Openwave Systems announced that NEC Corp. is integrating Openwave Location Manager into NEC’s Network Assisted Location Information Solutions. Vodafone K.K. in Japan is the first customer to select the combined solution. Openwave and NEC’s location solution is in compliance with the pre-standard Secure User Plane Location (SUPL) standard currently under consideration by the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA). The solution integrates Openwave Location Manager’s Gateway Mobile Location Center (GMLC) with NEC’s SUPL positioning server to provide a high-accuracy, Assisted GPS (A-GPS) offering that enables location-based services for both the consumer and enterprise markets. The combined solution also incorporates an access management feature to protect subscriber privacy at both the mobile handset and application levels.
“We are committed to working with our customers to deliver intuitive and secure mobile location experiences for consumers. Our established leadership in User Plane location products, coupled with our advanced location middleware, allows us to offer a high accuracy location solution for mobile operators like Vodafone K.K., said Rich Wong, senior vice president, products solutions group, Openwave. Vodafone K.K.’s adoption of our solution, which came to fruition through our collaboration with NEC, is a strong validation of Openwave?s continued leadership in the location-based services market.”
Openwave’s Location Solutions
Openwave is a leading provider of high accuracy, end-to-end location solutions for both emergency and commercial location services. Openwave?s location offerings power successful emergency and commercial services through market-leading deployments of Gateway Mobile Location Center (GMLC) and Mobile Positioning Center (MPC) infrastructure to mobile operators around the world.
NEC’s Network-Assisted Location Information Solutions
NEC’s Network-Assisted Location Information Solutions make it possible to precisely calculate a user’s current position by combining GPS location data and mobile base-station data. The completeness of NEC’s location-information systems, with their support for international
roaming and other similarly advanced services, are acclaimed by mobile communications service vendors throughout the world.
Via: OpenWave Press Release