July 14, 2009
Mac-Gray Corporation uses GPS service to reduce vehicular CO2 emissions, cut expenses and enhance payroll management

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 14, 2009-- Sprint (NYSE:S) and Mac-Gray Corporation (NYSE:TUC) today announced completion of the implementation to equip 600+ Mac-Gray vehicles with devices that combine the Sprint data network mobility solution with the additional productivity-enhancements of real-time tracking and time reporting provided by Sprint partner Actsoft.

Using Motorola i365s handsets and Actsoft Comet Tracker, Mac-Gray gains the ability to track and manage vehicles and mobile worker time reporting as it serves over 85,000 customer locations. The capability has been implemented at all 28 of Mac-Gray’s branches nationwide. Mac-Gray serves the laundry needs of academic institutions, multi-family housing properties, laundromats, on-premises laundries, military and government facilities and hotels and motels.

In addition to the 600 new handsets that use Actsoft Comet Tracker, Mac-Gray has renewed an existing agreement with Sprint for another 780 handsets already operating on Sprint’s Nextel National Network.

“After a trial in one of our key branches, we decided this GPS and time management solution could help us achieve greater productivity in all our branches,” said Mike Lento, vice president of corporate operations, Mac-Gray. “The ability to track our vehicles in real time and monitor their location 24/7 saves time, reduces fuel consumption and eliminates unauthorized vehicle use. Mac-Gray also uses the tracking capability to monitor use of its vehicles after drivers take them home, which further reduces maintenance and fuel consumption. The ability of our drivers to clock in and out remotely reduces paperwork and improves time reporting accuracy.”

John Dupree, vice president – Enterprise & Federal, Sprint said, “Mac-Gray has shown how an enterprise can build on the value of instant communications with an effective and productivity-enhancing GPS capability.

Sprint is pleased to team with Actsoft to help Mac-Gray arrive at an innovative solution.”

Sprint serves Mac-Gray through its newly formed Business Markets Group (BMG). Composed of more than 4,000 sales, support, marketing and operations personnel, Sprint’s BMG is dedicated solely to enterprise, general business and public sector customers. BMG offers a unique combination of 3G and 4G technologies and applications, including integrated wireless-wireline services. The Sprint BMG unit delivers wireless, wireline and converged solutions for companies, drawing on the nation’s most dependable 3G mobile broadband network,*,the fastest national push-to-talk network (based on call setup), and a comprehensive solutions portfolio of devices and applications.

About Sprint Nextel

Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including two wireless networks serving more than 49 million customers at the end of the first quarter of 2009; industry-leading mobile data services; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. For more information, visit www.sprint.com.

About Mac-Gray Corporation

Founded in 1927, Mac-Gray derives its revenue principally through the contracting of debit-card- and coin-operated laundry facilities in multi-unit housing facilities such as apartment buildings, college and university residence halls, condominiums and public housing complexes. Mac-Gray manages approximately 80,000 laundry rooms located in 43 states and the District of Columbia.

Mac-Gray also sells, services and leases commercial laundry equipment to commercial laundromats and institutions through its product sales division. This division also includes Mac-Gray’s MicroFridge(R) business, where Mac-Gray sells its proprietary MicroFridge(R) line of products, which are combination refrigerators/freezers/microwave ovens utilizing innovative Safe Plug circuitry. MicroFridge(R) and Maytag products bear the ENERGY STAR(R) designation. To learn more about Mac-Gray, visit the Company’s website at www.macgray.com.

LaundryView(R), MicroFridge(R) and Intelligent Laundry(R) Systems are registered trademarks of Mac-Gray Corporation. All other product names, service marks and trademarks mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective owners.

* “Dependable” based on independent, third-party drive tests for 3G data connection success, session reliability and signal strength for the top 50 most populous markets from January 2008 to February 2009.

Source: Sprint

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