Telmap launches free GPS navigation, mapping and local search with Orange France

LONDON, 7 December, 2010 – Telmap, Europe's largest mobile location-based services provider, announces the launch of Orange Maps V2 at Orange France, a mobile location-based service based on Telmap’s Location Companion especially designed to accompanying users throughout their on-the-go experience, going beyond in-car and pedestrian navigation.

Orange Maps navigation will be included on all GPS-enabled devices including iPhone as part of all Origami tariff plans that come with data packages. It will enable users to search for and access up-to-date information from a variety of content providers and to perform pedestrian and mobile navigation.

Orange France - Telmap

Orange Maps navigation includes:

  • Complete mapping, pedestrian and in-car navigation spoken and graphical instructions. 

  • Coverage of 26 European countries including France, using NAVTEQ Maps.

  • Telmap’s innovative widgets carousel for easy, intuitive discovery of weather, restaurants, pharmacies, ATMs and more.

  • Several local services including:
    - 118 712 business listings
    - Champérard fine dining guide 
    - Vélib bicycle stations in Paris

  • Automatic map updates

Orange Users will also be able to purchase the full Orange Maps option, offering premium functionalities and content such as:

  • Wikango Mobile Community speed cameras alerts

  • Static speed cameras alerts

  • Availability and free parking space information of nearby parking in Ile de France

  • Gas stations prices in France

  • Real-time traffic information integrated into map display and route calculations in France

Orange France is an innovative operator who fully understands the power of location-based services, and users’ need for up-to-date information while on the-go. Orange Maps V2 provides Orange users with an ultra local experience that goes beyond navigation, bringing additional useful and relevant local content such as gas prices, restaurant guide, and bicycle stations information. Telmap and Orange are expanding the service, adding more and more local content and community services like Wikango, and we are confident that Orange users will appreciate the thoughtful design, and the rich offering  that creates a unique, differentiated and truly local service.”, says Oren Nissim, Telmap CEO.

More information can be found at  http://gps.orange.fr  

Download: Download the application from Orange World> menu> GPS / routes or directly from the Orange App Shop on your phone (and soon on the Android Market).

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Notes to Editors

About Telmap
Telmap is a world leader in mobile location-based services that are fully designed to open new business opportunities and generate new revenue streams. The company has established a solid reputation for providing its customers with innovative, value added end-to-end mobile location based services that enrich on-the-go experiences through integration of local content, community interactions, and personal retail offers.

The company’s flagship product, Telmap Mobile Location Companion is the world’s first personalized mobile location companion integrating innovative and patented technologies including Telmap Active Interface, Telmap Active Search and Telmap Active Widgets. A complementary web companion is also available, as well as a robust location platform with a set of APIs to support Telmap customers in delivering a strong LBS strategy.

Telmap is the #1 provider of choice for mobile location-based services and its technology has been selected by leading industry players such as Orange FT Group, Vodafone, Vodacom, SFR, O2, Telefonica, SingTel, OPTUS, Cellcom, Pelephone, and more.

For more information, please visit  www.telmap.com, or look for the  Telmap page on Facebook.

For further information on Telmap, please contact Mi liberty:

Karel Kumar
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