Telcontar Announces Name Change to deCarta

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Telcontar, the leading supplier of software platforms and services for the location-based services (LBS) market, today announced that it is changing its corporate name to deCarta. The new corporate identity reflects the Company's objective and commitment to deliver the most advanced geospatial software and services to Internet, mobile and telematics applications. In connection with the name change, the company also unveiled a new corporate logo and began doing business under the new name and identity as of today.

After 10 years in the geospatial industry, Telcontar has decided to make the name change to deCarta to more effectively market the strengths of the company and highlight its positioning in the industry. It has recently expanded its international presence in Europe and Asia-Pacific and has had record growth in the past two years.

"Leveraging the Latin word 'carta' -- meaning map, and 'cartography' -- the science and art of making maps for navigation, our name change to deCarta more effectively aligns the company's corporate name with our business focus and core strengths," stated J. Kim Fennell, CEO of deCarta. "Our product strategy and business model remains unchanged, and we look forward to continuing our successful track record of delivering the most advanced geospatial platform solutions and services to our customers as deCarta. We are the same company with a new name," he said.

Through the next few months the company will unveil its new visual identity and Web site. During the transition period, customers, developers and interested parties will still be able to access the company website site through or

About deCarta

deCarta (formerly Telcontar) provides the enabling geospatial software platform that powers today's leading location-based applications. The company specializes in providing solutions ideal for Internet, mobile, and telematics applications where scalability, speed, and reliability are vital. Its Drill Down Server(R) geospatial software platform and Rich Map Engine powers today's most successful and widely deployed LBS applications. deCarta customers and technology partners include AND, Appello, Ask, ATX, Google, Hutchison Mobile, Local Matters, Motorola, NAVTEQ, Networks In Motion, Pharos, Rand McNally, Tele Atlas, and Yahoo!. deCarta is privately held and headquartered in San Jose, California with international offices in the UK, France and Hong Kong. Additional information about deCarta, its products and services, and past press releases can be found at the Company's web site:

NOTE: deCarta, the deCarta logo, Drill Down Server, and Rich Map Format are trademarks or registered trademarks of deCarta, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other product or company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

CONTACT: Erin Lumley of MSR Communications, +1-415-989-9000, or
Email Contact, for deCarta; or Robert Young Director,
Marketing Communications of deCarta, +1-408-625-3567, or Email Contact

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