GeoVector and Texas Instruments Transform Wireless Handsets Into Virtual Remote Controls for Fast Delivery of Quality Location-Based Services

TI DSP-Based OMAP(TM) Platform and GeoVector Pointing Access Software Join To

Provide Real-Time Streaming Audio and Video to Consumers



Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from Texas Instruments Incorporated and GeoVector

    DALLAS and SAN FRANCISCO, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort that would
 transform the digital wireless handset into a virtual remote control, Texas
 Instruments Incorporated (NYSE:   TXN) (TI) and GeoVector today announced plans
 to enable GeoVector's innovative pointing access technology on TI's open and
 programmable digital signal processor (DSP)-based OMAP(TM) platform for
 2.5 and 3G wireless devices.  By combining the DSP performance of TI's OMAP
 platform with GeoVector software, users of next generation Internet access
 devices will be able to point at a street location such as a movie theater or
 restaurant, and immediately access movie trailers, ticketing information,
 menus and more.  (See http://www.ti.com/sc/wireless or
 http://www.geovector.com.)
     "Access to TI's DSP-based OMAP platform extends the benefits of our
 Pointing Access Method(TM) so consumers will enjoy the highest quality
 streaming video and audio downloads when they point and access information
 about locations of interest," said John Ellenby, Chief Executive Officer for
 GeoVector.  "Together with TI, we will bring consumers cool, new high
 performance applications, greatly enhancing their overall user experience."
     GeoVector's pointing access technology uses data generated by a mobile
 device's positioning system and heading sensor, allowing users to point their
 devices to indicate interest and access specific information or entertainment
 without having to fumble through irrelevant information from all surrounding
 directions.  GeoVector's GuideMe(TM) feature allows users to be directed to
 their destinations without the need for a map.  Now, by leveraging TI's DSP-
 based OMAP platform to run GeoVector's software, consumers will enjoy quick
 access to quality, multimedia-rich applications such as streaming video and
 audio downloads.
     TI's leading DSP technology that runs applications on the OMAP platform
 enables the highest levels of performance for multimedia applications.  For
 manufacturers designing with GeoVector's software and TI's OMAP, this means
 they can ensure fast and efficient delivery of the most bandwidth-intensive
 location-based services to a user's mobile devices without compromising the
 speed at which the content is delivered.
     "GeoVector's software technology coupled with TI's OMAP platform provides
 a strong combination for making broadband personal and portable," said Paul
 Werp, Worldwide OMAP Marketing Manager for TI.  "GeoVector is truly
 accelerating the market for location-based services with its exciting method
 for mobile users to access information around them."
     GeoVector will also benefit from TI's broad footprint that includes
 support from a wide variety of software application developers and
 endorsements from OEMs including Nokia, Ericsson, Sendo and Sony who have
 announced plans to use TI's OMAP architecture for their next generation
 wireless handsets and advanced mobile Internet devices.  Since TI's network of
 developers includes companies with popular applications such as multimedia,
 security, m-commerce and more, TI has the unique advantage of bringing its
 developers together with GeoVector to collaborate on future services and
 capabilities.  GeoVector will also enjoy the openness of TI's architecture
 since it is capable of supporting all wireless industry standards, operating
 systems and programming languages.
 
     About GeoVector
     GeoVector, a San Francisco-based company, has developed the most natural
 and efficient method for mobile users to indicate interest in and to access
 information related to the world around them.  The company offers an advanced
 system that efficiently links data with objects in the real world and
 considerably simplifies the way mobile users can retrieve location-based
 information.  GeoVector provides technology and software products to companies
 who wish to make their location-based services more readily accessible.  For
 more information on GeoVector, please visit www.geovector.com.
 
     About Texas Instruments
     Texas Instruments Incorporated is the world leader in digital signal
 processing and analog technologies, the semiconductor engines of the Internet
 age.  The company's businesses also include sensors and controls, and
 educational and productivity solutions.  TI is headquartered in Dallas, Texas,
 and has manufacturing or sales operations in more than 25 countries.
     Texas Instruments is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the
 symbol TXN.  More information is located on the World Wide Web at:
 http://www.ti.com.
 
