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MAPORAMA AND SPACE2GO PARTNER TO PROVIDE MAP-ENABLED MOBILE OFFICE

Added: (Mon Jul 16 2001)

Pressbox (Press Release) - MAPORAMA AND SPACE2GO PARTNER TO PROVIDE MAP-ENABLED MOBILE OFFICE

London, July 04, 2001 - space2go, the leading European provider of Internet based mobile office solutions, and Maporama, the European leader in online cartography and geocentric information, announce today their strategic partnership for developing Internet applications.
Through this alliance, map-display services will be available via space2go's online organiser. MobileOffice users will be able to consult maps directly from the persons address book location. Itineraries will also be able to guide MobileOffice users turn-by-turn between an address in their address book and another address of their choice.
Maporama's users will have the possibility to manage their personal information within a secure area in their MyMaporama space - a free account at www.maporama.com, allowing for saving maps, itineraries and other information found at Maporama. The online organiser functionality includes: access via the Web and WAP; synchronisation with Palms, PocketPCs and e-mail systems ; ability to manage contacts, meetings, tasks, and favourite links. A 10-MB virtual hard drive is also provided.
"We are particularly happy to announce this new partnership that makes the Internet yet more efficient. With its MobileOffice product, space2go changes the way we organise our work in time and space, and Maporama's maps respond perfectly to the needs of Internet users who move about more and more often and farther. " comments Laurent Vermot-Gauchy, Maporama's CEO.
"The integration of Maporama's maps into the MobileOffice allows us to propose the most complete and most convivial solution on the market. By providing geocentric information to our customers - who are mobile by definition - Maporama adds great value to our service." explains Christian Huthmacher, founder and CEO of space2Go. "Our customers travel all around the world and Maporama offers the best geographic coverage to accompany them wherever they go."

The two companies will make this service available via PDAs and WAP phones. space2go's MobileOffice is already compatible with WAP and with PDAs connected to the Internet. Maporama's maps can be accessed using any Internet-enabled device, including desktop PCs, WAP phones, various PDAs (Palm Pilot, Windows CE, Pocket PC, Psion, etc.) and set-top-boxes that allow for surfing the Web on a regular TV screen.


About space2go :
space2go (Berlin/Paris/London), founded in 1999 by Christian Huthmacher and Matthias Hirschfeld, is a leading European provider of software and services for the mobile Internet. space2go offers a 'Mobile Portal Framework'. With this service, Mobile Phone and Automobile Manufacturers, Service Providers, Portals and E-Commerce Providers can provide their customers with speedy, cost efficient and user friendly services for Mobile Commerce. Included is a virtual office in the Internet, which can be operated via web and WAP, I-Mode or by using any other Internet device. The user can access their personal calendar, address book, bookmarks, emails and personal files when travelling. The service is available in several European languages. The space2go customer can offer the services in their own 'look and feel' and hosting can either be arranged by the operator or by space2go. A simplified version is available to anyone free of charge at www.space2go.com.
For more information about space2go:
Blair Dods, space2go - +44 (0) 207 838 2731 - bdods@space2go.com
http://www.space2go.com

About Maporama:
Maporama SA develops and markets a complete set of geocentric products that provide companies with a powerful tool for increasing their customers' loyalty. Maporama's detailed maps and itineraries increase a website's added value by guiding visitors directly to a specific address in the real world and providing them with relevant location-based information.
Maporama offers the best geographic coverage in Europe: its cartographic database contains over 635,000 cities in all countries in the world, as well detailed street maps of more than 50,000 cities across Europe and North America.
Thanks to Maporama, high-quality maps of the entire world are available to all companies and to all Internet users via any device connected to the Net: Maporama's solutions are perfectly compatible with all desktop and mobile hardware, including regular PCs, Mac, Pocket PC, Windows CE, Psion, Palm Pilot, WAP phones, set-top-boxes...
Over 350 customers, including Yahoo!, Shell Gas, Europcar, Packard-Bell, Ryanair, Thomson Multimedia, and Lycos, have chosen Maporama's personalised solutions to increase their customer's satisfaction and loyalty.
Maporama is headquartered in Paris and maintains its European presence through a network of subsidiaries (London, Hamburg, Madrid, Amsterdam).
www.maporama.com
wap.maporama.com
For more information about Maporama:
Dan Chappell, Andrew Lloyd & Associates - +44 (0)1273 675100 - dan@ala.com
Libor Cerny, Maporama - +33 (0)1 44 84 10 22 - lcerny@maporama.com
http://www.maporama.com

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