NAVTEQ Signs New Global Contract With ALK Technologies

Continued relationship enables innovation in navigation, mapping and content to GPS-enabled smartphones

CHICAGO, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- NAVTEQ, the leading global provider of digital map, traffic and location data for in-vehicle, portable, wireless and enterprise solutions has signed a new global contract with ALK Technologies to supply map data and content for the company's CoPilot(R) Live(TM) GPS navigation products. This new agreement reaffirms an already longstanding relationship between the two companies.

ALK's award-winning CoPilot Live, for some time the EMEA market leader in perpetual licence smartphone navigation, is available for both professional and consumer applications. CoPilot Live, recently launched on the iPhone App Store, has quickly become one of the highest grossing apps in many regions*. The new NAVTEQ contract includes a broader expanse of coverage to support further development in global markets.

"Our recently launched CoPilot Live v8 smartphone navigation software for iPhone Windows Mobile and Android smartphones already features the NAVTEQ(R) Map in EMEA and brings great innovations such as extended lanes, speed limit alerts and branded POIs to smartphone navigation," explained Michael Kornhauser, Managing Director, CoPilot Solutions at ALK Technologies. "We are pleased to be extending our relationship with NAVTEQ as we bring CoPilot Live's premium-quality navigation experience to new markets across the globe."

"It is always rewarding when an established customer extends its collaboration with NAVTEQ, adding new territories to the specification and also incorporating recently developed content and technology. We look forward to our continued association, and to the further success of CoPilot Live smartphone navigation with NAVTEQ maps," added Serge Bussat, vice president, Consumer Sales Europe, NAVTEQ.

*Source: App Store rankings.

About NAVTEQ

NAVTEQ is the leading global provider of digital map, traffic and location data that enables navigation and location-based platforms around the world. NAVTEQ supplies comprehensive digital map information to power automotive navigation systems, portable and wireless devices, Internet-based mapping applications and government and business solutions. The Chicago-based company was founded in 1985 and has approximately 4,400 employees located in 192 offices and in 43 countries.

NAVTEQ is a trademark in the U.S. and other countries. All rights reserved.

About ALK

ALK Technologies has been developing innovative mobile navigation and transportation technology solutions since 1979. ALK's award-winning CoPilot(TM) GPS software is increasingly being adopted as the navigation choice for mobile operators, hardware OEMs and systems integrators globally, while the company's PC*MILER(R) routing and mapping fleet solutions are used by over 22,000 transportation, logistics and manufacturing companies worldwide. Find out more about ALK at www.alk.eu.com

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SOURCE NAVTEQ

Web site: http://www.navteq.com/




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