Press Release: November 9, 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
COPILOT® LIVE | SMARTPHONE WINS BEST GPS SOFTWARE AWARD
PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY ï¿½ November 9, 2005 ?ALK Technologies, Inc., the leading developer of GPS navigation, mileage, mapping and route guidance software, announced that its CoPilot® Live personal GPS navigation solution for Smartphones was voted the best software in the ï¿½GPSï¿½ category of the Fifth Annual Best Software Awards conducted by Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine (www.pocketpcmag.com/awards). This is the third year in a row that a CoPilot solution has won this award on the Smartphone or Pocket PC platform.
Eighty members of the Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine Board of Experts judged Windows Mobile products in 130 Pocket PC, Smartphone, and Developer categories to determine finalists and winners. Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine publisher, Hal Goldstein, said that ï¿½The annual Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine Best Software Awards helps users select software that best suits their Windows Mobile Pocket PC and Smartphone needs by honoring companies that produce outstanding software. The awards process is a huge 6-month undertaking involving the experts of the Windows Mobile community and over 3000 Pocket PC and Smartphone products.ï¿½
The Board of Experts who helped select the nominations and then voted for winners are from all over the world. They run prominent Web Sites, serve as Microsoft MVPs, and write for Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine and other organizations. These are all volunteers and none are permanent employees of Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine.
ï¿½Itï¿½s a great honor to have CoPilot® Live Smartphone designated as the best GPS software by such a large panel of independent experts, especially considering the number of competitive GPS navigation solutions in the market today from public companies like TomTom and Garminï¿½, says Dan Titus, Vice President, ALK Technologies. ï¿½This award is one of many that ALKï¿½s CoPilot Smartphone solution will carry forward as we continue to expand CoPilotï¿½s best of breed GPS navigation solutions suite worldwide.ï¿½
CoPilot® flexibly provides satellite navigation on a wide range of mobile phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs), and converged devices including support for the Microsoft ® Windows Mobile ® 5.0 and Windows Mobile ® 2003 operating systems and the latest wireless devices like the T-Mobile MDA Pro, Cingular Wireless Mobile Messenger (iPAQ 6515), Verizon Wireless Samsung i730, iMATE JAM, and iMATE KJAM, and other wireless data enabled handheld devices.
A phone or PDA equipped with CoPilot® Live 6 provides drivers with powerful, portable satellite 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 Interface with large, user-friendly buttons. Industry-leading route calculation speeds enable even complex trips to be worked out in seconds.
About ALK Technologies Ltd
ALK Technologies Ltd is at the forefront of the explosive growth in demand for mobile satellite navigation. The European division of ALK Technologies, Inc. based in Princeton New Jersey, the Company benefits from over 26 years of transportation technology leadership and development expertise.
CoPilot® Live GPS Navigation solutions transform phones and Pocket PC PDAs into powerful satellite navigation systems with the additional benefit of integrated real-time location-tracking, messaging, and information services. CoPilot® Live is rapidly becoming the satellite navigation software of choice for Mobile Operators, OEMï¿½s, and Handset manufacturers, with license agreements that include Motorola, T-Mobile, Gizmondo and Scania. The company enjoys strategic alliances with partners across Europe, including Microsoft, BMW Group, Ford, SEAT, Scania, Mio Technology, NAVTEQ and TBS.
ALK Technologies Ltd is a member of the UK Mobile Data Association and received the 2005 Microsoft Partner of the Year award for Mobility Solutions Sales and Marketing. ALK became the official navigation sponsor to the Gumball Rally in May 2005.
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