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ALK’s GPS Software Drives Flexible NordiCon Navigation System to New Car Dealer Market

ALK Technologies, Combined Technologies Group, and Transplant GPS form alliance to deliver a competitively priced, flexible GPS Navigation system
 
LAS VEGAS, NV (January 5, 2005) - ALK Technologies Inc., the leading developer of GPS navigation, mileage, mapping and route guidance software, announced it has formed a strategic alliance with Combined Technologies Group, LLC, a provider of flexible GPS navigation and entertainment systems to new car dealers and Transplant GPS, CES Exhibitor (Booth #6416) and leading provider of GPS and Pocket PC hardware in North America.
 
“ALK is pleased to be working with both Combined Technologies Group and Transplant GPS,” says Dan Titus, Vice President of Business Development and Product Management for ALK Technologies. “Transplant has a longstanding business relationship with ALK, and Combined Technologies has an excellent understanding of the new car dealer channel.”

“Combined Technologies Group selected ALK, creator of CoPilot Live GPS navigation software, for the NordiCon Navigator due to ALK’s unique combination of overall quality, value, integration capabilities, and customer support,” stated Vincent A. Caminiti, CEO of Combined Technologies Group. “It’s essential to deliver the automotive dealer channel a competitively priced, high quality GPS navigation system that’s consumer friendly, easy to use and easy to install.”

“Transplant GPS recognized the opportunity to supply a proprietary Pocket PC with built-in GPS antenna to Combined Technologies as part of this exciting business opportunity,” says Steve Emery, President of Transplant GPS. “Combined Technologies’ sales team is focused on the automotive dealer channel, and we’re already seeing huge demand for this offering.”

NordiCon Navigator is being marketed to 23,000 new car dealerships throughout the USA and Canada. The effort is led by Combined Technologies Group and supported on the hardware side by Transplant GPS and the software side by ALK Technologies.

Key features of the NordiCon Navigator driven by ALK’s GPS software include street level mapping for the USA and Canada, turn-by-turn voice directions and maps, an embedded GPS receiver, landscape mode, more than three million points of interest, walk mode, map locate mode, and guidance mode.

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ABOUT ALK TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Since its founding in 1979, ALK Technologies, Inc., a Princeton, NJ based company, has recognized the power of information technology and its direct link to competitive advantage and customer satisfaction. For over 25 years, ALK has helped companies and individuals navigate the growth and transformation of transportation technology through consulting, customized information systems and packaged software solutions.

For more information, please visit www.alk.com.
 
ABOUT COMBINED TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, LLC
Combined Technologies Group, LLC is a developer of flexible GPS navigation, DVD/entertainment and mobile Internet systems, sold under the brand name NordiCon to the new car dealer market in North America. The company also develops environmental management systems for automotive manufacturers and related industries to improve regulatory compliance, increase management controls and decrease business risk.

For more information, visit www.combinedtechnologiesgroup.com.

ABOUT TRANSPLANT GPS
Transplant GPS is a leading provider of high quality GPS solutions and offers a full line of GPS products including GPS components, compact flash, serial/USB GPS, Bluetooth GPS, data loggers and Palm Navigation software. As creator of the world’s first Bluetooth GPS, Transplant continues to lead the industry in innovations for a variety of industries including automotive, transport delivery, forestry and precision farming. CES Booth North Hall #6416.

For more information, please visit www.transplantgps.com.

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Media Contacts:
Combined Technologies Group, LLC
Margaret Blohm
Margaux & Associates, LLC
313-406-3467
Mblohm@margauxpr.com

ALK Technologies, Inc.
Mary Kelly, Media Manager
ALK Technologies, Inc.
609-252-8160
Kelly@alk.com

Transplant GPS
Jackie Emery
Transplant GPS
507-579-0041
Jackie@transplantgps.com

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