Telcontar's Rich Map Engine Software To Be Utilized in Future Magellan and Hertz GPS Vehicle Navigation and Driver Information System.
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Telcontar, a privately held provider of street map data management, compression, route-finding and rendering tools for the personal and vehicle navigation See GPS and vehicle tracking. markets, announced today that Magellan Corporation, a leading provider of vehicle navigation products and intelligent transportation technologies, has made a volume purchase of Telcontar's just-introduced Rich Map Engine software.
Magellan will incorporate Telcontar's software into future versions of its 750NAV See navigation system and navigation bar. (TM) and Hertz NeverLost(R) smart-car vehicle navigation and information systems, which have been used by more than one million consumers.
"We are delighted to be partners with Telcontar, a highly regarded and innovative company supplying technology to the automotive industry The automotive industry is the industry involved in the design, development, manufacture, marketing, and sale of motor vehicles. In 2006, more than 69 million motor vehicles, including cars and commercial vehicles were produced worldwide. ," said Magellan President and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. John Huyett. "Incorporating Telcontar technologies makes practical the most advanced vehicle navigation products for world markets. This partnership with Telcontar solidly positions Magellan as the world leader in vehicle navigation technology for the automotive and truck markets. The U.S. Department of Commerce is predicting that GPS-based vehicle navigation systems will become a $4.7 billion business worldwide by 2003. With Telcontar, the global market potential for our product is now."
Telcontar's Rich Map Engine provides real and virtual navigation, rapid retrieval of map information based on real-time GPS position, dynamic customization of the base map, map rendering with output directly to the screen or in a variety of file formats, and route finding in vehicle and pedestrian modes.
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Noun 1. , Vice President and General Manager for Magellan's Driver Information System's business unit, said, "We selected Telcontar's Rich Map Engine software because of its ability to integrate with a variety of base maps from different geographic marketplaces. Also, it provides highly efficient data retrieval, compaction and storage, as well as ease of integration with our 750NAV(TM) and Hertz NeverLost(R) platforms."
Whether consumers are traveling for business or pleasure, Magellan's 750NAV(TM) and Hertz Neverlost(R) systems enhance the driving experience. Drivers always know where they are and where they are going, and are assured that they will arrive at the desired destination quickly, reliably, and safely. The 750NAV(TM) and the Hertz Neverlost(R) were designed for convenience and peace of mind. The systems offer minimal distraction to the user through easy-to-use menus, clear and friendly voice prompts, and other exciting features.
"Telcontar is very pleased to be working with Magellan," said Bill Schwegler, Telcontar President and CEO. "We look forward to helping deliver advanced automotive navigational solutions to businesses and consumers. This is a major design win and reference for Telcontar."
Telcontar's open map management software provides access to comprehensive worldwide map coverage. It enables companies to deliver the ultimate navigational solutions to consumers and businesses today. When integrated with a variety of dashboard and handheld devices, Telcontar's solutions are ideal for the most advanced automotive, personal, vehicle location systems, and security navigational applications. Founded in 1996, the company strives to be the industry standard by providing patent-pending, fast, powerful access to base map data, integration with a wide variety of base maps, efficient data compression data compression
Process of reducing the amount of data needed for storage or transmission of a given piece of information (text, graphics, video, sound, etc.), typically by use of encoding techniques. and storage. Telcontar's software can be ported to a wide range of operating environments, including Microsoft's AutoPC, Windows CE (Windows Consumer Electronics) Microsoft's version of Windows for handheld devices and embedded systems that use x86, ARM, MIPS and SHx CPUs. Windows CE .NET superseded Windows CE 3.0. , Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows NT (Windows New Technology) A 32-bit operating system from Microsoft for Intel x86 CPUs. NT is the core technology in Windows 2000 and Windows XP (see Windows). Available in separate client and server versions, it includes built-in networking and preemptive multitasking. , as well as Unix and Linux, and embedded operating systems.
Magellan Corporation, headquartered in Santa Clara Santa Clara, city, Cuba
Santa Clara (sän`tä klä`rä), city (1994 est. pop. 217,000), capital of Villa Clara prov., central Cuba. , Calif., is a broad-based satellite access technology company specializing in positioning, navigation, communications, and guidance products. Magellan Corporation is a subsidiary of Orbital Sciences Corporation Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC, though commonly referred to as Orbital) is a Dulles, Virginia company which specializes in satellite launch and manufacture. Its Launch Systems Group is heavily involved with missile defense launch systems. (NYSE NYSE
See: New York Stock Exchange :ORB), one of the world's largest, most diversified commercial space products and services companies. For more information about Magellan, visit www.magellangps.com.
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