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Telmap Goes Beyond GPS Navigation with Release of Navigator 4.5.



ORLANDO, Fla. -- Wireless Enterprise Symposium (WES WES World Education Services
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) 2008 -- Telmap, the world leader in mobile location solutions, today unveiled Telmap Navigator 4.5, introducing a whole new level of personal mobility into mobile navigation. Telmap Navigator for the first time introduces features and functions that allow the user to experience beyond GPS navigation See GPS. . These features include the use of cell data location when GPS is not available, better mapping functions map·ping function
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A mathematical formula that relates distances on a gene map to recombination frequencies; its graphic rendering shows that the recombination value of two genes is never greater than 50 percent regardless of how far apart the genes
, integration of public transport data, dynamic content deck empowering operators to dynamically offer mobile content, a new and improved traffic feature, and the release of APIs for both the Telmap Andromeda platform as well as the Telmap navigation application, for integration with 3rd party application providers.

"Knowing how to get from point A to B coupled with the use of location services See mobile positioning.  on a mobile device, makes our solution an even more powerful tool for the end user," said Oren Nissim, 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.  of Telmap. "By introducing features like cell data positioning and real-time public transportation routing, we are allowing users to experience beyond GPS navigation and the traditional use of navigation in the car. At Telmap, we are committed to providing more and more useful features and content that expands the possibilities for using the application all the time - whether driving a car, taking a train or walking."

Beyond GPS navigation: The best route possible

Going beyond GPS navigation, combining cell location data with GPS positioning provides a more powerful tool for the end user and allows them to 'see' where they are even inside buildings and in urban canyons An urban canyon is an artifact of an urban environment similar to a natural canyon. It is caused by streets cutting through dense blocks of structures, especially skyscrapers. An example of an urban canyon is the Magnificent Mile in Chicago. . While the technology itself is not new, the combination between Cell ID and GPS positioning provides a consistent location to the user and also allows operators to utilize their network assets to give the user a better experience.

With the integration of public transport data, Telmap is the first supplier of personal mobile location services that delivers true multi-modal navigation. Public transportation data is now integrated onto the data systems that feed Telmap's powerful Andromeda platform for mapping and route calculation services. With this data, Telmap's new 'Walk & Ride' gives users several options to get from A to B and routes that are visible to the user include choices with multiple combinations of buses, trains, subways, as well as walking or driving routes. Once the user has selected a preferred method of transportation, directions are given in clear map format with voice instructions powered by Telmap's new text-to-speech engine that is now available in North America North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere.  and the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) Refers to that region of the world. For example, one might see products packaged differently for the UK, EMEA and Asia Pacific markets.  region.

Telmap includes an advanced traffic feature in Navigator 4.5 that allows users to view several optional routes based on traffic conditions, along with the estimated travel time for each option presented. Nissim continued, "It is clear to us that up-to-the-minute traffic data is very useful for people who are traveling their regular routes, even more than people who are on vacation or a business trip. By providing options based on current traffic data, we are giving users who regularly drive these routes a view into the current conditions and are allowing them to choose an alternative, giving them more control and a higher level of satisfaction from their mobile navigator."

New Navigator also introduces Telmap's Dynamic Content Deck that empowers mobile operators to quickly, easily and economically provide and manage mobile content to their subscribers. Using a server-based approach to dynamically manage content improves individualized in·di·vid·u·al·ize  
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 features in 4.5 such as mobile search, mapping and routing that includes customized content like points of interest, festivals and events, parking space availability, and weather. This new feature gives carriers unlimited flexibility in determining what content to deliver, when to launch content, and how to display the data so that the consumer now has access to the richest and most up-to-date content available.

Beginning with Navigator 4.5, Telmap is opening up the mobile navigation platform, making the Telmap Andromeda platform API (Application Programming Interface) A language and message format used by an application program to communicate with the operating system or some other control program such as a database management system (DBMS) or communications protocol.  and Telmap Navigator API available for 3rd party developers. Telmap's commercial API Program is immediately available to technology providers, wireless carriers and developers. For more information about access to the open APIs and full capabilities, visit the Developer Zone at www.telmap.com.

About Telmap

Telmap is a world leader in Mapping and Navigation Solutions. Since it was founded in 2000, the company has established a solid reputation for providing its customers with innovative, value added Value Added

The enhancement a company gives its product or service before offering the product to customers.

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 navigation solutions that open new business opportunities and generate new revenue streams. Telmap is the first company to provide a comprehensive cross-platform solution for mobile phones. The company's flagship product A primary product of a company, which is typically why the company was founded and/or what made it well known. For example, MS-DOS, Windows and the Microsoft Office suite have been flagship products of Microsoft. CorelDRAW is a flagship product of Corel Corporation. , Telmap Navigator, enables users to find their destination quickly and easily by means of pinpoint accurate turn-by-turn navigation. Telmap's unique solution which also includes a market leading LBS (Location-Based Services) See mobile positioning.  platform supports Java, Symbian, BREW Windows and BlackBerry devices, enables the mobile industry to extend the reach to new markets and customers. Telmap is the #1 choice of mobile mapping and navigation solution and its technology has been chosen by leading industry players like Vodafone, Orange FT Group, Vodacom, O2, AOL (A division of Time Warner, Inc., New York, NY, www.aol.com) The world's largest online information service with access to the Internet, e-mail, chat rooms and a variety of databases and services. , Pelephone, Carphone Warehouse, ISUACELL, Boost, Sprint, MapQuest, and more.

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