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LUTON, UK & SAN JOSE, Calif - February 11, 2002 - Telcontar, the provider of the premier software platform for location-based services, today announced Ann Cowan has joined the company as Vice President of Engineering. Ann brings more than 20 years of software development, engineering, and management experience to the company. She is responsible for the company’s engineering team and contributes to the company’s product development strategy.



Ann Cowan comes to Telcontar from InterTrust Technologies, where she served as Vice President of Engineering and subsequently Senior Vice President of Engineering for TrustNet, a division of InterTrust that provided an ASP for the company’s partners. She has also held senior management and engineering positions at Silicon Graphics, Inc. and the ASK Group, both companies where she worked with Telcontar’s president and CEO Eric Carlson. Ann holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science from Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas.



“Telcontar is thrilled to have Ann Cowan join our executive staff. From my personal experience working with her in the past, I know first hand the dedication and expertise she brings to the position. One of her primary strengths is building and managing teams that successfully deliver products in a timely fashion,” said Eric Carlson, president and CEO of Telcontar.



Telcontar is the provider of the premier software platform for location-based services, and its customers include Wingcast, ATX Technologies, and Vicinity. Companies use Telcontar’s products to offer their customers location-based services such as driving directions, real-time traffic information, and maps. These services are also used by emergency response call centers as well as for fleet tracking and dispatch. Telcontar's clients are primarily companies in the vehicle telematics and wireless fields. The company has been in business since 1996 and has been funded solely by its partners and angel investors rather than traditional venture capitalists.



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About Telcontar


Telcontar is the provider of the premier software platform for location-based services. Telcontar’s clients use its Drill Down ServerÔ to offer their own customers such services as driving directions, real-time traffic information, and maps. Telcontar’s services are also used by vehicular or personal emergency response call centres as well as for fleet tracking and dispatch. The company specialises in integrating digital maps with traditional database content drawn from multiple sources.



In March 2001, Telcontar secured $23.5m of second round funding from a consortium of companies led by Ford Motor Company.



Telcontar is privately held and headquartered in San Jose, California with field offices in Los Angeles, Dallas and the United Kingdom.



TRADEMARKS: Telcontar and Drill Down Server are trademarks or registered trademarks of Telcontar. All other product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.




For more information visit: http://www.telcontar.com or call:


Graham Page
Telcontar
Tel: 01582 635015
Email: gpage@telcontar.com


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PR Artistry Ltd
Tel: 01491 636191
email: andreina@pra-ltd.co.uk

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