EnGIS Technologies Leverages HD Radio™ Technology for Real Time Traffic & Navigation Services
Hong Kong Electronics Fair – April 15, 2009 – iBiquity Digital Corporation, the developer of digital HD Radio™ technology for AM and FM audio and data broadcasting, today announced that EnGIS Technologies, Inc., has obtained an HD Radio software development license to enable application development of real-time traffic and navigation services.
EnGIS is releasing its new navigation software named Gogo, which is available in standard and Real-3D mode. Gogo navigation currently supports Clear Channel Radio’s Total Traffic Network. The Gogo navigation software has many smart features to enhance the driving experience, such as text to speech (TTS), advanced lane guidance, intelligent searching, fuel cost calculator, and speed warning. And, it supports various languages including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese and Thai. The application immediately notifies the driver of accidents, congestion and any event affecting a user’s route with easy to understand symbols and color-coded traffic flow maps.
“The software has ability to reroute around any problem on a planned route; users can be confident of arriving at their destination with minimal delay. Thanks to this successful partnership with iBiquity, EnGIS is able to offer a ground-breaking feature that continues to improve the navigation experience,” said Martin Carr, Vice President of Business Development for EnGIS Technologies. “EnGIS will begin to integrate the NAVTEQ Traffic Services as a next step to offer its customers the choice to support either the Clear Channel Total Traffic Service or the NAVTEQ Traffic Service.”
Jeff Jury, Chief Operating Officer for iBiquity, said, “Real-time traffic has become a must-have feature for today’s driver. EnGIS is an important partner for our overall HD Radio traffic and navigation eco-system. EnGIS is an experienced navigation software developer that will enable traffic services to be integrated and launched quickly with the Gogo navigation software.”
About iBiquity Digital Corporation
iBiquity Digital Corporation is the developer of HD Radio™ technology, which is fueling the digital radio revolution in the United States and around the world. The digital technology enables broadcasters to offer new FM channels through multicasting, crystal-clear sound and data services on both the AM and FM bands – all free, with no subscription fee. Leading broadcasters, consumer electronics manufacturers, automakers and retailers are committed to HD Radio technology. The only digital broadcast system approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for AM and FM radio in the U.S., HD Radio technology is now being used by nearly 2,000 stations. And, more than 1,000 innovative, new HD2/HD3 channels are also available today across the country.
Nearly 100 unique HD Radio products are available from well-known brands in more than 14,000 retail outlets across the country. And the HD Radio system is gaining momentum in the automotive industry with 13 brands committed to factory-install the technology in their vehicles: Audi, BMW, Ford, Hyundai, Jaguar, Kia, Land Rover, Lincoln, Mercury, Mini, Scion and Volvo.
Due in large part to HD Radio technology’s ability to deliver digital-quality sound and services while leveraging existing analog spectrum, commercial implementation is gaining momentum in various countries, including Brazil, Mexico and The Philippines. Testing and demonstrations of the system are also underway in Canada, China, Colombia, Germany, Indonesia, Jamaica, New Zealand, Poland, Switzerland, Thailand, Ukraine, Vietnam and various other countries around the world.
iBiquity Digital's investors include 15 of the nation's top radio broadcasters, including ABC, Clear Channel and CBS Radio; leading financial institutions, such as Grotech Capital Group, J.P. Morgan Partners, New Venture Partners, FirstMark Capital, and strategic partners Ford Motor Company, Harris, Texas Instruments and Visteon. Founded in 2000, iBiquity Digital is a privately held company with operations in Columbia, MD, Auburn Hills, MI, and Basking Ridge, NJ. For more information, please visit http://www.hdradio.com and http://www.ibiquity.com.
About EnGIS Technologies
EnGIS Technologies, Inc., develops premium navigation and LBS software products for in-car and mobile devices. EnGIS has developed a reputation for creating innovative and advanced navigation software which is intuitive and easy to use. The EnGIS product range, marketed under the brand names of Gogo and Gogo3D, includes a wide range of advanced features such as text to speech, advanced lane guidance, TMC traffic and world-leading Real-3D which offers a breathtaking, realistic map display. EnGIS was founded in Korea in 1998, and is present in Europe and Asia. For more information see www.engistech.com.
To arrange interviews or for additional information, please contact:
iBiquity Digital: Vicki Stearn, 443-539-4345; firstname.lastname@example.org; Nancy Zakhary/Scott Cianciulli (Brainerd Communicators) 212-986-6667, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org; EnGIS Technologies, Inc.: Woo Sok Choi, +82-2-571-0576 email@example.com
Note to editors: HD Radio™ and the “HD Radio” logo are proprietary trademarks of iBiquity Digital Corp. The “HD” in HD Radio is part of iBiquity Digital’s brand name for its advanced digital AM/FM system. It does not mean hybrid digital or high-definition digital; both of these are incorrect.
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