SAN RAMON, Ca. - August 13 - U.S. WIRELESS CORPORATION (NASDAQ Symbol: USWC) announced today that it has signed a licensing agreement with Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), enabling U.S. WIRELESS to develop a Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) version for the Company's RadioCamera™ wireless caller-location system. Under the agreement, Qualcomm will provide the CDMA technology, technical assistance, and access to components and equipment. The agreement also provides for a cross-license of each parties technology, subject to terms and conditions to be negotiated by the parties, whereby, U.S. WIRELESS would obtain a commercial license for wireless location systems and Qualcomm a commercial license for integration within its CDMA infrastructure products.
Utilizing Location Fingerprinting technology, the RadioCamera provides wireless caller location data that supports E-911 and other enhanced mobile services. The AMPS version of the RadioCamera is currently in beta trials with wireless carriers in Baltimore, Maryland; Billings, Montana; and Oakland, California. Based on the licensing agreement and the support provided by Qualcomm, U.S. WIRELESS plans to design and test a modified version of the RadioCamera to provide geolocation data for the IS-95 CDMA standard, to be ready for outdoor field trials by year end. The CDMA system developed by Qualcomm is used by a vast number of cellular and PCScarriers in the United States, and is one of the fastest growing cellular standards being deployed today.
Dr. Oliver Hilsenrath, President and CEO of U.S. WIRELESS, stated, "The agreement with Qualcomm represents a significant step for our Company. We intend to lead the industry in the integration of caller-location capability within cellular networks, thereby enabling E-911 and other value-added services. U.S. WIRELESS is positioning itself to be first in providing an all-inclusive system, offering wireless caller-location data for all cellular standards in this emerging marketplace."
Headquartered in San Diego, Qualcomm develops, manufactures, markets, licenses and operates advanced communications systems and products based on its proprietary digital wireless technologies. The Company's primary product areas are the OmniTRACS® system (a geostationery satellite-based, mobile communications system providing two-way data and position reporting services), CDMA wireless communications systems and products and, in conjunction with others, the development of the Globalstar™ low-earth orbit (LEO) satellite communications system. Other Company products include Eudora® electronic mail software, ASIC products, and communications equipment and systems for government and commercial customers worldwide. For more information on Qualcomm products and technologies, please visit the Company's web site athttp://www.qualcomm.com/.
Founded in 1996, U.S. WIRELESS is a developer and manufacturer of wireless infrastructure for Enhanced 911 and other applications. RadioCamera technology is designed to interface with wireless telecommunications carriers' existing base stations, adding functionality and services by providing the location of cellular callers.Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: A number of statements contained in this press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the applicable statements. A description of these risks and uncertainties can be found in the U.S. WIRELESS Corporation filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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Qualcomm, OmniTRACS, Eudora and Eudora Pro are registered trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated. Globalstar is a trademark of Loral Qualcomm Satellite Services, Incorporated.
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