MiTAC extends relationship with Tele Atlas

Tele Atlas, a global provider of digital maps and dynamic content for navigation and location based solutions, and MiTAC International, announced that MiTAC navigation solution subsidiaries Mio and Navman have extended their agreements to use Tele Atlas digital maps and content for each brand’s complete range of personal navigation devices and products.

The agreement covers a three year period and marks an extension of the companies’ current partnerships, which began in 2005.

Bill Henry, CEO at Tele Atlas, said: “We are excited to continue working with MiTAC’s Mio and Navman brands to deliver enhanced navigation solutions to consumers around the world. The combination of incorporating community feedback into our map update process and our new products enables Tele Atlas to provide MiTAC with the best digital maps and the innovative capabilities to create a rewarding customer navigation experience.”

Through the agreement, Mio and Navman products will be able to use Tele Atlas’ full line of digital map content and products, including navigable map data for 74 countries, Tele Atlas 3D Landmarks, Tele Atlas Digital Elevation Model, Tele Atlas Safety Cameras, content for nearly 30 millions of points of interest and additional map content products, through 2011.

Billy Ho, president at MiTAC, commented: “Our navigation brands Mio and Navman offer consumers a user-friendly, content-rich navigation experience. As we further expand globally, the digital maps we will leverage based on Tele Atlas’ comprehensive data collection processes – including new, qualified community content, will be pivotal to our initiatives. Tele Atlas’ commitment to our business and our partnership has remained constant over the years through dedicated support on marketing and retail channel initiatives, as well as on technical fronts. We are pleased to extend this relationship.”

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