Jentro Technologies and Destinator Technologies' Award Winning Navigation Solutions to be Integrated Into New Motorola Devices
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 8 // -- Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT)
today announced it is bringing world-class mobile navigation and
location-based services (LBS) to the mass market. Working with Jentro
Technologies and Destinator Technologies as software suppliers, Motorola will
launch new navigation products in 2007.
The new products and mobile devices will be equipped with location-based
services and navigation platforms that give consumers access to local
point-of-interest searches, community tools and other LBS and value-added
services. These features are made possible by Destinator's seamless
integration and Jentro's mobile Internet platform which uses the Java client
on a handset to communicate with a server-based backend -- thus enabling a
complete phone-based navigation for the mass market.
In addition, this new product portfolio will provide flexible, reliable
solutions in personal navigation. Leveraging Destinator's fully adaptable
navigation application, Motorola is able to customize product with up to 18
different languages and features for various regions and markets.
"We are developing new products with the location-based features people
want," said Greg Estell, corporate vice president and general manager,
MobileME, Motorola. "Jentro's unique technology and mass market knowledge,
Destinator's experience and vision in location-based services, coupled with
Motorola's leadership in form and function will deliver the best possible
solutions in user-friendly devices."
"We are delighted to work with Motorola to create even more value for
consumers," said Hans-Hendrik Puvogel, CEO of Jentro Technologies. "Our
technology supports a wide portfolio of mass market phones and is poised to
turn consumer interest in navigation into a viable commercial opportunity."
"Destinator Technologies is proud to be collaborating with Motorola to
bring world-class navigation and location-based services to millions of
consumers worldwide," said Brian Barry, CEO of Destinator Technologies.
"Destinator is a partner of choice for global OEM's requiring leading-edge
personal navigation software. Our goal is to work with Motorola to bring the
success of dedicated navigation devices to a much larger phone market."
Motorola is known around the world for innovation and leadership in
wireless and broadband communications. Inspired by our vision of Seamless
Mobility, the people of Motorola are committed to helping you get and stay
connected simply and seamlessly to the people, information, and entertainment
that you want and need. We do this by designing and delivering "must have"
products, "must do" experiences and powerful networks -- along with a full
complement of support services. A Fortune 100 company with global presence
and impact, Motorola had sales of US $35.3 billion in 2005. For more
information about our company, our people and our innovations, please visit
About Jentro Technologies
Jentro is an innovation and market leader in satellite phone navigation.
Jentro is a pure white label supplier of LBS platform and navigation solutions
for the mass market, which are operated under and on behalf of third party
brands. Jentro serves more than 500,000 customers in key European markets.
Jentro has recently started its North American operations. Jentro is
privately owned and based in Munich, Germany.
About Destinator Technologies
Destinator Technologies makes navigation easier for mobile people. The
company develops navigation solutions for use on mobile devices such as
dedicated navigation devices, mobile phones and PDAs. Important information in
terms of location and destination is now available anytime, anywhere to suit
the individual requirements of any user. Destinator Technologies cooperates
with leading hardware vendors, distributors and mobile communication
suppliers. Its highly customizable software makes it the partner of choice of
many leading brands in the navigation market. Initially founded in 2004,
Destinator Technologies is among the top software vendors on the global
navigation market. The company has offices in USA, Canada, Germany, Israel,
Taiwan and China. For further information, please visit
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