Press Release: February 15, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ALK wins Global LBS Challenge Grand Prize
London, UK and Princeton, New Jersey ï¿½ 15 February 2006 ?ALK Technologies, the developer of leading mobile navigation software 'CoPilot® Live', has been announced as the Grand Prize winner of the prestigious Global LBS Challenge at the 2006 3GSM World Congress.
The Global LBS Challenge asked application developers across the world to build innovative location-based services (LBS) that work with mobile phones or wireless handheld devices using dynamic positioning technology.
The award was judged by an expert panel of executives from mobile operators, retailers, device manufacturers, and venture capitalists, including representatives from BT, Lucent, Lehman Brothers, Dixons Stores Group Nokia and O2. ALK's CoPilot® Live FleetCenter was awarded both the best solution in the 'navigation' category, and the Grand Prize for best overall solution based on its commercial viability, unique functionality, and ease-of-use.
CoPilot® Live FleetCenter is a fleet-tracking, messaging, reporting and optimization application which integrates with CoPilot Live mobile navigation to enable real time mobile asset visibility and management. The cost-effective technology will help businesses of all sizes to stimulate productivity, reduce operating costs and improve customer service.
"ALK has long been at the forefront of cutting edge location-based technology and solutions and this award recognises yet another innovative development," commented Serge Bussat, VP European Consumer Applications, NAVTEQ. "We congratulate ALK on winning the Grand Prize for the Global LBS Challenge and look forward to even more exciting new products from this competition in the future."
ALK Sales Director Dan Popkin said: "Winning the Global LBS Challenge is recognition of ALK's ability to develop leading edge satellite navigation and tracking technology for the business market and our twenty-seven year history providing business critical solutions to the enterprise. ALK is driving mobile location-based services forward across Europe, and it's gratifying that experts from leading companies within the mobile industry recognise the work we are doing."
"The technology that won this award is incorporated within a number of innovative new products that we will be releasing in the next couple of months, so stay tuned,"
About ALK Technologies
ALK's CoPilot® Live mobile GPS navigation solutions are available in Europe, North America and Australia as retail-branded products and as the basis for leading OEM navigation systems, while the Company's PC*MILER® routing, mapping and fleet management solutions are used by over 21,000 transportation, logistics and manufacturing companies worldwide. Partners include Motorola, T-Mobile, Scania, NAVTEQï¿½, Ford, BMW, TBS and the U.S. Department of Defense."
ALK received the 2005 Microsoft Partner of the Year award for Mobility Solutions Sales and Marketing, and is the official navigation sponsor to the Gumball Rally.
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