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Tele Atlas meets the varied needs of its customers with distinct digital map products: MultiNet, ConnectPlus, and Connect.
For more than 20 years, Tele Atlas has been creating the world’s most extensive digital mapping database. In the past, Tele Atlas created, archived, and deployed data country-by-country. Today’s enterprise and navigation application providers demand seamless global coverage.

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Distribution channels for mobile navigation services
Berg Insight estimates that the number of users of mobile navigation services increased twofold from H1-2008 to H1-2009 and reached 28 million worldwide. This number comprises all active users of on-board, hybrid and off-board turn-by-turn navigation services for mobile phones, both paying users for premium services and users of free services. The total subscriber base includes end-users ranging from frequent users with lifetime subscriptions or annual subscriptions to less frequent users that have opted to purchase a single month subscription or even individual routes or day passes. A growing number of free and ad-funded turn-by-turn navigation services are also available worldwide.

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SeekerAdz
Seeker Wireless has developed a family of mobile location solutions to address a range of location service requirements. This document presents SeekerAdz, a location solution optimised to meet the technical and commercial challenges associated with Location Based Advertising (LBA).

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SeekerLocate
SeekerLocate is a versatile location platform for locating or tracking mobile wireless devices on any cellular or Wi-Fi network. It supports a broad range of location capabilities, including mobile-originated, network-originated, periodic and even movement-triggered location requests/updates. It provides medium to high accuracy location determination to address the majority of the spectrum of location-based services and applications.

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LBS Insight Survey 2008
During February 2008, LBS Insight made a survey among LBS professionals at mobile operators, vendors and consultancies. There were 267 respondents to the survey that are all subscribers on the newsletter LBS Insight from Berg Insight. There were two sets of questions asked, one to operators and another set to vendors and consultancies. This whitepaper summarises the survey results.

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An Introduction to IP Location Technology
Location Information Servers (LIS) for IP networks support the HTTP-Enabled Location Delivery (HELD) protocol, which was designed from the ground up to meet the vigorous requirements of VoIP emergency services. The consistent location acquisition achieved via HELD allows critical functions such as VoIP emergency services to operate reliably, and also enables a whole new world of media-rich, flexible, and interactive IP location-based services.

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Andrew WiMAX Location Information Server (LIS) Overview
In WiMAX network environments, the LIS function can be deployed in reliable carrier grade form for many purposes, including emergency services, security applications and for Location Based Services.

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eCall - a socioeconomic profitability analysis
According to the findings of an independent study by Berg Insight, eCall will result in a net socioeconomic benefit for the EU if road fatalities and severe injuries are reduced by 3 percent or more. The eCall system is intended to automatically initiate an emergency call to 112 from the vehicle and transmit satellite positioning data to the operator in case of a road accident. By reducing the reaction time for the emergency services, the system is expected to save thousands of lives annually when fully implemented. Exactly how many lives that would actually be saved is however the subject of a debate between the proponents and sceptics who believe the cost exceeds the benefits.

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Mobile LBS Trends
Today, over 80 percent of the European mobile network operators provide or market some kind of location-based service beyond emergency call location. Many of these services, for example navigation services, target both corporate and consumer customers. There are also a range of services especially targeting the need of corporate customers mainly focuses on operational efficiency and safety of workers. Examples are tracking services such as fleet management, workforce management, and asset tracking. These services are often provided by third party application providers that use wholesale location data or GPS-based solutions to offer services across networks and countries.

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Connected Navigation Devices
Online connectivity is the latest trend on the personal navigation device market. Starting from the professional customer segment, the feature could soon turn PNDs into full-fledged automobile PCs.

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Heavy Truck Manufacturer Fleet Management Offerings
The three leading suppliers of heavy trucks on the European market – DaimlerChrysler, Scania and Volvo – have all developed fleet management services for the European market. Dynafleet Online by Volvo Trucks and FleetBoard by DaimlerChrysler have achieved installed bases of around 25,000 vehicles each, including systems installed on trucks by other manufacturers. Scania has achieved much lower numbers.

