NemeriX Licenses Rx Networks’ GPStream™ SAGPS™ Extended Ephemeris Technology
Ultra-Fast GPS Satellite Acquisition and Ultra Low-Power Chipsets For Optimal Autonomous GPS Device Performance
Vancouver, Canada – September 15, 2008. Rx Networks Inc. today announced that NemeriX, a leading fabless semiconductor company specializing in ultra low power, high-performance A-GPS solutions for GPS and location-based service (LBS) products, has joined the Rx Networks GPStream Partner Program and licensed GPStream™ SAGPS™, a GPS satellite acquisition acceleration software technology that enhances Time-To-First-Fix (TTFF), helps reduce power consumption and improve usability in marginal signal conditions. Optimized for use in devices with limited or no network connectivity, SAGPS autonomously extends satellite ephemeris data for the next few days from minimal satellite observations. On subsequent start-ups, this enables the chip to bypass the length of time related to initial satellite acquisition.
“GPStream SAGPS is designed for use in connectionless GPS devices such as Personal Navigation Devices (PNDs) and complements perfectly our existing NeX™ Extended Ephemeris technology for connected devices,” said Rob Saunders, Director of Product Marketing for NemeriX. “With this technology, NemeriX enhances a feature-rich product portfolio of ultra-low power GPS chipsets, adding accurate, ultra-fast TTFF up to five times faster than conventional competing solutions,” he added.
“We welcome NemeriX to our growing ecosystem of GPStream-compatible chipset partners,” said Guylain Roy-MacHabée, President and CEO of Rx Networks. “GPS device manufacturers now have more design flexibility as they can combine the best chipset for their application along with GPStream, the most widely supported extended ephemeris architecture in the industry.”
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Founded in April 2002, NemeriX S.A. (Manno, Switzerland) is a venture-backed fabless semiconductor company specializing in ultra low power GPS and LBS integrated circuits, software and firmware for GPS and wireless applications. With the release of NX4, NemeriX has four generations of low-power, high performance, stand-alone, hosted, A-GPS experience. NemeriX’s devices enable battery¬ powered location determination anywhere, anytime, facilitating the design and manufacture of truly differentiated products and an enhanced consumer experience.
NemeriX’s investors include Atila Ventures, Auriga Partners, Oak Investment Partners, PolyTechnos Venture-Partners, and Vi Venture Incubator.
For more information about NemeriX, please visit www.nemerix.com
About Rx Networks
Rx Networks is a mobile positioning technology and global services company. With GPStream, a complete framework of GPS assistance solutions, Rx Networks enables Click’n Go™ performance for any GPS device.
For more information about Rx Networks, please visit www.rxnetworks.ca
NemeriX Contact Information:
Nicky Davis, Lloyd Pople
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Phone: +44 7747 017654
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