New Orleans, LA – International CTIA WIRELESS® 2012 (Booth #3161)- May 8, 2012-RACO Wireless, a preferred machine-to-machine (M2M) provider for T-Mobile USA, Inc., today announced that it will expand its M2M connectivity and SIM management support for PassTime.

PassTime is a national provider of GPS tracking and automated collection technology solutions to the specialized automotive finance industry.

PassTime USA offers GPS tracking and its own Automated Collection Technology (ACT) solutions to its customers in the BHPH (buy here pay here) and subprime finance industries. Its wide range of products and services, superior 24/7 live customer support and industry expertise provide customers with a complete package for protecting their assets and managing their portfolios.

RACO Wireless has been an M2M provider for T-Mobile for 10 years. PassTime worked with the RACO Wireless team for nearly five years when they were part of T-Mobile’s M2M business. Now,

PassTime will migrate its T-Mobile M2M support to RACO Wireless.

RACO Wireless will continue to provide PassTime with full access to RACO’s suite of services including hosting and the Omega Management Suite™ which enables SIM activation and subscriber management capabilities. The Omega Management Suite™ from RACO Wireless is a robust information tool that delivers unprecedented visibility into the wireless network and provides essential tools designed to simplify SIM management. OMS provides advanced reporting and alerting features including real-time SIM monitoring & reports, overage reports & alerts, SIM activation & maintenance, SIM management, web based billing, and APN system hardware status monitors.

“We look forward to continuing our work with the highly experienced team of M2M professionals at RACO Wireless and leveraging their impressive suite of tools for excellence in M2M connectivity and services,” said Chris Macheca, executive vice president of operations for PassTime. “RACO gives us the ability to swiftly manage the wireless aspect of our solutions. We are confident that furthering our partnership will benefit both companies.”

“With PassTime’s excellence in providing GPS tracking and automated collections technology, the company has made an enormous impact in the ‘buy here pay here’ auto financing industry – one of the fastest growing industries for M2M,” said John Horn, president of RACO Wireless. “PassTime has been a great partner since choosing T-Mobile over five years ago, and we look forward to working even more closely with them at RACO Wireless.”

In business for over 20 years, PassTime is a trusted name in the subprime financing industry for GPS tracking and Automated Collections Technology. PassTime’s solutions help lenders improve the performance of their portfolios by helping ensure regular payments by their customers. Its innovative suite of products has helped thousands of lenders in the industry, while helping consumers jump-start their credit.

RACO Wireless specializes in providing wireless connectivity for machine-to-machine applications via T-Mobile’s network. RACO Wireless makes it easy for companies like PassTime to build, support and enhance M2M applications thanks to its unique, streamlined approach to delivering customized M2M connectivity solutions. In fact, RACO Wireless can assemble a flexible, end-to-end M2M connectivity solution for its partners – including delivering custom rate plans, tailored billing solutions and customized wireless connectivity as well as helping them with device certification and branding their M2M applications – within just hours or days.

 

RACO Wireless will showcase its M2M connectivity and SIM management solutions, including its Omega Management Suite™, at the CTIA WIRELESS® 2012 show at Booth #3161.

 

About RACO Wireless

RACO Wireless (www.racowireless.com), a subsidiary of RACO Industries in Cincinnati, Ohio, and a T-Mobile partner for 10 years, is a leading provider of wireless data solutions to the machine-to-machine (M2M) industry. The company specializes in delivering wireless data your way by making it easy for companies to build, support and enhance wireless M2M applications. RACO Wireless can assemble a flexible, end-to-end M2M wireless connectivity solution for its partners – including delivering custom rate plans, tailored billing solutions and customized wireless connectivity as well as helping them brand their M2M applications and delivering 24/7 customer service – within just hours or days. For more information, please visit /company/press.

About PassTime

Headquartered in Littleton, Colorado, PassTime was founded in 1992; the PassTime Suite of  Products is designed to improve customer payment performance and reduce default and repossession risks. In 1997, PassTime created its first Automated Collections Technology product. Over the next several years, a Suite of Products evolved that offers GPS tracking, wireless, and Automated Collections products and services designed to meet the needs of a highly diverse industry of car dealers and special finance companies. PassTime solutions facilitate higher rates of return on financing based upon improved customer payment performance. PassTime prides itself on a 24/7 Customer Care Support Center for partners, lenders, dealerships, and end-user customers. Over the past decade, PassTime has sustained industry leadership with its innovative products and services. For more information about PassTime, please visit www.passtimeusa.com or call 877.PASSTIME. Contact Jeff Karg, (Director of Corporate Communications) at jkarg@passtimeusa.com.