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Chinese Sky Light Selected LocatioNet for LBS Service Delivery Engine, Geo Toolbox, and Applications
[July 12, 2004]

Chinese Sky Light Selected LocatioNet for LBS Service Delivery Engine, Geo Toolbox, and Applications

SHANGHAI, China. --(Business Wire)-- July 12, 2004 -- Sky Light Communication Ltd. and LocatioNet Systems Ltd. announced today their agreement to introduce advanced location-based services (LBS) in the Chinese wireless market. According to the agreement, LocatioNet will provide Sky Light with its LBS Middleware, Geo Toolbox, and two of its LBS applications: MyMap and Fleet & Workforce management. The two companies will join forces in the creation and integration of the LBS solutions with the local Chinese mobile operators.

Sky Light Communication Ltd. is a new Chinese Joint Venture formed by LIESMARS (a well known reputable Chinese Government-owned GIS institution) and Sky Light Communications (a subsidiary of the Shougang Group and the Cheng Kong conglomerate). Sky Light intends to offer to the Chinese mobile operators a rich set of LBS applications based on the comprehensive Chinese GIS content collected by LIESMARS. The LocatioNet middleware and Geo Toolbox will be used by Sky Light as the service delivery platform.

The LocatioNet development tools, available over the LocatioNet system, will assist Sky Light to become a GIS broker for its high-quality Chinese GIS content, to local mobile application developers. These developers will benefit from a ready-made powerful LBS function-set, shortening time to market.

"We are very impressed with LocatioNet's technology and products, and its seamless adaptation to our Chinese GIS database" said Eric Z. G. Liu, Director and vice president of Sky Light. "We are confident that this combination of our rich Chinese GIS content and LocatioNet's powerful service delivery engine can soon lead to business success in China through rapid commercial service launch. The LBS market in China is expected to grow fast over the next few years with our aim to play a major role in it".

"We are very excited about this collaboration with Sky Light" said Ofer Tziperman, President & CEO of LocatioNet Systems. "The fast growing Chinese mobile market represents a major opportunity for LBS. We see Sky Light as a valued strategic partner for accessing this opportunity. We are confident that the leading position of LIESMARS in the Chinese GIS industry will position Sky Light in the forefront of Chinese LBS players" added Tziperman. "The introduction of new color handsets with improved position accuracy is an important market driver. Experience in recent years proves that compelling LBS applications with rich graphic user interface are key for user acceptance, making quality GIS content ever important for commercial success. Sky Light is well positioned to lead this market, making it the ideal partner for LocatioNet".

This new agreement is the direct result of LocatioNet's strategic efforts in the rapidly growing Chinese market with the contribution of LIESMARS's management of relationships with Chinese governmental and academic organizations. LocatioNet formed a local representation in Shanghai, headed by Mr. Light Zhou that has been able to quickly match the technological superiority of LocatioNet with the appropriate leading Chinese partners.


LIESMARS is the 'Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing' of the Wuhan University. Wuhan University is the only university in China that plays a major role in research and teaching of all aspects of Global Position System (GPS), Geographical Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS), collectively known as 3S. Wuhan University has produced a large number of technological specialists. At present, 60% of technologists in the field of 3S technologies working in governmental bodies and major enterprises are from Wuhan university. The university gathers a large group of high-caliber researchers in the 3S and related fields including more than 300 professors. The group recruits 150 Ph.D. students and 400 M.Sc. postgraduates in 3S every year.

As part of a strategic move to offer services in South China, LIESMARS opened a new center in ShenZhen and is developing rapidly in South China.

About Sky Light

Sky Light Communication Ltd. is a Joint Venture between LIESMARS and Shouchang Concord Technology Holdings Ltd. Its mission is to research, develop and operate mobile value-Added services using geographic information systems. Sky Light believes in providing useful, and accurate services that are commercially attractive. Sky Light plans to offer a series of "Sky Light Compass" products to support a variety of mobile communication methods such as WAP, MMS and SMS.

At present Sky Light utilizes five mobile communication service platforms for real-time visual information, yellow page, real-time traffic information, real-time tourism information and mobile advertisement to offer a variety of products such as Sky Light Route Guider, Sky Light Color Map, Sky Light Business, Sky Light tour, Sky Light Advertisement, Sky Light Traffic and Fleet Management.

About LocatioNet

With a track record of over thirteen years in the location based services arena, LocatioNet ( offers the most comprehensive, integrated set of tools for wireless location based services. LocatioNet's powerful LBS Middleware and Geo-Toolbox offer state of the art LBS functionality especially designed to support wireless LBS applications, including map rendering, geo-coding and routing services to all integrated LBS applications.

LocatioNet provides an attractive set of award winning applications for both the consumer and the corporate markets, to maximize revenue generation and customer retention. Its open API and comprehensive SDK grant operators and third party developers full freedom in developing distinctive location-based service applications.

LocatioNet is a global corporation with offices in the US, China, South America, and Israel.

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