LONDON Simon Wilkinson is to join the board of CPS (Cambridge Positioning Systems) as a non-executive director.
Currently, Wilkinson is Senior Vice President & General Manager, Content and Services Organization at Openwave, the provider of open software products and services for the communications industry. Until its acquisition by Openwave in 2004, he was founder and CEO of Magic4, the U.K.-based developer of wireless messaging and value added data services. Prior to co-founding Magic4 in 1999, he held senior international positions at Philips Consumer Communications.
Wilkinson said, “CPS holds a unique position in the wireless industry as the leading innovator of location based technologies. The market today presents operators with an incredible opportunity to exploit location based services as a way to drive larger scale data and rich mobile content adoption.”
CPS's software-only Matrix location technology delivers sub-100m accuracy, sub-3 second location fixes and all environment coverage. The integration the technology enables any handset or device to be rapidly located to an accuracy of sub-100m in GSM – and less than 50m in W-CDMA networks. The modules use the existing GSM/W-CDMA network infrastructure to transfer location information to the network using standard GPRS or SMS.