TruePosition expands research and development on location-based safety and security, opening facility in Greater Boston; receives 3 US patents

July 17, 2008

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BOSTON -- TruePosition, Inc., a leading provider of wireless location technologies and solutions and a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation, today announced the worldwide expansion of its research and development initiatives and the opening of a world-class Research and Development Center in Westborough, Massachusetts. The employees in the new facility will work on developing innovative location technologies that will enable next-generation, location-based safety and security solutions.

The Westborough Center, located at One Research Drive in Westborough, is a nearly 9,000 square-foot facility equipped with a highly sophisticated lab. The facility is an integral part of TruePosition’s future worldwide research and development activities. The new center will initially house 20 percent of the rapidly expanding TruePosition Research and Development Department and is projected to grow rapidly thereafter. TruePosition scientists and engineers in The Westborough Center will undertake research that will enhance the TruePosition® Location Platform™, which includes hardware, software and services for determining the location of mobile phones.

“To remain responsive to the needs of customers and the global marketplace, we are expanding our investment in R&D around the world,” stated Stephen Stuut, Chief Executive Officer for TruePosition. “We view Boston as an excellent area to establish our new R&D facility because of the current pool of high-tech talent and the positive entrepreneurial business climate. We expect to further increase our presence in the high-tech community in the Boston area."

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BERWYN, Pa. -- TruePosition, Inc., a leading provider of wireless location technologies and solutions and a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has awarded TruePosition three U.S. patents. The patented technologies are a critical part of the TruePosition Location Platform that is designed to enable mobile wireless service providers to determine the location of mobile phones and wireless devices.

U.S. Patent, "Monitoring of call information in a wireless location system," (United States Patent Number 7,167,713) teaches the technology that enables wireless operators to implement location services for GSM, CDMA, and UMTS with minimal impact on the network. By deploying a passive, wired monitor with the TruePosition Location Platform, TruePosition can quickly task the system, enabling implementation of TruePosition's unique, patented control-channel location technology delivering the fastest, highest accuracy locations possible.

U.S. Patent, “Applications processor including a database system, for use in the wireless location system” (United States Patent Number 7,271,765), details the internal resource and data management of the TruePosition Location Platform. This system facilitates triggers of location events, collects and stores location information, and performs historical analysis of location-related data for system optimization, enabling TruePosition to deliver more useful and meaningful location information.

TruePosition’s latest patent is U.S. Patent, “Robust, efficient, localization system” (United States Patent Number 7,340,259). Using the technology described in this patent, the TruePosition Location Platform is able to detect weaker wireless signals to locate mobile phones faster and with greater accuracy, as a result of sampling and compressing digital representations of received signals.

"The TruePosition Location Platform has evolved into the premier location solution for high capacity, high-performance, location-based safety and security services," stated Stephen Stuut, CEO of TruePosition. "With these technologies, TruePosition can provide the accuracy and consistency that the public needs for solutions such as E-911 in the United States and other emergency number services being developed around the world.”

These patent technologies are an important addition to TruePosition's Uplink Time Difference of Arrival (U-TDOA) and Angle of Arrival (AOA) wireless location technologies, allowing TruePosition to offer new classes of location-based safety and security services.

TruePosition Inc.

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