SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 8, 2003--Telcontar, a
leading supplier of software and related services for location-based
services (LBS) today announced the release of Drill Down Server(TM)
Version 3.0. Already the premier platform for production grade
location-based services, DDS 3.0 now provides enhanced capabilities
for fleet tracking, trip planning, navigation, real-time traffic
information, emergency roadside assistance and concierge services.
"Telcontar has always worked to understand and respond to our
customers," said Eric Carlson, President and CEO of Telcontar. "The
Drill Down Server 3.0 was defined specifically with their requests in
mind and includes numerous enhancements that are directly useful to
them and extend our existing technical leadership in this industry.
That is why leaders such as Yahoo!, Pharos Science and Applications,
Inc., Hutchison 3G, Rand McNally, ATX Technologies and Motorola
already use the Drill Down Server to generate billions of maps and
routes per month today worldwide. We are proud to continue to offer a
flexible spatial, geocoding and routing platform that produces better
quality, and is faster than anything else available today."
The Drill Down Server enables a variety of location-based
applications that can be accessed using Internet browsers, cell
phones, call centers, Pocket PCs, PDAs and in-vehicle telematics
units. New features of the Drill Down Server 3.0 include substantial
performance improvements in route calculation and image display,
improved geocoding accuracy and inferred address capability, ODBC
compliance and enhanced integration of traffic information to support
operations such as real time traffic flow monitoring by route and
rerouting around congested road segments.
"The Drill Down Server 3.0 enhancements are very valuable to us,"
said James Oyang, Ph.D. and President of Pharos Science and
Applications, Inc. For example, the DDS geocoding is now good enough
that we no longer need to license a third party geocoder, which saves
us money. We also are using DDS 3.0 to develop new real-time traffic
applications and other wireless internet GPS/LBS applications for
Microsoft Windows-Powered Pocket PC phones, smartphones and other
wireless mobile devices that promise to generate substantial new
revenue during this year. We are proud of our relationship with
Telcontar and will continue to look for ways to expand it in the
The Drill Down Server 3.0 is currently available for Microsoft
Windows 2000 and Windows NT with support for Sun Solaris, Linux, HP-UX
and Free BSD. Standard map databases include DMTI Spatial, GDT,
NavTech, TeleAtlas North America and Europe.
Telcontar is a worldwide provider of the premier spatial software
platform. Telcontar clients such as Yahoo!, Hutchison 3G, Criticom,
Satronics, Rand McNally Inc. and ATX Technologies use its Televoke
Universal Telematics Server, Drill Down Server, Rich Map Engine and
Traffic Manager products to offer end users asset or resource
management, mobile safety, security and convenience, real time
navigation and traffic, driving directions, roadside or emergency
assistance and maps. Telcontar is privately held and headquartered in
San Jose, California with field offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles,
Houston and the United Kingdom. For more information, please visit
TRADEMARKS: Drill Down Server, Rich Map Engine, Traffic Manager
and Universal Telematics Server are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Telcontar. All other product names are trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective holders.
CONTACT: Telcontar Erin Dempsey, 910/864-2044 Email Contact