Maptuit’s NaviGo to be available on Qualcomm’s OmniVision platform

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Qualcomm and Maptuit announced Monday, May 7, that the companies have entered into an agreement to make available Maptuit’s NaviGo on the OmniVision mobile computing platform. Executives at both companies say the solution will be available in early fall 2007.

Maptuit’s NaviGo is a real-time, hybrid (a combination of onboard and server-based technologies), in-cab navigation service designed to provide professional truck drivers and trucking companies with interactive maps for increased routing efficiency and improved driver satisfaction. With Maptuit, companies can look up addresses, create maps, perform proximity searches, generate optimized routes and provide directions.

“We are excited to work with Maptuit to make the NaviGo service available to our customers,” says Norm Ellis, vice president and general manager of global transportation and logistics for San Diego-based Qualcomm Wireless Business Solutions.

Qualcomm’s OmniVision mobile computing platform is an integrated system consisting of hardware, software and network infrastructure designed to enable delivery of two-way data communications and value-added services to enterprises in a mobile environment. Specifically designed for the transportation and logistics industry, the OmniVision system incorporates industry-specific capabilities and features available integration with back-office systems from leading transportation management software service providers.

The OmniVision platform offers text-to-speech capability to allow drivers to listen to and replay messages, eliminating the need to pull over and stop the vehicle to read a text message. The platform also features an integrated color touchscreen and a remote control device, providing drivers quick access to critical information.