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Telematics service provider to use Telcontar’s Drill Down Server® software platform for service in North America and Europe


Telcontar, a leading supplier of software and related services for Location-Based Services (LBS), today announced the award of a multi-year contract with ATX Group (www.atxg.com). Telcontar’s Drill Down Server (DDS) software platform enables ATX call centre personnel to help direct and navigate customers to various locations via automated routing and mapping features. ATX, a leading independent provider of telematics services with over half a million subscribers in North America and Western Europe, provides motorists with enhanced location-based safety, security and navigational assistance services in conjunction with leading automobile manufacturers and their dealers, including Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Rolls-Royce.

“We are delighted to have been chosen as ATX’s partner given their stature as a pioneer and leader in telematics,” said J. Kim Fennell, President and CEO of Telcontar. “Our past track record with ATX in delivering the best software and services for in-vehicle navigation and routing assistance, as well as mobile safety, security and convenience has enabled Telcontar to further the relationship to an even broader set of users.”

Telcontar’s Drill Down Server platform is the software of choice for many telematics providers. The DDS gives location-based service providers the ability to easily integrate digital maps and traditional database content drawn from multiple sources for fast, accurate access to the user. Telcontar offers telematics providers solutions that are source, platform, and device-independent, with the flexibility to be integrated with a variety of in-dash and handheld devices, as well as with traditional PC computing arrangements. Telcontar solutions are highly scalable and can be changed in real-time and deliver information in real-time. Delivery of information to the user is seamless and performance is unequalled.

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About Telcontar
Telcontar is a recognized leader and supplier to the location-based services industry. Telcontar software provides the application development environment and tools needed to deploy services that require map images, routing, proximity searching, geocoding and other related geo-spatial functionality. Consumer services would include navigation, mapping, driving directions, yellow pages, tracking, trip planning, real-time traffic information and a variety of other location-aware services. These services are delivered to consumers via a variety of communications methods including web browsers, wireless phones, PDAs, in-vehicle systems and other communication media. Telcontar clients include Yahoo! Maps and City Guides, Hutchison Three, Motorola, Rand McNally and ATX.

Telcontar is privately held and headquartered in San Jose, California. For more information, please visit http://www.telcontar.com

TRADEMARKS: Telcontar, Universal Telematics Server, Mobile Location Server, Traffic Manager, Rich Map Engine Software Libraries and Drill Down Server are trademarks or registered trademarks of Telcontar. All other product or company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

For more information please visit: www.telcontar.com or call:

Graham Page
MD Europe
Telcontar
Tel: + 44 1582 635015
Email: gpage@telcontar.com

Andreina West/Mary Phillips
PR Artistry Ltd
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Fax: +44 1491 579798
email: andreina@pra-ltd.co.uk
















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