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Launching of car navigation application in Malaysia

Navitech Sdn Bhd has been restructured to promote and market Car Navigation product in Malaysia and Singapore as it core business. Navitech has signed a Collaboration Agreement with Guidetek of Taiwan and MappointAsia Malaysia to package application software, map data and hardware for the in-car and after-market Car Navigation business. Guidetek, a subsidiary of Holux Technology Inc of Taiwan, supplies state of the art hardware to Navitech. This includes dedicated portable unit, portable PDA unit, in-car unit as well as other stand along GPS units. MappointAsia Malaysia supplies comprehensive and updated map data. Initially, the map data covers the Major Road Net Work of west Malaysia and street level road network of Klang Valley that includes Wilayah Persekutuan, Petaling Jaya, Subang Jaya, Shah Alam, Klang, Cyberjaya, Purtrajaya and KLIA. Over the next 12 months, map data covering all major urban centers in West Malaysia and including Singapore will be released in stages. Map data of Thailand will also be offered as an option in future. iMap, the application software from Maction of Taiwan, has been customized for the Malaysia and Singapore market. Voice prompts are in Bahasa Malaysia as well as English and Mandarin. Map symbols and icons are customized to suit local culture and practice.