Mobile VAS provider Sichuan Yingda has selected Cambridge Positioning Systems' (CPS) Matrix location system to drive its enterprise location-based services on China Unicom's network. The commercial agreement, signed today, will see the Matrix solution used to locate and track vehicles, security personnel and other assets in China.

CPS Chief Executive Chris Wade said: "As Yingda has told us, Matrix's unique capabilities – software-only, low cost, all-area coverage – are already proving a critical factor in helping them secure new business and extend the reach and range of new services. This commercial agreement provides a strong platform for growth in China, where we see a number of exciting opportunities for both our GSM and WCDMA products."

The CEO of Yingda Technology Co, Tang Ruo Yu said; "With the relationship between Yingda and CPS, we can provide fast, accurate, reliable, location tracking services that deliver true business value at a lower cost. The opportunity for both companies will be to develop additional location based services that take advantage of CPS's world leading technology."

Matrix is already a proven performer in the 250 million-customer Chinese GSM market with extensive trials in urban and suburban areas. A number of Matrix-enabled devices have been put through their paces in recent months, delivering high accuracy performance, fast location fixes and all-area coverage in a wide range of demanding environments. This follows successful trials in Latin America and Europe.


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