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Verizon Wireless Location-Enabled Mobile Broadband Devices Broaden GPS Capabilities For The Enterprise

Verizon Wireless today announced that businesses can now use select Mobile Broadband PC cards and USB modems with a variety of third-party Location Based Services (LBS) applications for navigation, in-vehicle tracking, geo-fencing and more. Location-Enabled Mobile Broadband uses the device’s built-in Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver to enable portable computing devices, such as laptops, to communicate relevant location information directly to the user or business.

“Enabling LBS on our Mobile Broadband devices broadens the scope of applications our business customers can implement for their field workforces,” said Mike Lanman, president of enterprise and government markets for Verizon Wireless. “And they do so knowing they have the underlying support of the nation’s largest, most reliable 3G network.”

The new service is especially relevant to organizations that rely on vehicles with mounted laptops such as public safety, delivery and maintenance workforces and others who have the following needs:

Mobile Broadband devices that offer support for LBS include the Verizon Wireless USB760 Modem, Verizon Wireless PC770 2-in-1 Card and ExpressCard®, and the MiFi™ 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot.

Source: Verizon

Added: 02/09/2010