Social networking and family locator services applications named finalists; CES attendees invited to participate in live voting to select winner
Finalists GTES, loopt and uLocate are showcasing their applications at CES in Las Vegas, January 8-11 in the Tele Atlas booth, Central Hall #9841. The winner will be selected in a live voting event at the conference. CES attendees are invited to view the demonstrations in the booth and then to vote via SMS or paper ballot for their favorite application. To vote via SMS, attendees can send text to 47647: TA1 for "WHERE," TA2 for loopt, and TA3 for WirelessChaperone.
The Tele Atlas CES Attendee Choice finalists are: * WirelessChaperone from GTES. This application allows parents to monitor the driving behavior of their teens. Featuring Tele Atlas' digital map data and content, WirelessChaperone provides notifications of excessive speed, enables parents to establish geographic boundaries, and offers a map viewing application displaying current or past vehicle locations. * loopt from loopt Inc. This location-based social mapping service lets users find their friends on their mobile phones. With Tele Atlas' digital maps, users can find friends on detailed maps, as well as share photos and on-the-go experiences, and receive alerts when friends are nearby. * "WHERE" from uLocate. uLocate, the platform and publisher of products such as MapQuest Find-Me and Helio Buddy Beacon has developed their latest product, "WHERE," to address wireless carrier, developer and consumer needs. Through a simple API, developers can rapidly create location enabled wireless products that are location-centric, leveraging Tele Atlas digital maps.
"Developers in the wireless location-based services arena are working on truly innovative applications for consumers to use on their mobile phones, and CES is the perfect venue to showcase some of the newest ones," said Darren Koenig, Tele Atlas Wireless Market Director. "Through the Tele Atlas LBS Innovators Series, we seek to promote innovation and support developers as they work to bring compelling applications to market."
About Tele Atlas LBS Innovators Series
Tele Atlas LBS Innovators Series is designed to enable wireless application developers to expand their industry visibility, credibility and success. In addition to the CES Attendee Choice Awards, Tele Atlas teamed up with Dow Jones VentureWire, the leading producer of daily newsletters and industry events for the venture capital market, on another Tele Atlas LBS Innovators Series program. Several LBS application developers will be chosen to present their solutions to venture capitalists and industry experts at the Dow Jones VentureWire Wireless Ventures conference in April 2007; the deadline to register for this program is January 25, 2007. More information on the program, including details for submitting applications, is available at: http://www.teleatlas.com/LBSseries.
About Tele Atlas
Tele Atlas delivers the digital maps and dynamic content that power some of the world's most essential navigation and location-based services. The information is the foundation for a wide range of personal and in-car navigation systems and mobile and Internet map applications that help users find the people, places, products and services they need, wherever they are. Tele Atlas also works with business partners that deliver critical applications for emergency, business, fleet and infrastructure services. Founded in 1984, the company provides maps covering 54 countries around the world. Tele Atlas has approximately 2,300 full-time staff and contract cartographers at offices in 20 countries and uses a sophisticated network of professional drivers, mobile mapping vans and more than 50,000 data resources to continually update its maps. Tele Atlas is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (TA6) and on Euronext Amsterdam (TA). For more information, visit www.teleatlas.com.