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QUALCOMM announces mobile-based capability for gpsOne technology

QUALCOMM Incorporated, a pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, has announced a new gpsOne(TM) mobile-based product feature for position location related applications and services. The new feature for the Company’s gpsOne Wireless Assisted GPS(TM) (WAG) positioning system enables position location calculations directly in the mobile device (i.e., a mobile phone, wireless PDA or child safety tag) in addition to supporting positioning fixes performed by a location server, as in earlier gpsOne releases.

The gpsOne mobile-based positioning feature maintains the advantages of WAG (a form of Assisted Global Positioning System, or A-GPS technology) while optimizing support for wireless applications such as navigation, telematics, health and personal security, and real-time asset tracking services. SnapSmart(TM) location server software, a product of SnapTrack(TM), Inc., which is a subsidiary of QUALCOMM, and Mobile Station Modem (MSM(TM)) software releases supporting gpsOne mobile-based positioning are expected to be available before June 2002.

gpsOne, the industry leading WAG solution by QUALCOMM, integrates SnapTrack technology with GPS satellite and CDMA network information to provide a high-availability solution that offers proven industry-leading accuracy and performance — both indoors and out. The gpsOne solution provides the world’s most cost-effective, high-availability solution for wireless position location technology in a mobile handset and meets the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) mandate requiring wireless operators to provide the location of 911 calls.