July 23, 2002-SnapTrack, Inc., a subsidiary of QUALCOMM Incorporated has announced the successful concluion of its Second Annual gpsOne Carrier Workshop. The wireless location-based services workshop was held in San Francisco, California, and provided representatives from 18 major CDMA carriers from North America, Asia-Pacific and Latin America, representing nearly 80% of the global CDMA market, with a comprehensive overview of gpsOne-based, end-to-end wireless location solutions.
Discussions included commercial location-based services (LBS) and E911 deployment case studies from Asian and North American carriers. Integrated into the QUALCOMM MSM(TM) series of wireless CDMA modems, QUALCOMM’s gpsOne wireless location solution has enabled a host of new value-added, high-precision LBS such as friend finder, child safety, personal direction finding and mobile yellow page services. It has also enabled carriers to fulfill their Federal Communications Commission (FCC) E911 wireless safety obligations. Approximately three million gpsOne-enabled terminals are in use today, supporting nearly 100 high-precision gpsOne-based LBS in Japan and Korea.
Speakers from carriers, CDMA handset manufacturers, application providers and infrastructure suppliers presented and described each component in the deployment chain needed to launch gpsOne-based value-added commercial location-based services and emergency wireless location systems. Applications developers described the LBS development and deployment process, discussed the combination of the Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless(TM) (BREW(TM)) solution and gpsOne to enhance service availability, and conducted live demonstrations of commercial and pre-commercial services.
Dr. Jacobs also described the benefits of a combination of the BREW solution and gpsOne, which enhances service availability, and makes it easier for content and applications providers to monetize and deploy new services in conjunction with their carrier partners.