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Expanding market for LBS services fuels European demand for location and navigation enabling technology from deCarta

February 19, 2008 – deCarta, the leading supplier of software and services for the Location-Based Services (LBS) industry, today announced that it has established a new office in Dusseldorf, Germany, to meet customer needs in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH) and Central Europe. This expansion is a strategic move to meet the increasing deployment of LBS for fleet-tracking, mobile resource management and personal navigation applications in the region.

Heading up the Dusseldorf office will be newly-appointed senior sales director, Martin Wenzel, who joined deCarta from Navicore OY (Germany, Austria and Switzerland).

Chris Bowden, Commercial Director of EMEA at deCarta stated, “The DACH mobile enterprise market is realizing more application utility benefits and resource efficiencies by augmenting their services with location-aware capabilities. The new office will provide deCarta with a strategic pivotal position to enable it to service DACH customers, complementing our already well-established and successful UK and European presence. Moreover, Martin’s extensive background will be complementary to our customers and their applications.”

Wenzel has held numerous appointments at senior level in companies operating in navigation, security and professional and wireless communication technologies. Prior to joining Navicore, Wenzel held the appointment as International Sales Manager at PTV/Map&Guide (Travel & Mobile Products). Wenzel is a qualified engineer having studied at University of Applied Sciences, Cologne.


About deCarta
deCarta is the leading geospatial software platform that has enabled some of the industry’s most successful Location-Based Services (LBS) applications such as those that have been deployed by, Google, Verizon and Sprint Nextel. The company's unique, patented technology is ideal for high-volume LBS applications for use in Internet, mobile, personal navigation and enterprise applications where scalability, speed and reliability are vital. Its Drill Down Server geospatial software platform, Rich Map Engine, Hosted Web Service and Navigation SDK for are preferred by application developers and service providers who also want the flexibility to customize map styles, utilize unique routing capabilities and self-brand. Some of deCarta’s customers and technology partners have included AND, Appello,, ATX,, Google,, Local Matters,, Motorola, Multimap, NAVTEQ, Networks In Motion, Rand McNally, Tele Atlas, TeleNav, and Zillow. deCarta is privately held and headquartered in San Jose, California with international offices in the UK and China.

deCarta, the deCarta logo and Drill Down Server 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.

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Robert Young (U.S.)
Director, Marketing Communications
Tel: +1 408-625-3567

Martin Wenzel
Senior Director, DACH
Tel: +49 2103 993770

Andreina West/Mary Phillips
PR Artistry Ltd
Tel: +44 1491 639500

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