Telmap enters mobile internet market with navigation and location

Telmap, provider of mobile location solutions, has announced that it is delivering an advanced navigation and location based service for mobile internet devices (MIDs) based on the Intel Atom processor and Linux-based Moblin platform.

As an authority in mobile location services, Telmap is embracing the MID category to bring rich navigation and location based services to mobile users. This announcement further highlights Telmap’s multi-platform approach to devices and the addition of Linux to its extensive list of supported OS platforms.

The Intel Atom processor delivers high performance at dramatically lower power while delivering a compelling Internet experience for MIDs. MIDs are expected to support always-on connectivity, high resolution displays and touchscreen interfaces, which make them ideally suited for advanced search, mapping and navigation solutions.

“As the need for mobility and always-on internet connectivity take a firmer grip on our society, the extension of our business to support the MID category was clearly a natural step for Telmap”, said Oren Nissim, CEO of Telmap. “We see MIDs as another great platform that will drive a more connected and location-aware society. The high performance of the Intel Atom processor will support our technology requirements, and in turn will provide an advanced user experience in mobile navigation and location technologies.”

Combining its advanced search features, Telmap can provide live, location aware and real time information to any user in-car or on foot. Its technology has been chosen by leading industry players in Europe (Orange FT Group, Vodafone, SFR, The Carphone Warehouse and O2), in North America (AOL MapQuest, Sprint, ATT), and in Africa (Vodacom).