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Dr. Michael Hähnle
Phone: +49-30-44676-250
Thu, 13.03.2003
pts20030313018 Products/Innovations, Computer/Telecommunications
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PTV and gate 5 launch partnership
Goal: Innovative mobile travel and navigation services

Karlsruhe/ Berlin (pts018/13.03.2003/11:35) - Leading manufacturer of travel, traffic and tour planning software PTV and software creator gate5 have entered a new partnership.

Together they will specialise in the development of software for intelligent mobile end devices. The strategic cooperation between the two companies signals the start of a revolution in client-server technology with interactive maps for future mobile travel and navigation services.

Based in Karlsruhe, software specialist PTV will be working closely together with Berlin-based software developer gate5 to create and market new products for the mobile and automotive branch. The goal of their partnership is to meld the innovation of gate5 client technology with the already established PTV mobile server platform, creating long needed client-server technology. The partnership combines innovation with professionalism, performance and security. Both companies are confident that this business connection will revolutionise the services market, up to now characterised by uncertainty.

Interactive maps make services an adventure

A further focus is the development and marketing of products and services for all mobile access channels, such as PDAs, smartphones, and mobile phones - independently of the operating system used. The user profits from a new quality of experience with high resolution, dynamic and interactive gate5 map technology. And he can take advantage of innovative map MMS services in the future.

Market leadership on the horizon

The goal of the partnership is to become market leader for mobile travel and navigation services in Europe. PTV board speaker Dr. Hans Hubschneider explained: "The mobile services market is still waiting for future solutions. One of these is our partnership with gate5. I'm convinced that together we will be able to offer a unique services portfolio, which will have a lasting impact on the market."

Dr. Michael Halbherr, CEO of gate5, agreed: "PTV is a very strong, complementary partner for us. I'm certain that our partnership will influence the market and make the most out of the potential of mobile travel and navigation services."

PTV has provided software, consulting and research for travel, traffic and transport planning in the B2B field since1979. PTV products such as map&guide for professional route planning have been leading the market for years. The company has remained flexible in the traffic, mobility and logistics fields through future-orientated concepts and innovative technologies. Software solutions and services in the field of mobility cover the total spectrum of individual mobility management. PTV provides an ideal platform for telematics services, mobility centres and Internet portals, as well as new technologies for the Web, WAP and mobile phones. Together with its 100 per cent subsidiary MAP&GUIDE, PTV runs the travel portal .

gate5 is a software company that specialises in the development of new technologies and applications for intelligent mobile guides and innovative messaging solutions for various mobile end devices, such as mobile phone, PDAs and smartphones. Among gate5's clients are leading media firms, mobile operators and companies in the automotive branch, who use gate5 software products to launch new services. The Berlin-base firm founded in 1999 has won important technology awards and competitions, including the e-economy Award 2001 given by the German professional journal WirtschaftsWoche.

For more information on PTV please contact:

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Kristina Stifter, Communications Director
Tel. +49-721-9651-565, E-Mail:
PTV AG, Stumpfstr. 1, 76131 Karlsruhe

For more information on gate5 please contact:

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Dr. Michael Hähnle, Business Development
gate5 AG, Schönhauser Allee 62, 10437 Berlin

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