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Telcontar and RACO Wireless Partner to Bring Real Time Traffic-Enabled LBS Apps to Market

October 21, 2003

Telcontar, the leading supplier of software and related services for location-based services (LBS), on Oct. 21 announced that it has entered a strategic partnership with RACO Wireless. Under the agreement, RACO Wireless will use Telcontar's Drill Down Server(TM) and Traffic Manager(TM) software platform products to enhance its existing library of industry leading LBS applications, and to design new applications in the future."RACO Wireless has been an innovative and leading player in LBS and tracking applications for the past 4 years," said Dave Wood, senior vice president of marketing for Telcontar. "This agreement provides them with the software they need to traffic-enable their OpenMotion LS(TM) Mobile Information and Services Platform. When implemented, OpenMotion Platform services such as Yellow Pages, white pages, navigation, tracking and concierge will become more useful because they will be able to take current traffic conditions into account when offering driving directions, recommending a nearby business as the most convenient alternative available, or simply providing status information to drivers. We look forward to working closely with them for the long term." "We believe that real time traffic will soon become an essential component of any real-time mobile data services," said Rob Deubell, president of RACO Wireless. "We are looking forward to addressing this and other needs as the LBS market advances." Telcontar's Drill Down Server(TM) (DDS) is the premier software platform for location-based services. The DDS enables a variety of location-based applications with fast, powerful, and flexible access to maps and other spatial data. The applications can be delivered to multiple devices, including cell phones, computer workstations, Web browsers, PDA's, Pocket PC's, and vehicle telematics units. Telcontar's Traffic Manager(TM) module receives, processes and integrates real time traffic feeds into the map dataset in real time. This permits spatial or navigation operations such as routing, proximity searches, map rendering or information publishing to use the traffic information as part of the base data used to respond to the query. Traffic Manager is designed to process both flow and incident traffic information and is feed independent.About Telcontar Telcontar is a worldwide provider of the spatial software platform and services for LBS.Telcontar clients such as Yahoo!, Hutchison 3G, Criticom, Satronics, Rand McNally and ATX Technologies use its Televoke Universal Telematics Server, Drill Down Server, Rich Map Engine and Traffic Manager products to offer end users asset or resource management, MSSC, real-time navigation and traffic, driving directions, roadside or emergency assistance and maps.Telcontar is privately held and headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with field offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, Detroit, Denver, Massachusetts and the United Kingdom.For more information, visit RACO Wireless and OpenMotion Founded in 1991 and based in Cincinnati, Ohio, RACO is a wireless and GPS solutions provider. RACO's customers include many Fortune 1000 companies, mid-sized organizations, and consumers who utilize their wireless solutions to increase efficiency and customer experience. OpenMotion LS(TM) is the latest product from RACO Wireless. According to the company, OpenMotion is the first transaction-based mobile information and services platform and provides free and premium location-sensitive content. OpenMotion provides Yellow Pages directory "best of" information, roadside assistance, concierge and errand services, lottery, stock quotes, credit card discounts, weather, and much more to your cell phone, PDA, or wireless laptop.From GPS vehicle tracking, GPS navigation systems and now location based services on cell phones and other wireless devices, RACO specializes in the rapidly exploding location-based services market.For more information, visit
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