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CPS and Samsung announce completion of E-OTD 'enhanced safety' handset integration for U.S. market

July 9, 2002

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CAMBRIDGE, U.K. -- CPS (Cambridge Positioning Systems) today announced the successful completion of a major integration project with Samsung Electronics Co Ltd for E-OTD location enabled cellular phones for the US market.The announcement follows testing by both companies at CPS’s world-leading integration facility in Cambridge, UK, and subsequent live network testing in the US. E-OTD (Enhanced Observed Time Difference) technology requires only a software upgrade to the handset, providing manufacturers with a highly cost-effective location solution. US GSM operators and equipment vendors have already adopted E-OTD as the location standard.The new handset will support the US Government’s Federal Communications Commission requirement for E-911 location systems for emergency services and also future location-based applications as they become available on GSM networks. The launch aligns closely with FCC requirements for location-enabled handsets to be available to customers on GSM networks by Fall 2002."Integrating E-OTD software in our mobile phones, will enable us to offer our customers enhanced safety features. It will be the first location-enabled GSM phone in the US market,” said Mr. Byung Duck Cho, Senior Vice President, Mobile Communications R&D Center, Samsung Electronics. Cambridge Positioning Systems Samsung Electronics

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