Webraska Powers Orange Business Navigation Services in the UK

LONDON & PARIS—(BUSINESS WIRE)—November 2, 2006— Webraska, a leading provider of mobile GPS navigation solutions and high-end geospatial software platforms for wireless carriers and major service providers worldwide, announced that Orange UK has selected Webraska Navigation to offer Sat-Nav from Orange, a GPS navigation solution to corporate customers and SME's through its Orange Business Services.

Sat-Nav from Orange comes in a pack comprising a Bluetooth(R) GPS receiver, a car cradle, in-car charger and a lifetime license of the navigation software.

It is compatible with a wide range of Blackberry, Nokia, Sony Ericsson and HTC/SPV Smartphones and PDA phones, already in wide use by businesses, saving companies the expense and time involved in acquiring additional devices.

The system relies on Webraska's servers to store the NAVTEQ detailed street-level maps and wide range of hotels, restaurants, parking and other useful points of interests, which allows personalised routes to be calculated instantaneously. These servers are accessed by the Sat-Nav from Orange client application stored in the user's handset via Orange's mobile network.

Major benefits include:

-- Unlimited access to the most up to date, fully detailed maps of the UK (easily extendable to all of Europe)

-- Optimised routes and accurate travel time estimates that take into account actual traffic conditions, minute per minute traffic updates and automatic reroute should traffic conditions ahead on the route change

-- Local search capabilities among an extensive, up-to-date database of points of interest which can include guides, ratings and comments on local bars and restaurants

-- Improved productivity through a decrease in the time and cost of business journeys

"This partnership confirms Orange UK's recognition of the potential value-add the combination of GPS navigation and the Smartphone offers, and the continuous investment in bringing the most recent productivity tools to professionals. It is clear that being able to get to any location without stress, anywhere in the UK, and to save time by avoiding heavy traffic areas, brings immediate business benefits." says Gareth Williams, Group Manager Solution Products, Orange Business Services.

Nigel Brooke, Sales Director at Webraska adds: "We are very pleased to announce this partnership with Orange. Corporate and SME users immediately see the advantage of having a precise and reliable satellite navigation capability directly available on their smartphone"

More info on www.webraska.com


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