Contigo Launches New Mapping Tools from MapQuest

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Adobe® Flash mapping integration brings usability and performance to customers

Our relationship with MapQuest extends back several years and as the leading provider of internet-based mapping software, the performance, scalability and reliability of the MapQuest platform is unmatched in the industry

Contigo, the leading provider of turn-key GPS solutions for asset tracking, fleet management and personal safety announced today that the latest release of their GPS software application now includes the latest Flash-based mapping tools from MapQuest.

Customers of all types will benefit from the improved usability of the new mapping system, as well as the addition of the new "draggable" tiled mapping interface and the integrated street, aerial and hybrid map views which are now standard across all of Contigo's mapping interfaces, including its 24/7 monitoring portal. The map controls have been developed in Adobe Flash to provide the best combination of usability, cross platform compatibility, speed and extensibility for new and unique applications.

"Our relationship with MapQuest extends back several years and as the leading provider of internet-based mapping software, the performance, scalability and reliability of the MapQuest platform is unmatched in the industry," stated Rob Goehring, Contigo's Vice President of Product Management and Marketing. "As our GPS tracking solutions expand further into security, law enforcement and family safety markets, the integrated aerial mapping tools are a valuable addition to provide location context for non-vehicle applications, particularly in recovery situations."

The new mapping system has been deployed with a unique architecture that utilizes both the MapQuest Advantage API system as well as the Advantage Enterprise edition simultaneously. With the API integration, customers benefit from the high performance distributed caching architecture of MapQuest's map server network for map rendering and display, while the Advantage Enterprise servers hosted by Contigo provide the benefit of custom software integrations into the Contigo platform, including high speed spatial searching capabilities. This architecture will also support Contigo's expansion into markets outside of North America, and sets the stage for a series of additional mapping features in the future.

About Contigo
Contigo is a leading provider of location-based services using wireless and GPS technology for asset-tracking, fleet management and personal safety applications. Contigo's patent-pending platform enables companies and consumers to monitor the assets, vehicles, personnel and loved ones important to them 24/7 via the internet. Contigo's solutions are distributed across the U.S. and Canada through Contigo's network of value-added resellers. Founded in 2002, Contigo is a privately held corporation based in Vancouver, British Columbia with U.S. operations headquartered in Santa Monica, California. For more information, please visit http://www.contigo.com.

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Tanya Roberts, Marketing Coordinator
Contigo Systems Inc.
866.477.1767

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