GeoVector to Announce 3D Search Technology at WIRELESS JAPAN 2006
-- 3D maps displayed on mobile phones enable users to better interact with the world around them.
“Mobile devices can now utilize a variety of sensors such as GPS and compasses to have total spatial awareness.”
-- Discussions in progress with major US carrier for GeoVector expansion.
GeoVector Corporation, the leader in pointing based search solutions, today announced the release of the world's first "3D Search Technology" for mobile phones. This innovative new technology allows users to obtain information by selecting objects on a map displayed in 3D on the screen of their mobile phone. This 3D map, generated via GPS technology and a built-in compass, creates an intuitive means for the user to interact with the world around them.
To complement its GViD Pointing Platform, GeoVector has teamed up with an impressive array of partners who provide: Systems Integration: NEC Magnus Communications, Ltd. (NEC), a subsidiary of NEC Corporation (NASDAQ: NIPNY) "Matrix Engine" 3D contents display technology: NETDIMENSION Corporation 3D city data development technology: CAD CENTER Corporation GIS technology: Asia Air Survey Co, Ltd Electronic compass: Asahi Kasei Microsystems Co., Point of interest data: Mapion
"This has been our dream, ever since GeoVector began researching, prototyping and patenting our pointing search technology in the early 1990s," said Peter Ellenby, GeoVector's Director of New Media. "Mobile devices can now utilize a variety of sensors such as GPS and compasses to have total spatial awareness."
The addition of this 3D interface to GeoVector's existing patented pointing search platform enables many exciting applications:
-- Navigation around busy city streets, shopping areas or tourist attractions
-- m-Commerce, enabling transactions merely by pointing and clicking with a mobile device
-- Real world games based on Location-Based Services (LBS)
-- Viewing the history of the locations around you via a mobile phone
-- Other exciting future applications, utilizing the virtually unlimited potential of this new technology.
GeoVector provides an open framework and extensive support with NEC Magnus to enable the deployment of pointing based applications.
"This is an excellent example of how third party applications can be created and developed for GeoVector's patented pointing platform," added Ellenby.
GeoVector has been awarded 19 US patents and 9 international patents, with additional patents pending to further protect and support their technologies and services.
GeoVector's existing carrier-proven pointing based service has been successfully used by consumers in Japan since being launched with Mapion Local Search, Powered By GeoVector, on the KDDI network in January, 2006. GeoVector plans to soon release their services with Japan's two other major carriers.
GeoVector is also currently in active discussions with a major US carrier.
GeoVector's 3D Search Technology will be presented at the NEC booth at Wireless Japan 2006, to be held July 19-21 in Tokyo. Please visit http://www.expocomm.com/wirelessjapan for more information. Additionally, GeoVector and its partner Area/Code will be showing previews of pointing based real world games at Wireless Japan 2006. Please visit http://www.playareacode.com for more information.
Examples of this 3D technology can be seen at http://www.geovector.com/press/netdimensions.html.
About GeoVector Corporation
Based in San Francisco, CA, GeoVector is the world's leader in solutions for location-based services and tools for wireless communications manufacturers, wireless service providers, and mobile content developers. Supported by significant intellectual property, GeoVector's pointing based search engine technologies provide the foundation for new community, gaming, advertising and other location sensitive applications. GeoVector allows mobile web services to be attached to any object, launched just by pointing at them, including "Point to Call(R)" one click mobile calling, and "Point to Buy(R)" M-commerce transactions. Please visit us at http://www.geovector.com.