstar Capital, Inverness Graham Investments, Motorola Ventures and ITV, a fund of Cordova Ventures. For additional information, visit www.SkyBitz.com.

Release Summary:
SkyBitz is tracking the 2009 Capitol Christmas Tree from Arizona to the U.S. Capitol Building. The public can follow this year's tree online at www.trackthetree.com.

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