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Appello and deCarta Power LG SatNav Solution

David Murphy

Appello Systems, which supplies the Wisepilot online navigation and local search service, and deCarta, which provides software and services for the Location-based Services (LBS) industry, have revealed that they will power the new LG GT505 handset with the Wisepilot mobile navigation solution. The LG GT505 launches in Europe this month.  
The service will initially be offered in over 40 countries, where Wisepilot for LG will be pre-loaded on all GT505 phones. It will offer users a free 30-day trial of Wisepilot for LG - a turn-by-turn navigation solution with voice directions and moving 3D maps. In addition, real-time traffic information, weather and wind forecasts, Wikipedia local search, safety camera warning, a web portal community and an automatic travel report journal are also available. Following the free trial, the user can continue with the service under a choice of subscription plans.
Wisepilot for LG is built on deCartas DDS geospatial platform. DDS allows Wisepilot for LG to easily integrate digital maps and database content drawn from multiple sources for fast, accurate access to the user, providing spatial searching, geocoding and routing for LBS applications
Mobile GPS-navigation services have previously been preserved for (the) high end handsets segment, says Daniel Hernandez, Product Marketing Director for LG Mobile Communications Europe. The introduction of Wisepilot for LG addresses the increasing demand from our customers to also offer mobile navigation to a wider consumer base. We expect mobile navigation to grow rapidly, and LG aspires to be at the forefront of this opportunity.