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Press Release: January 4, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ALK Technologies Launches CoPilot® Live GPS Navigation for the Palm® Treo? 700w Smartphone from Verizon Wireless
LAS VEGAS, NV ï¿½ JANUARY 4, 2006 ?Today at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), ALK Technologies announced its latest mobility solution for the corporate enterprise and mobile professional markets - CoPilot® Live 6 GPS Navigation for the Palm® Treo? 700w from Verizon Wireless running on Windows Mobile® 5.0.
A Palm Treo 700w smartphone equipped with CoPilot Live 6 provides drivers with powerful, yet portable GPS navigation, complete with turn-by-turn voice guidance, comprehensive address entry choice, ZIP Code and Point of Interest search, detailed street maps, and a new finger touch User Interface with larger, user-friendly buttons. Industry-leading route calculation speeds enable even complex trips across the country to be worked out in seconds. And when combined with ALKï¿½s CoPilot SDK (Software Development Kit), CoPilot GPS route guidance and navigation can be seamlessly integrated with dispatch and mobile workforce management mobility solutions, eliminating the need to manually enter addresses.
CoPilot Live 6 makes GPS navigation easy and accessible. Updated, clearly labelled menus are incredibly easy to use, and Treo 700w customers will love the finger touch interface. Just confirm the destination and go! CoPilot Live calculates directions for the complete trip in seconds and provides turn-by-turn voice guidance to the door. If a turn is missed CoPilot instantly generates the best new route. Packed with advanced features, CoPilot Live 6 can be customized to avoid or favor certain road types, set average road speeds, or to create driving profiles for use at different times of day or when driving different vehicles.
CoPilot Live 6 incorporates ALKï¿½s unique Live communications functionality, which can display driver locations in real-time on a secure web site. This premium service is included at no additional charge and is ideal for individuals wanting friends or colleagues to monitor their progress when out on the road, or for businesses that want to take advantage of real-time location information to better communicate with and manage mobile workers.1 Customers can upgrade to multi-vehicle tracking and advanced reporting services for a nominal fee.
ï¿½The Palm Treo 700w smartphone is a fantastic device and weï¿½re convinced it will be a big mover in the corporate enterprise space, especially when bundled with CoPilot Live GPS Navigation,ï¿½ said Dan Titus, vice president of ALK Technologies, Inc. ï¿½A CoPilot Live and Treo 700w bundled solution is a perfect way to address needs for mobility, performance, productivity, ease of use, and efficiency.ï¿½
ï¿½The Palm Treo 700w smartphone is an ideal device to showcase ALKï¿½s CoPilot Live mobility solution for corporate enterprises,ï¿½ says Mark Bercow, senior vice president, business development, at Palm, Inc. ï¿½This is a classic example of bringing together best-of-breed hardware, software, and partners to deliver high value to a targeted market opportunity in a very timely fashion.ï¿½
CoPilot Live 6 is certified as a Microsoft Designed for Windows Mobile 5.0 solution and CoPilot Live 6 for the Palm Treo 700w smartphone can be purchased direct from ALK at www.CoPilotGPS.com.
More information about the Palm Treo 700w smartphone is available at www.palm.com/Treo700w.
About ALK Technologies, Inc.
ALK Technologies Ltd., ALKï¿½s European business operations is a member of the UK Mobile Data Association was awarded Microsoft Corporationï¿½s 2005 Worldwide Partner of the Year award ï¿½ Mobility Solutions, Sales and Marketing. For additional information visit: www.alk.com or alk.eu.com.
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