WEBRASKA Demonstrates Wireless Navigation Suite on QUALCOMM's BREW Platform; Webraska and Qualcomm Sign a Non-Binding Memorandum of Understanding.Business Editors, High Tech Writers
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 31, 2001
Webraska demonstrated wireless navigation and traffic services during the BREW 2001 conference, held in San Diego.
Webraska ported its leading navigation applications, including turn-by-turn directions and traffic applications onto Qualcomm's Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless BREW is an application development platform created by Qualcomm for mobile phones. It was originally developed for CDMA handsets, but has since been ported to other air interfaces including GSM/GPRS, UMTS, and CDMA. (TM) (BREW(TM)) application platform.
QUALCOMM Incorporated (Nasdaq:QCOM QCOM Qualcomm, Inc. (stock symbol) ), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) A method for transmitting simultaneous signals over a shared portion of the spectrum. The foremost application of CDMA is the digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800 MHz band and 1.9 GHz PCS band. ) digital wireless technology, and Webraska, the worldwide provider of wireless navigation services and technologies, have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is a legal document describing a bilateral or multilateral agreement between parties. It expresses a convergence of will between the parties, indicating an intended common line of action and may not imply a legal commitment. (MOU (Minutes Of Usage) A metric used to compute billing and/or statistics for telephone calls or other network use. ) where Webraska will be developing wireless applications for BREW(TM).
"BREW(TM) provides a very powerful environment for wireless applications," said Charles Nahas, Webraska's General Manager for North America "It will allow us to provide advanced and powerful applications and services to wireless users and address very efficiently the navigation and mapping market."
Webraska is the worldwide provider of wireless navigation, spatial searching, mapping and traffic information services and technologies for telecom operators and car manufacturers.
Turning mobile devices into worldwide personal navigation systems, Webraska's revolutionary IbDN(R) (Internet-based Distributed Navigation) patented technology and its Personal Navigation Suite(TM) of valued-added services are solving mobile users needs everyday, increasing revenues, customer loyalty and brand recognition for leading service providers around the world, including SFR SFR Swiss Franc (national currency)
SFR Société Française du Radiotéléphone (French cellular provider)
SFR Single Family Residence
SFR Single Family Residence (real estate) , TIM, Vizzavi, KPN, Belgacom, Airtel, Orange, ADAC ADAC Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil Club (German automobile club)
ADAC Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council
ADAC Art Directors and Artists Club (Sacramento, California)
ADAC Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council , VoiceStream and M1.
Webraska also offers the Personal Navigation API(TM) that allows application developers to launch, in a matter of hours, anywhere in most of Europe, North America and increasingly in the Asia-Pacific region, 'location & navigation-enabled' wireless applications (location-based services, m-commerce, games, city guides, fleet management, mobile Extranet, etc.). It is available directly to all developers via Webraska's ASP Centres, and via licensees of the Global Navigation Server(TM) platform and Global Navigation Database(TM).
Webraska's technology has already been chosen by industry leaders, including IBM, Nortel, Oracle, Openwave, Alcatel, Sagem, Schlumberger, SignalSoft, Wireless Car, PSA (Professional Services Automation) An information system designed to organize, track and manage all opportunities, work, resources, costs, revenues and invoices to improve the productivity and efficiency of the workforce. , Cellpoint, CT Motion, CPS, Acunia and Borg.
The company is headquartered in Poissy, France, and has offices in London, Brussels, Madrid, Amsterdam, Milan, Stockholm, Tokyo, Singapore, Melbourne, Montreal and Detroit.
For more information visit: www.webraska.com