India-based Tata Teleservices has leveraged US-based TeleCommunication Systems’s location-based infrastructure and Xypoint software, for its Quickfinder Assisted-GPS service. The location-based service will also utilize Qualcomm’s QPoint system and gpsOne technology integrated into Qualcomm chipsets.
According to TeleCommunication Systems (TCS), Quickfinder delivers advanced location-based services, enabling consumers and enterprises to pin-point locations of interest or track vehicles and consignments from origin to destination in real time. With the launch of this service, Tata Indicom subscribers are able to experience improved, location-based applications on their mobile handsets and devices.
Location-based services immediately available are POI Search and Navigator. POI Search enables users to zero in on and locate points of interest, such as nearest ATMs, restaurants, hotels, etc. with a single click, using the Tata Indicom network. Navigator provides end-users with turn by turn directions using the shortest route to the desired destination from their current location.
Tata Indicom is launching initial Quickfinder service in Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Jaipur and Ahmedabad.
Anil Sardana, managing director of Tata Teleservices, said: Quickfinder will ride on the benefits of A-GPS (Assisted GPS) technology and provide reliability and enhanced applications support to our location-based services. Our new offering is industry leading and offers far greater accuracy and real-time access, since it is based on a hybrid A-GPS and Next-Gen technology platform, riding on Tata Indicom’s robust CDMA network.