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Frost and Sullivan recognizes Autodesk for Location Based Services

California, USA, 21 March 2007: Frost & Sullivan a global growth consulting company has selected Autodesk as the recipient of the 2007 North American Mobility Award for its location-based services (LBS) platform that brings together the technologies, content, and services needed for carriers to location-enable their service offerings.

The Autodesk LocationLogic platform provides the infrastructure, application services, content provisioning, and integration services for deploying and maintaining location-based services. The software gives application developers a set of open standards-based tools for creating new revenue-generating location services. LocationLogic also enhances the flexibility and reliability of mobile services by handling high-volume transaction loads.

“An impressive list of Tier-1 carriers has chosen Autodesk LocationLogic as a trusted solution for commercial location-based services,” said Frost & Sullivan research director Brent Iadarola.

Autodesk LocationLogic provides tools carriers need to deploy high- performance applications that deliver personalized, location-relevant information to wireless users. The platform plays a central role in combining carrier network, location determination infrastructure, and geographic content with location-sensitive applications. As a result, carriers do not have to build out infrastructure themselves, and can work with developers to bring location-based applications to market faster and more cost-effectively.

According to Iadarola, “Tier-1 and Tier-2 carriers continue to deploy A- GPS technology that uses the TCP/IP capability of the existing network infrastructure, so carriers do not have to invest in costly equipment upgrades to bring location-based services to their customers. LocationLogic is well- positioned to take advantage of A-GPS user plane location interface.”

Carriers who have added a location component to popular services such as messaging, mapping, mobile search, emergency assistance services, games, or common premium information are experiencing increased customer usage. Frost & Sullivan anticipates that wireless carriers incorporating location information with contextual data will find significant new opportunities for capturing revenue. Frost & Sullivan also anticipates other businesses will benefit from access to mission-critical location data and applications.