Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leader in providing mobile communication solutions to the transportation and logistics industry, and Tele Atlas, a leading global geographic content provider, today announced that Tele Atlas will provide digital mapping and other geographic information for use in Qualcomm's wireless business solutions, including the upcoming OmniVision™ mobile computing platform. OmniVision is a next-generation platform for wireless fleet management solutions, the revolutionary successor to Qualcomm's highly successful OmniTRACS® mobile communications solution. Under this agreement, Qualcomm will deploy Tele Atlas' Dynamap /Transportation and Logistics databases to enhance its line of platforms, applications and services offered to the transportation and logistics, and construction equipment industries.
"The accuracy of Tele Atlas' maps, their high-quality and efficient data-gathering processes, and their effective integration of trucking attributes and other industry-specific content with their data were critical factors in our decision to select Tele Atlas as our map data supplier," said Tom Doyle, vice president of business development for Qualcomm Wireless Business Solutions. "The high-quality information from Tele Atlas will greatly enhance the benefits and value Qualcomm customers derive from our stable of technologies and complete end-to-end wireless solutions."
To provide more extensive information for fleet operators, Tele Atlas will enhance its Logistics database-which currently provides bridge, height and weight limits, as well as hazardous materials and road restriction information-with commercial points of interest, such as the location of truck stops, customers' loading docks and weigh stations.
"Qualcomm is a very important partner for Tele Atlas, and this agreement to provide data for their advanced mobile communications applications supports our commitment to provide industry-leading mapping and location-based content," said Michael Gerling, COO of the Americas, Tele Atlas. "Qualcomm has long been the market leader in providing wireless applications and services to the transportation and logistics industry. Tele Atlas is proud to contribute to the enhancement of Qualcomm's industry-leading wireless business solutions."
Founded in 1984, Tele Atlas is a worldwide leading provider of digital maps and dynamic location content for a variety of navigation, location-based services and geospatial products and database solutions. Tele Atlas' database is a highly accurate reproduction of today's street network, enabling turn-by-turn route guidance on a high percentage of European, U.S. and Canadian roads. Tele Atlas' compatibility with major navigation systems and its open system design have placed the company's technology at the heart of both consumer and business-to-business applications worldwide. From logistics to marketing to traffic and fleet management, in almost every sector of today's business and consumer world, Tele Atlas has built a reputation as an acknowledged pioneer and leader in the digital map industry. For more information, please visit www.teleatlas.com.
Since 1988, Qualcomm's OmniTRACS mobile communication solution has helped the transportation industry become more efficient by providing transportation companies with an innovative and effective way of managing logistics. Today Qualcomm is the industry's global leader in providing high-value wireless data solutions with Network Operations Centers that process more than nine million transactions each day. Qualcomm has shipped more than 624,000 Qualcomm mobile systems to businesses in 39 countries on four continents.
Qualcomm Incorporated (www.qualcomm.com) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on CDMA and other advanced technologies. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in the S&P 500 Index and is a 2005 FORTUNE 500® company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.