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Fine Time Aiding and Pseudo-Synchronisation
The integration of CDMA and GPS within a single mobile terminal, in support of the FCC E911 initiative, has greatly benefited from the GPS-based synchronisation of the CDMA network. Similar synchronisation is not available in GSM and W-CDMA networks which are, by design, asynchronous in operation, and this makes GPS integration into GSM and W-CDMA mobile terminals more complex and costly. Duffett-Smith & Tarlow [1] have described a new technology for pseudosynchronising a GSM system which can provide a time reference to an embedded GPS receiver with an accuracy better than 2 microseconds.

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Fine Time Aiding in Unsynchronised Cellular
GPS will play a central role in the provision of location based services using mobile cellular telephones. Many commercially-available handsets (terminals) already include integrated GPS components, mostly for use on CDMA and CDMA 2000 networks in which the transmitted signals are synchronised to GPS time. This synchronisation brings advantage in that it is relatively straightforward to provide the GPS receiver in the mobile terminal with assistance in the form of GPS time accurate to within approximately 10 microseconds. By a somewhat complex route, the time aiding extends the usability of the GPS service into buildings and other shielded environments. However, on GSM and W-CDMA networks, which dominate globally, the provision of time aiding is more difficult because the network transmitters are asynchronous by design. There is no concept of 'network time', and the transmitted signals have no pre-determined relationship with each other or with GPS time.

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Precise Time Transfer in a Mobile Radio
The degradation suffered by GPS installed in a mobile phone in shielded environments can be ameliorated to some extent by the use of network assistance (satellite information, GPS time information and coarse position) obtained from a fixed GPS terminal in the network, which can allow terminals to operate with GPS signals weaker by 20 dB or more. In this paper, we describe a new method of providing precise time aiding to mobile terminals used in un -synchronised communications networks such as GSM and W-CDMA ("3G") based on the Matrix positioning method by which the relative timings of network signals received by the handset are used to obtain both a terminal position and a network synchronisation map. This enables the terminal to carry precise GPS time information from open to shielded areas without requiring any GPS assistance from a networkbased server.

Precise time aiding within a mobile communication terminal allows for GPS implementations of lower complexity and therefore of lower cost. This can be a crucial factor in mass-market take -up of satellite positioning technology in mobile phones.

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Insurance Industry Standards for Vehicle Tracking
Incentives and requirements from insurance companies is the key driver behind the growing demand for vehicle tracking and recovery solutions. Advanced tracking systems can reduce the insurance risk for premium cars by improving the chances of recovering the vehicle in case of theft. Insurance companies have two options when seeking to create incentives for customers to adopt improved safety and security systems. One is to award customers who install approved security systems with lower insurance premiums. Another is to require a tracking device to be installed on certain models or vehicles exceeding a certain value. Insurance industry organisations in several European countries have developed national industry standards for approval of vehicle tracking devices in order to give guidance to their customers regarding the choice of car security systems. Certification processes for approved tracking are currently being maintained in Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway and the UK. This is a summary of the standards in Belgium and the Netherlands and the UK.

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LBS Insight Temperature Meter
During April 2006, LBS Insight made a survey among LBS professionals at mobile operators, vendors and consultancies. There were 200 respondents to the survey that are all subscribers on the newsletter LBS Insight from Berg Insight. There were two sets of questions asked, one to operators and another set to vendors and consultancies. This whitepaper summarises the survey results.

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Personal Navigation Market Snapshot
The personal navigation market is growing rapidly today. Overall sales of personal navigation in Europe and the US reached almost 8 million units in 2005 and are expected to exceed 14 million units in 2006. The European market is far more advanced and successful compared to the US market. Portable navigation that as a market started out in 2002 contains today three segments – PDA navigation, stand alone navigation (PND) and smartphone navigation. The first market that came into place in 2003 was the PDA navigation. In 2004 the PND hit the market even though the PDA sales were larger during that year. In 2005 the PND form factor was very successful on the market and sales outnumbered the PDA navigation sales. Right now the third wave of navigation is coming into the market – smartphone navigation.

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