First LPS powered traffic data integration delivered in Telcontar Drill Down Server
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, June 6, 2006 - LandSonar, leading supplier of network delivered predictive traffic products, announces the successful integration of its LandSonar Predictive Speed (LPS™) data with Telcontar’s Drill Down Server (DDS). Working closely with Telcontar engineering, LandSonar achieved seamless integration of its innovative forecast traffic data with DDS. Based on LandSonar’s extensive research, modeling and development with real-world traffic data, this joint development will enable DDS end-users to predict more accurate travel times and better routes.
Telcontar’s DDS is the premier geospatial software platform for location-based services in traffic estimates. It enables the delivery of a variety of location-based applications to multiple devices including cell phones, web browsers, PDAs, smartphones, and vehicle telematics units. Until today, routing solutions like DDS have relied solely on static speed data to determine estimated trip durations and arrival times. Now, with LPS compiled into Telcontar’s proprietary and patented Rich Map Format (RMF), users can quickly generate highly accurate, time sensitive predictive routes for the entire continental US.
LandSonar has been at work for over three years collecting billions of open and proprietary historic GPS and sensor observations to develop a highly accurate predictive capability. Commercial, consumer and government customers can now use LandSonar predictive traffic powered products like Telcontar’s to increase fleet efficiency, improve customer service and reduce wasted time on the road. LPS, one of a series of products stemming from LandSonar’s complete, accurate predictive capability, offers the most complete coverage for speed predictions.
“Data accuracy is the foundation for providing a relevant and useful user experience. Its level of integrity will either make or break a traffic-based application,” said Richard Poppen, vice president, research and development and chief technology officer at Telcontar. “The accuracy and coverage of LPS lets our users have realistic estimates of the actual speeds and the realities of rush hour. They will benefit enormously from these results!”
LandSonar has developed a suite of traffic products sold primarily to AVL, LBS, device manufacturers and product developers in need of verifiable speed and traffic visibility. The company continues to enhance accuracy and model the impacts on predictive traffic with products targeted at risk mitigation, fleet efficiency and intelligent routing decisions. LandSonar is accelerating its pace of data acquisition, geographic coverage and traffic science. Its products are designed to work with leading products from NAVTEQ, Telcontar and Tele Atlas.
“Choosing DDS as a platform for LPS was a simple decision,” said Robert Reid, executive vice president and co-founder at LandSonar. “Telcontar’s products lead the industry in route and traffic expression, but still required the ability to estimate what’s likely to happen. Working together, we have the first solution making predictions based on complete coverage data for our shared customers.”
The LPS powered DDS solution is available now for demonstration to Telcontar customers and is expected to be deployed for end-user functionality in the second half of 2006.
Telcontar provides the enabling geospatial software platform that powers today’s leading location-based applications. The company specializes in providing solutions ideal for Internet, mobile, and telematics applications where scalability, speed, and reliability are vital. Its Drill Down Server® geospatial software platform and Rich Map Engine powers today’s most successful and widely deployed LBS applications. Telcontar customers and technology partners include AND, Appello, Ask.com, ATX, Google, Hutchison Mobile, Local Matters, Motorola, NAVTEQ, Networks In Motion, Pharos, Rand McNally, Tele Atlas, Yahoo!, and Zillow.com. Telcontar is privately held and headquartered in San Jose, California with European offices in the UK and France. Additional information about Telcontar, its products and services, and past press releases can be found at the Company’s web site at www.telcontar.com.
LandSonar is the leading supplier of highly-accurate, full coverage predictive traffic products used to increase routing accuracy for fleet, logistics and navigations systems. In use for end-customers, leading routing solution and LBS developers, its products give meaningful “Speed Ahead!™”. The company’s unique data approach, patented science, and sophisticated understanding of historic traffic enable it to deliver data for bringing certainty to solutions vastly improving efficiency, shortening travel times and increasing satisfaction. Funded by select individuals and founders, LandSonar is based in San Francisco, California. For demonstrations of partners’ products powered by LandSonar and more information, visit www.landsonar.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Mark N. Sole
Director, Marketing Communications
June 6th, 2006