Rx Networks Launches SUPL Data Service, Announces Infineon Chipset Role

Rx Networks, Inc., a Vancouver, B.C., Canada–based provider of assisted-GPS (AGPS) technology has announced the availability of its GPStream Secure User Plane 1.0 Light Edition (SUPL 1.0 LE) data service. The company has also announced that Infineon Technologies AG uses an optimized version of the company’s GPStream Mobile Suite to work with Infineon’s next-generation XPOSYS GPS chipset technology.

Rx Networks, Inc., a Vancouver, B.C., Canada–based provider of assisted-GPS (AGPS) technology has announced the availability of its GPStream Secure User Plane 1.0 Light Edition (SUPL 1.0 LE) data service. The company has also announced that Infineon Technologies AG uses an optimized version of the company’s GPStream Mobile Suite to work with Infineon’s next-generation XPOSYS GPS chipset technology.

Targeting mobile handset manufacturers, location-based service (LBS) providers, and enterprise customers, the GPStream SUPL LE service enables a SUPL 1.0 AGPS–compliant device to receive real-time GPS assistance and rapidly determine its position even under weak signal conditions. The service can be licensed on a usage or a lifetime subscription basis.

“GPStream SUPL LE is a lightweight service designed to simply respond to a terminal’s request for assistance and does away with network initiated features typically found in full-blown SUPL implementations in carrier networks,” said Dave Cayer, Vice President Marketing of Rx Networks. As a result, Cayer says, GPStream SUPL LE–capable equipment can benefit from AGPS aiding even if mobile operators have not deployed a SUPL service or if their business requires operation across multiple operator networks.”

Infineon’s XPOSYS is mainly optimized for cellular phones with navigation features, according to Horst Pratsch, vice-president of marketing for mobile phone platforms for the company’s Wireless Solutions Division. By combining the extended ephemeris components of GPStream Mobile Suite with Infineon’s own SUPL 1.0 client, customers using Infineon’s GPS technology a flexible portfolio of A-GPS assistance options.

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