Novatel Wireless will demonstrate Internet-based GPS on a notebook computer using QUALCOMM's gpsOneXTRA assistance(TM) technology. The live Internet-based GPS demonstration will be running on a Dell ATG laptop, using the Novatel EU870D module.
QUALCOMM's gpsOneXTRA assistance technology, supported as part of the gpsOne(R) solution on select mobile station modem(TM) (MSM(TM)) chipsets, provides enhanced operation for standalone-GPS by enabling a user to download a small assistance data file through a brief Internet access session.
The gpsOneXTRA assistance technology provides benefits such as a faster time-to-fix and operation, indoors and in challenging environments for up to seven days. This gpsOneXTRA assistance technology completes the Novatel GPS WorldService(SM) portfolio of Novatel Multimode GPS(TM) solutions for OEMs, carriers, software companies and enterprises.
Novatel now has a fast GPS solution for HSDPA networks, enabling all of its OEM Notebook customers to make use of Novatel GPS WorldService. QUALCOMM's gpsOneXTRA assistance completes Novatel's sixth GPS protocol finalising the MultiMode GPS solution in its Secure GPS FastFix(TM) solution for Novatel's carrier and OEM partners.
With Novatel Multimode GPS solutions, gpsOneXTRA assistance fills a gap between stand-alone GPS and the high-speed precision carrier MS-based and MS-assisted solutions.
"QUALCOMM's solution is ideal for customers who want to dramatically improve stand-alone GPS performance," said Rob Hadley, senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing at Novatel Wireless. "We are excited to be demonstrating this technology at MLS, and expect to see great applications emerge as developers leverage this new GPS functionality."
An independent software vendor (ISV) can make use of gpsOneXTRA assistance and the other MultiMode GPS services through Novatel's MobiLink Gold WorldService SDK. With this SDK, ISVs and IT departments can design location-based applications that make use of OEM notebooks without any special gear.
Novatel had already demonstrated gpsOneXTRA assistance technology at CTIA 2007 in Orlando, Florida.
More information on Novatel Wireless’ live Internet-based GPS demonstration can be acquired from Caelera.