LocatioNet Systems Ltd. has announced that it has received two contracts from Austrian mobile operator ONE (Connect Austria Gesellschaft fuer Telekommunikation GmbH). ONE has contracted LocatioNet to supply it with its location-based services (LBS) middleware platform, along with its best-of-breed GIS toolbox and open set of APIs. The second contract is for the development and supply of two LBS applications designed to run on top of LocatioNet’s middleware platform.
Under the terms of these contracts, LocatioNet has already supplied and integrated its LocatioNet Platform with ONE’s cellular network, as well as with Nokia’s mPosition GMLC for position determination. The LocatioNet Platform allows ONE to offer its subscribers an ever-growing array of LBS applications, starting with current 2G and 2.5G networks and handsets, and seamlessly migrating to 3G networks.
The LBS market is extremely complex. An effective LBS solution requires all service elements (end-user devices, content providers, GIS engines, position determination technologies, operator infrastructure, etc.) to be properly integrated. The LocatioNet solution takes the pains out of service implementation, by providing a comprehensive middleware solution, which integrates content, applications, positioning and any GIS engine to quickly fulfill user requests over any type of mobile handset.
An open API and a user-friendly software development kit (SDK) make LocatioNet’s middleware platform a ‘must have’ product not just for wireless operators, but also for positioning technologies, GIS and content and application providers.