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Customers to Benefit through Reduced Costs, Faster Time to Market, and Ability to Deal with One Vendor

Telcontar, the provider of the premier software platform for location-based services (LBS), today announced it will now be able to provide NAVTECH® data pre-formatted in its proprietary RMF format to its customers. By eliminating the need to negotiate separate data and software contracts with multiple vendors, consolidating support points of contact and providing pre-formatted data, Telcontar has substantially reduced the implementation costs, time to market, and technical risk for LBS and telematics services suppliers in the United States and Europe.

“Telcontar is very excited by this agreement,” said Eric Carlson, President and CEO of Telcontar. “We believe simplifying the value chain is the key to accelerating the emergence of a mainstream LBS services market. By buying map data and spatial platform software from a single source, our customers will now be able to get to market faster with less risk and reduced investment in vendor or contract management. Once in the market they will experience lessened support and operating costs as well as a reduced requirement for in-house map data expertise. We look forward to working very closely with all parties to ensure the success of this program.”

Telcontar’s Drill Down Server and Traffic Manager products are widely used for the creation and delivery of large scale, private labeled telematics and LBS services such as map portals, in-vehicle, handset or PDA-based navigation, roadside assistance, real time traffic reports and vehicle tracking. Some of the company’s well known customers include Yahoo!, ATX Technologies, H3G, Pharos, Networks in Motion, Ford Motor Company, Criticom, Directed Electronics, AudioVox, Intertrack and Solectron.

“Navigation Technologies has been impressed with Telcontar and the quality of its products for years as the two companies have worked together on a number of customer implementations. We are pleased to formalize this agreement and strengthen the ties between the two companies,” said George Filley, Vice President and General Manager, Internet/Wireless of Navigation Technologies North America.

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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.

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


About Navigation Technologies, Inc.

Navigation Technologies creates the digital maps that power navigation and location-based services around the world. The Chicago-based company was founded in 1985 and is privately held. The company's 1,200 employees are in over 100 offices in 18 countries. For more information, visit
http://www.navtech.com


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: + 44 1582 635015

Email: gpage@telcontar.com

Andreina West/Mary Phillips

PR Artistry Ltd

Tel: +44 1491 636191

email: andreina@pra-ltd.co.uk



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