SignalSoft Corporation (Nasdaq:SGSF), the platform and applications developer of Wireless Location Services(R), today announced a ground breaking development to its location based services demonstration at Intel's Wireless Competence Centre in Sweden. The demonstration, which will remain running at Intel's centre, shows how applications from SignalSoft's suite of software products integrate with PacketVideo technology within a wireless network to provide multiple location based video services.
By integrating location based services from SignalSoft, wireless video technology and applications powered by PacketVideo, the demonstration allows a user to view movie trailers playing at the nearest cinema to the user's location on a personal digital assistant (PDA) powered by an Intel(R) SA1110 processor, connected to GSM networks.
This development builds on the existing demonstration of SignalSoft's technology in Stockholm. This demonstration system allows mobile users, who have elected to be located, in Stockholm to be positioned on a map display as they move around, using SignalSoft's local.info(TM) product to access details of the nearest cinema, ATM, florist, post office, hotel or restaurant, including directions with high quality maps. The information is also linked to video clips that can be played by the mobile user on the PDA through PVPlayer(TM), PacketVideo's wireless multimedia delivery system. Using this technology, users may soon be able to check how exciting a bar or nightclub is by accessing a web cam in that place, or tourists walking around the city may get short reportages on sites of interest and compare hotel rooms.
Leif Persson, Director of the Intel Wireless Competence Centre in Kista, Sweden, said, "This is a demonstration of both advanced technology and applications. One of the reasons that we at Intel established our Wireless Competence Centre was to be involved in the development and hosting of demonstrations such as this. Having a team dedicated to developing wireless applications, based at one of the world's wireless industry centres of excellence, allows us to explore solutions such as SignalSoft's and PacketVideo's that integrate mobile, video and Internet technologies across multi-vendor platforms."
David Pearce, Director of Marketing, EMEA for SignalSoft Corporation, added, "This is a great demonstration of the types of services that we'll all take for granted as being available to us in a mobile environment in the near future. It shows that the enabling technology is available today. As organizations build services and applications on this technology, consumers benefit from having access to more and better services when mobile; and network operators benefit from providing more services for their customers to use."
According to Lauren Cole, Chief Operating Officer of PacketVideo's Applications & Services Division, "PacketVideo is pleased to be working with Intel and SignalSoft to demonstrate a truly compelling location-based wireless application. The ability for consumers to obtain targeted information based on their location will significantly impact consumer behaviour and demonstrates the types of services we believe will drive the market forward."
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