Los Angeles, 12 September 2006: WindSpring, Inc., announced today it will collaborate with geographic content leader Tele Atlas to jointly market WindSpring’s Data Miniaturization Technology (DMT). Through this relationship Tele Atlas’ partners will gain access to WindSpring technologies, helping to quickly increase the capabilities of map-based applications without increasing device storage requirements or hardware costs.
WindSpring’s patented DMT transforms large map and point-of-interest data files into its proprietary Micro Data Format (MDF). As a full read and write run-time format, map and data files in MDF retain all original data performance attributes, including editing and updating, making the miniaturized format ideal for space-constrained mobile devices such as personal navigation systems, mobile phones and smartphones.
“Through this collaboration, mobile consumers will gain even faster access to rich location-based services (LBS), and a more rewarding experience as they search for a wide range of places and services on the go,” said Robert F. Mitro, WindSpring Chairman and CEO.
Headquartered in San Jose, California, WindSpring products are suitable for space-constrained devices such as Personal Navigation Devices (PNDs), PDAs, mobile phones and Smartphones with internal memory limitations, used with Digital Mapping, Wireless and Mobile applications such as GPS navigation and remote computing.
Based in the Netherlands, Tele Atlas a geographic content provider delivers the digital maps and dynamic location content that power the world’s most essential geographic solutions. Tele Atlas also works with business partners who deliver critical applications for emergency, business fleet and infrastructure services.