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Navigation system for java mobile phones
Telmap provides route data in realtime

Cannes (pte026/19.02.2003/12:19) - A new navigation system created by the Israeli technology firm Telmap provides realtime access to navigation data. The Polaris client-server solution, which was officially presented at the 3GSM World Congress in Cannes, is designed for mobile phone providers and automatically adjusts to work with the user's mobile phone or mobile PDA.

Telmap CEO Oren Nissim told pressetext.europe: "The system continualy draws navigation data from a server located at the mobile operator. Polaris can be used with existing end-user devices and enables the use of existing maps provided bz the operator."

The system works with each java-capable end-user device and can be used with GPS or other position-locating methods. As the data is collected in realtime, the user always receives the newest information, which can be supplemented with additional content such as traffic updates.

In planning the route, the user can look for addresses, landmarks or points of interest. If the driver leaves the route, the system will react. The core of Polaris is the data communication technology developed by Telmap, which works with low data transfer.

Telmap does not plan to distribute the Polaris system itself. Instead it intends to license it to Telkos. The Israeli company is currently negotiating with a mobile provider who wants to implement the system in several countries. A Telematik-version of Polaris for fleet management is in planning.

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