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Jul 2006 | Comments Off on NEWSBRIEFS – LBS

Personal navigation most profitable LBS in Europe

Berg Insight made the survey among LBS professionals at mobile operators, vendors and consultancies. There were two sets of questions asked to the 200 respondents, one to operators and another set to vendors and consultancies. We asked the operators which LBS applications they already have deployed and got the reply that the most common services today are information services. On second and third place came navigation services and tracking. We also asked the operators which positioning technology they think will be the most important the coming years. The majority, 65 percent, replied a combination of two or more technologies, while 35 percent said A-GPS. It is obvious that satellite positioning is coming up as a preferred technology among operators in Europe.

Andrew awarded international geolocation contract

Andrew Corporation has been awarded the second phase of a strategic multiyear contract from a Tier 1 operator in the Middle East for a major geolocation system deployment. The phase two contract award is valued in excess of $10 million, bringing the total contract value to date to more than $20 million.

deCarta adds China to global deployment of LBS

deCarta (formerly Telcontar) has announced the launch of its Drill Down Server (DDS) 4.1. The newest version adds China map data and a host of
customized performance enhancements that enable deCarta customers to deploy dynamic location-enhanced applications that meet the region-specific needs of China’s burgeoning market.

2007 Global LBS Challenge in Europe

NAVTEQ has officially launched its second Global LBS Challenge in Europe. The contest challenges developers to build LBS applications for wireless devices and plays an important role in heightening the awareness of new value-adding LBS to the wireless industry.

Terion Deploys ObjectFX Technology

ObjectFX Corporation announced that Terion Incorporated has deployed ObjectFX technology in the Web-based FleetView 3 trailer management solution. It combines Terion’s wireless technology with SpatialFX, the patented Java/J2EE geospatial software platform from ObjectFX. The system provides location information, travel history, load status, expected delivery time, and other data.

New mobile local search technology

Intelligent Spatial Technologies announces the availability of a unique mobile local search and content delivery platform that allows users to search the internet or query databases simply by pointing a wireless phone or other mobile device at a building, landmark, or point of interest.

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