Scottsdale, Arizona – August 29, 2005 – Destinator Technologies, the leading provider of personalized navigation software and live navigation based mobile services, today announced its entry into the North American market with the establishment of its US headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona. The move is the latest milestone in the company’s strategy to expand its global presence, which now extends across North America, Europe, Israel, and the Asia-Pacific.
Selling its solutions exclusively through channels, Destinator Technologies is the navigation software supplier of choice for OEMs and ODMs worldwide, and it is one of the top three navigation solution providers in Europe. Based its current run rate, Destinator Technologies expects to ship more than 1 million sets of its products to markets around the world, up 233 percent from the 300,000 units delivered in 2004.
In North America, Destinator’s award-winning software for personal navigation currently is available through Mio Technology and Orient Power complemented by map partnerships through Navteq and TeleAtlas. The company also is working with its other global partners, such as Acer, Asus, d-Media Systems, Eten, Mitac, HISYS, Mobile Computing Corporation (MCC), and Thinkware, to extend their support to the North American market.
"Mio Technology Ltd. is a leading portable navigation devices provider in Asia and Europe, providing ease-of-use devices which are suitable for driving, business travel, recreation, and sightseeing purposes." said Steven Hsu, sales manager of North America, Mio Technology Ltd. “By combining our award-winning navigation devices with Destinator Technologies’ navigation software, we expect to become a dominant force in the North American personal navigation market.”
In line with its entry into the North American market, Destinator will unveil the next generation of its patented navigational software for mobile users at the prestigious DEMOfall 2005 conference being held September 19-21 at the Hyatt in Huntington Beach, California. For more information, see the Destinator Technologies DEMOfall press release, also dated August 24, 2005.
"The power of our proven, patented navigation solutions, channel strategy, and global presence have served to position Destinator as the fastest growing navigation software provider today," said Dennis DeCoste, chairman and CEO of Destinator Technologies. "Our expansion into the North American market builds on this momentum and enables us to tap the fast-emerging demand among consumers and enterprises to extend their wireless solutions with navigation-based services.”
About Destinator TechnologiesDestinator Technologies enables personalized navigation solutions that provide relevant information, anywhere, anytime. As the preferred OEM provider of choice, consumers, businesses and governments purchase our patented and award-winning solutions through the largest hardware manufacturers, mobile carriers and systems integrators in the world. Our solutions are fully adaptable for individual personal navigation, live, navigation-based mobile services, private and public sector security, and enterprise mobility. Destinator Technologies is a privately held company headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona with offices in Richmond Hill, Canada; Beijing, China; Munich, Germany; Herzliya Pituach, Israel; and Taipei, Taiwan. Visit www.destinatortechnologies.com to learn more.
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