     Trademarks:
     OMAP is a trademark of Texas Instruments Incorporated.
     Pointing Access Method and Guide Me are trademarks of GeoVector
 Corporation.
 
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SOURCE Texas Instruments Incorporated and GeoVector
    DALLAS and SAN FRANCISCO, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort that would
 transform the digital wireless handset into a virtual remote control, Texas
 Instruments Incorporated (NYSE:   TXN) (TI) and GeoVector today announced plans
 to enable GeoVector's innovative pointing access technology on TI's open and
 programmable digital signal processor (DSP)-based OMAP(TM) platform for
 2.5 and 3G wireless devices.  By combining the DSP performance of TI's OMAP
 platform with GeoVector software, users of next generation Internet access
 devices will be able to point at a street location such as a movie theater or
 restaurant, and immediately access movie trailers, ticketing information,
 menus and more.  (See http://www.ti.com/sc/wireless or
 http://www.geovector.com.)
     "Access to TI's DSP-based OMAP platform extends the benefits of our
 Pointing Access Method(TM) so consumers will enjoy the highest quality
 streaming video and audio downloads when they point and access information
 about locations of interest," said John Ellenby, Chief Executive Officer for
 GeoVector.  "Together with TI, we will bring consumers cool, new high
 performance applications, greatly enhancing their overall user experience."
     GeoVector's pointing access technology uses data generated by a mobile
 device's positioning system and heading sensor, allowing users to point their
 devices to indicate interest and access specific information or entertainment
 without having to fumble through irrelevant information from all surrounding
 directions.  GeoVector's GuideMe(TM) feature allows users to be directed to
 their destinations without the need for a map.  Now, by leveraging TI's DSP-
 based OMAP platform to run GeoVector's software, consumers will enjoy quick
 access to quality, multimedia-rich applications such as streaming video and
 audio downloads.
     TI's leading DSP technology that runs applications on the OMAP platform
 enables the highest levels of performance for multimedia applications.  For
 manufacturers designing with GeoVector's software and TI's OMAP, this means
 they can ensure fast and efficient delivery of the most bandwidth-intensive
 location-based services to a user's mobile devices without compromising the
 speed at which the content is delivered.
     "GeoVector's software technology coupled with TI's OMAP platform provides
 a strong combination for making broadband personal and portable," said Paul
 Werp, Worldwide OMAP Marketing Manager for TI.  "GeoVector is truly
 accelerating the market for location-based services with its exciting method
 for mobile users to access information around them."
     GeoVector will also benefit from TI's broad footprint that includes
 support from a wide variety of software application developers and
 endorsements from OEMs including Nokia, Ericsson, Sendo and Sony who have
 announced plans to use TI's OMAP architecture for their next generation
 wireless handsets and advanced mobile Internet devices.  Since TI's network of
 developers includes companies with popular applications such as multimedia,
 security, m-commerce and more, TI has the unique advantage of bringing its
 developers together with GeoVector to collaborate on future services and
 capabilities.  GeoVector will also enjoy the openness of TI's architecture
 since it is capable of supporting all wireless industry standards, operating
 systems and programming languages.
 
     About GeoVector
     GeoVector, a San Francisco-based company, has developed the most natural
 and efficient method for mobile users to indicate interest in and to access
 information related to the world around them.  The company offers an advanced
 system that efficiently links data with objects in the real world and
 considerably simplifies the way mobile users can retrieve location-based
 information.  GeoVector provides technology and software products to companies
 who wish to make their location-based services more readily accessible.  For
 more information on GeoVector, please visit www.geovector.com.
 
     About Texas Instruments
     Texas Instruments Incorporated is the world leader in digital signal
 processing and analog technologies, the semiconductor engines of the Internet
 age.  The company's businesses also include sensors and controls, and
 educational and productivity solutions.  TI is headquartered in Dallas, Texas,
 and has manufacturing or sales operations in more than 25 countries.
     Texas Instruments is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the
 symbol TXN.  More information is located on the World Wide Web at:
 http://www.ti.com.
 
     Trademarks:
     OMAP is a trademark of Texas Instruments Incorporated.
     Pointing Access Method and Guide Me are trademarks of GeoVector
 Corporation.
 
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