Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading provider of business-to-business wireless enterprise applications and services, and Maptuit Corporation, a leading provider of truck-specific, real-time directions for the trucking industry, today announced that the companies have entered into an agreement to make available Maptuit's NaviGo™ on the OmniVision™ mobile computing platform. Maptuit NaviGo is a real-time, hybrid (a combination of onboard and server-based technologies), in-cab navigation service that provides professional truck drivers and trucking companies with interactive maps for increased routing efficiency and improved driver satisfaction. Qualcomm plans to offer NaviGo on the OmniVision platform later this year.
“We are excited to work with Maptuit to make the NaviGo service available to our customers,” said Norm Ellis, vice president and general manager of global transportation and logistics for Qualcomm Wireless Business Solutions. “By working with industry-leading service providers to offer their solutions on the OmniVision platform, we ensure that our customers can draw from a wide pool of expertise and choose the best possible solution for their needs.”
The OmniVision mobile computing platform is an integrated system consisting of hardware, software and network infrastructure, enabling delivery of two-way data communications and value-added services to enterprises in a mobile environment. Specifically designed for the transportation and logistics industry, the OmniVision system incorporates industry-specific capabilities and features available integration with back-office systems from the leading transportation management software service providers.
The OmniVision platform enables fleets to enjoy a host of new features and benefits while using value-added services available for current Qualcomm mobile systems. Advanced text-to-speech capability improves driver safety and productivity by allowing drivers to listen to and replay messages, eliminating the need to pull over and stop the vehicle to read a text message. The platform also features an integrated, color touchscreen and a remote control device, providing drivers quick access to critical information.
“Our strategy has always been to develop strong strategic relationships and to create brand associations that compliment Maptuit's and our partners' brands,” said Jeff Papows, Ph.D., CEO of Maptuit. “The combination of Maptuit's NaviGo and Qualcomm's OmniVision system is yet another example of industry standards in navigation and mobile systems. This relationship will provide trucking companies with a sophisticated solution that will benefit their bottom line and their driver retention rates.”
The Maptuit NaviGo solution enables fleets to leverage the industry's only hybrid, real-time navigation solution that provides an improved driver experience. Maptuit's technology and its community of over 80,000 drivers continue to enhance and update the road network.
Founded in 1999, Maptuit Corporation provides truck-specific, real-time, turn-by-turn directions for the trucking industry, and tracking and traffic services for the transportation and consumer markets. With Maptuit's advanced real-time Web services and patented technology, companies benefit from the ability to easily look up addresses, create maps, perform proximity searches, generate optimized routes and provide directions. For more information, please visit www.maptuit.com.
Since 1988, Qualcomm Wireless Business Solutions (QWBS) has provided integrated wireless systems and services to businesses around the world. QWBS delivers the actionable information businesses seek in order to operate at peak performance and improve the quality of life for its customers, their employees and the entire value chain. Qualcomm's world-class technology infrastructure, customer care and professional services enable QWBS to meet the increasingly complex needs of many industries, such as mobile enterprise, transportation and logistics, construction equipment and healthcare. QWBS' customer focus is based on the knowledge that leveraging technology is critical to creating business insight that helps clients achieve their vision.
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 2007 FORTUNE 500® company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.