MONTREAL — (BUSINESS WIRE) — April 15, 2010 — Averna, a test solution leader for GPS technologies, today announced that it has integrated groundbreaking GPS routing technology from Telogis into its Universal Receiver Tester (URT™) solution. Telogis GeoBase is now an integral part of the URT’s NAVigation Advanced SIMulator (NAVASIM) for GPS receiver validation of essential navigation and location-based services (LBS).
NAVASIM enables GPS-device OEMs to create complex driving scenarios using a point-and-click interface and a dynamic vehicle model with built-in Tele Atlas digital maps. With the addition of the Telogis GeoBase toolkit, NAVASIM is now able to generate 100 waypoints per second from Tele Atlas map data. This data feeds NAVASIM’s GPS constellation simulator, enabling testers to quickly create high-accuracy trajectories to better emulate all aspects of the driving experience.
Using Telogis GeoBase, Averna’s enhanced NAVASIM provides smartphone, personal navigation device (PND), and in-vehicle navigation system manufacturers and designers with routing functionality that integrates advanced data, including RDS-TMC (traffic messaging). This delivers the GPS industry’s only route matrix – highly useful for solving complex routing problems, including spatial optimization and the integration of custom rules.
“GeoBase provides Averna’s URT/NAVASIM solution with the next-generation of GPS navigation capabilities,” said Newth Morris, President of Telogis GeoBase. “Our technology enables Averna’s OEM customers to create complex and realistic trajectories, simulate the GPS signals received and track the path plotted by GeoBase. This application is a great example of both the performance and broad data support of our toolkit.”
“The integration of Telogis GeoBase into NAVASIM will benefit GPS-device makers in many ways,” stated Dominique Fortin, Director of RF Products at Averna. “By allowing them to test GPS and RDS-TMC signals simultaneously in their labs, it will help save significant time and resources normally used for costly test drives. And by accelerating testing, OEMs will be able to get their navigation devices to market faster, which will boost their competitiveness.”
Averna is a premier test solution provider for communications and electronics device makers worldwide, helping deliver a better end user experience. Averna’s clients use Proligent® enterprise test software, the URT™ RF test platform, and DP-360 and other broadband test solutions to accelerate product development, achieve superior quality throughout the lifecycle, and solve critical supply-chain issues.
Averna has multiple centers of expertise worldwide, supported by 21 Channel Sales Partners across North America, Europe and Asia. Incorporated in 1999, Averna is an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2009 winner, and since 2007 has been honored as one of the Deloitte Fast 500 fastest-growing technology companies in North America.
Telogis Inc., the platform for location intelligence, is dedicated to enhancing the value of its customers’ businesses through intelligent integration of location technology, information and services. Telogis was established in 2001 and is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif., with offices in Europe and Latin America as well as development centers in Austin, Texas and Christchurch, New Zealand. Telogis’ products and services are used and distributed in more than 60 countries worldwide.