Telogis and NAVTEQ Announce Sales Channel Collaboration
COSTA MESA, Calif., Dec. 22, 2005—Telogis announced today that it has signed an agreement with NAVTEQ, a leading global provider of digital maps for vehicle navigation and location-based solutions, to work as a sales channel partner and reseller. The agreement allows better service to location-based service, telemetry, telematics, and asset tracking companies worldwide by offering a single-source integrated product. This product, Telogis' GeoBase™ mapping engine, will utilize NAVTEQ® digital map data of the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Steven Rabago, CEO of Telogis, said: “GeoBase™ eliminates development risks associated with map data integration projects, as well as the high start-up cost associated with most map engines and map data, and accelerates the product development cycle.” He further commented: “NAVTEQ is one of the most widely recognized brands in the Geographic Information System (GIS) and location-services industry. We are excited about our relationship with NAVTEQ as it enables us to deliver a fully integrated mapping engine combined with NAVTEQ's quality digital map data.”
Unique to mapping engines, GeoBase™ enables extremely fast geocoding and reverse geocoding for Web-based applications, and provides enterprise tools to meet critical time-to-market targets. Roy Kolstad, vice president and general manager of NAVTEQ Business Solutions, commented: “Telogis has a detailed understanding of the demands of our customers. Its GeoBase™ mapping engine is well-suited for telemetry, telematics, location-based service applications (LBS) and large enterprise integration. Additionally, it eases developers' ability to develop GIS/LBS software applications powered by NAVTEQ data.”
NAVTEQ is a leading provider of comprehensive digital map information for automotive navigation systems, mobile navigation devices, Internet-based mapping applications, and government and business solutions. NAVTEQ creates the digital maps and map content that power navigation and location-based services solutions around the world. The Chicago-based company was founded in 1985 and has approximately 1,800 employees located in 127 offices in 21 countries.
Telogis is a vertically integrated location-based services company that designs software, provides asset tracking services, and manufactures hardware. Telogis sells its GeoBase™ products to its peer group in the telemetry industry as well as licenses and resells its OnTrack™ Web-based Fleet Management and Vehicle Tracking system in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Venezuela. The Costa Mesa-based company has software development offices and manufactures its hardware products in Christchurch, New Zealand. It was founded in January 2001 and has 15 employees. Telogis is a recipient of the prestigious Deloitte FAST 50 Rising Star Award in Orange County, Calif., for two consecutive years, 2004 and 2005.