Now enterprises have a locator product solution with a growth path to other wireless LBS applications
Telcontar, a leading supplier of software and related services for Location-Based Services (LBS), has announced that it has released its all-new Mobile Location Server – Enterprise Edition. The Mobile Location Server – Enterprise Edition is designed for use by large enterprises with hundreds of physical locations and the need to provide location information, maps and driving directions from their web site. The Mobile Location Server – Enterprise Edition is a complete solution, including Telcontar’s Drill Down Server and all required map data, data services, integration services and training. The Mobile Location Server – Enterprise Edition also supports a myriad of Telcontar or third-party applications that leverage the same Drill Down Server platform and can enable other applications such as Mobile Resource Management, CRM or asset tracking.
“In some product categories, more than 25 percent of all consumer purchases start with research on the internet, and that percentage promises to grow further over time,” commented David Wood, Senior VP Marketing for Telcontar. “Large enterprises with many physical locations, such as retail, restaurant or hospitality chains and manufacturers who need to enable consumers to find products and services, are beginning to invest more heavily in enhancing the product or storefront locator services available on their web sites. Telcontar, as the leading provider of spatial platform software worldwide, has the expertise, products and resources to offer superior value and one stop shopping to our customers and the initial market acceptance has been very encouraging.”
The Telcontar Mobile Location Server – Enterprise Edition is designed to be attractive to enterprises that already purchase high volume locator services from AOL/Mapquest, Vicinity/Microsoft, or other existing ASP location offerings. The product includes a Vicinity “look alike” Web service interface and integration assistance to ensure rapid and low risk conversion, offering buyers reduced cost of ownership, tighter integration with and control over their customer database, improved responsiveness and functionality and a long term growth path to other enterprise location-based services that promise to further improve ROI.
Important product features include a customizable map look and feel, display of multiple locations of various types simultaneously, searching near a point, route or polygon, and the ability to output customized maps in multiple raster or vector image formats. Business and management reports, batch or manual geocoding, reverse geocoding, and the ability to provide routing with user customizable direction styles are also standard.