ALK Technologies - Technology that Drives Transportation - GPS Navigation Evolved

GPS Navigation Evolved
GPS Navigation Evolved

Industry Standard Timeline

2006: ALK Technologies launch CoPilot|Symbian S60 (Third Edition) for Nokia mobile devices.

2005: Nextel, ALK Technologies and Motorola Launch PC*MILER|Mobile: The First Spoken, Truck-Specific GPS Navigation Solution for Mobile Phones.

2005: ALK Hosts First Technology Summit in Princeton, NJ.

2005: ALK expands its operating platforms to include Linux and continues to satisfy global demands.

2004: ALK launches ALK|FleetSuite Directions, Mapping, ETA/OoR

2004: ALK releases CoPilot SmartPhone in Europe and North America, the first turn-by-turn GPS navigation software for Microsoft Windows Mobile cellphones.

2004: ALK releases ALK|FleetSuite Tolls, the first software to calculate precise, dock-to-dock toll costs for commercial vehicles in North America.

2003: ALK subsumes its TravRoute division in North America, and forms a wholly-owned subsidiary, ALK Technologies, Ltd. to further its efforts in Europe.

2003: ALK introduces its "Live" technology as the next step in the evolution of navigation systems - a built-in communications capability that enables information-driven features such as real-time traffic, vehicle location, messaging and other smart alerts.

2003: Pocket CoPilot becomes the first product of any kind to successfully complete "Certified by HP" testing for iPAQ Pocket PC options and accessories.

2002: TravRoute releases Pocket CoPilot Europe providing street-level routing across Europe.

2002: TravRoute partners with Compaq UK and releases Pocket CoPilot iNS which incorporates real-time traffic into the Pocket CoPilot routes.

2001: ALK releases CoPilot Truck, the first and only in-cab GPS navigation and route guidance system providing truck-specific routing.

2001: The U.S. General Services Administration selects PC*MILER as their standard for determining highway mileage for Federal civilian agency freight and household goods shipments.

2000: ALK releases FleetCommander, real-time fleet visualization software graphical decision support tools and reports.

2000: ALK releases, the online version of PC*MILER providing North American highway routing, mileage and mapping.

2000: TravRoute releases Pocket CoPilot, the first GPS navigation system to offer door-to-door driving directions with automatic rerouting and voice navigation on a Pocket PC.

1998: ALK releases PC*MILER/Streets, the industry's first street-level routing, mileage and mapping software designed to provide dock-to-dock driving directions over truck-specific routes.

1998: TravRoute wins the first of four consecutive Consumer Electronics Association Innovations awards for excellence in design and engineering.

1998: The U.S. Department of Defense chooses ALKļæ½s PC*MILER to replace all distance calculation products used within DoD including Rand McNally-TDM's MileMaker and the Household Goods Carriers' Mileage Guide.

1997: TravRoute releases CoPilot, the first GPS navigation system to offer door-to-door driving directions with automatic rerouting and voice navigation.

1995: TravRoute releases Road Trips Door-to-Door, the first consumer software product to offer door-to-door driving directions on one CD.

1995: ALK releases PC*FuelTax, the first fuel and mileage tax reporting software product with electronic tax forms and rates for all jurisdictions.

1994: ALK releases PC*RAIL, the first rail routing, mileage and mapping software product.

1993: TravRoute releases Road Trips, a city-to-city mapping software program.

1990: ALK forms TravRoute, a consumer software division.

1986: ALK releases the first version of PC*MILER routing, mileage and mapping software. PC*MILER is now the industry standard for mileage used by over 20,000 transportation and logistics companies, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the U.S. General Services Administration.

1981: ALK is incorporated.

1979: ALK founded by Alain L. Kornhauser, PhD.