Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Microsoft Selects Navizon for Wi-Fi Geolocation

Navizon Inc., (formerly Mexens Technology) today announced that the company has signed a licensing agreement with Microsoft Corp., under which Microsoft will use Navizon’s global location database to provide an enhanced experience to its mobile users.

"This agreement with Microsoft validates the power of Navizon's crowd-sourcing technology," said Cyril Houri, founder and CEO of Navizon, Inc. “We are excited to see Microsoft join our fast-growing list of customers who have chosen Navizon for geo-positioning”.

Navizon, a software-only hybrid wireless positioning system, helps users navigate in most major cities across the globe. Navizon works by triangulating signals broadcasted from Wi-Fi access points and cellular towers, and the company's software is now embedded in numerous smartphone applications which are fast becoming essential tools for the modern urban lifestyle. Navizon's diverse user community is spread across various platforms and carriers. Through rapid expansion in numbers, the community of users is able to constantly improve the precision and success rates of its wireless geolocation system.

About Navizon, Inc. Founded in January 2005, Navizon, Inc., (formerly Mexens Technology) is the maker of Navizon, the first positioning system to combine GPS, Wi-Fi and Cellular signals for an optimal geo-positioning experience. Navizon has a global community of more than 1 million registered users from all over world. Navizon’s community of users helps build a dynamic database of Wi-Fi access points and GSM, CDMA and 3G towers. Navizon is available on most mobile platforms such as Blackberry, iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile, Symbian/S60 and Java phones. The Navizon positioning engine is available to third parties through Navizon’s catalog of Enterprise solutions. In July 2008, the US Patent Office recognized the innovative nature of Navizon’s positioning technology by issuing a patent for its hybrid positioning technology. The company is headquartered in Miami, FL. For more information please visit www.navizon.com/ and to see how Navizon Wireless GPS system works pleas see http://www.navizon.com/FullFeatures.asp

Source: Navizon, Inc.