PARIS, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- NAVTEQ, the leading global provider of maps, traffic and location data enabling navigation, location-based services and mobile advertising around the world, has announced that Mobile Devices has chosen to utilize NAVTEQ data globally in its line of dedicated and standardized platforms for fleet management and telematics applications. Mobile Devices is using NAVTEQ maps for Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific for PND navigation applications, hence the map data will also be employed in Mobile Devices' Dreevo connected PNDs, which are available direct to consumers and also as an integral part of the company's enterprise solutions which include white label application stores and its technology "Screen Share".
Originally specializing in products for professional applications, Mobile Devices has particularly focused on developing the telematics framework architecture specified by the transport and logistics industry. As a result, the company now has an impressive portfolio of customers operating fleets in a broad variety of businesses from taxis to garbage collection and from public transport to police forces.
"Our logistics solutions are used in 42 countries across four continents with more than 400 different applications and NAVTEQ's single global specification is a big advantage in cross border fleet optimization and routing," explained Cyril Zeller, Mobile Devices VP Sales & Marketing. "In addition, our SDK* is used by a growing community of over 2,000 developers and integrators around the world to produce both professional and consumer applications and we feel confident that NAVTEQ data will provide the accuracy and coverage required for emerging services."
Designed to be truly open, Mobile Devices' MCT 2.0 Open Telematics OS is based on its own embedded software architecture. It enables third party editors to easily add services to all connected devices and upgrade those services in the field. Innovative Screen Share technology allows independently developed applications to operate via one screen and touch panel.
"Mobile Devices' work in the telematics market is facilitating high quality and high value emerging services for both professionals and consumers," commented Peter Beaumont, Enterprise customer marketing director EMEA, NAVTEQ. "Our own growing portfolio makes us well placed to support this development."
NAVTEQ is the leading global provider of maps, traffic and location data (digital location content) enabling navigation, location-based services and mobile advertising around the world. NAVTEQ supplies comprehensive digital location content to power automotive navigation systems, portable and wireless devices, Internet-based mapping applications and government and business solutions. The Chicago-based company was founded in 1985 and has approximately 4700 employees located in 204 offices in 46 countries.
NAVTEQ is a trademark in the U.S. and other countries. All rights reserved.
About Mobile Devices
Mobile Devices is a leading technology provider for telematics software and hardware for over 8 years, with more than 200,000 devices already in the field today.
Integrators in all the telematics industry such as fleet management as well as vertical markets such as taxi and waste management selected Mobile Devices for its comprehensive and highly scalable range of GPRS connected products (C4 tracking devices, Dreevo lite navigation displays and Dreevo connected PNDs range), its unique operating system (using a Linux kernel) that offers a 3,500 APIs rich open SDK, and its bi-directional communication gateway for fast plugging of professional applications and location based services.
In December 2009 Mobile Devices was presented the Frost & Sullivan Global Telematics Award for best product differentiation and innovation for its complete platform. More information : www.mobile-devices.fr
* SDK: Software Development Kit