u-blox America, Inc. delivered its 5,000,000th GPS receiver to Mobile Crossing, Inc., an innovative manufacturer of rugged handheld GPS computers and personal navigation devices (PND). Mr. Nikolaos Papadopoulos, president of u-blox America, delivered the GPS receiver personally to Mr. Raymond Hou, CEO of Mobile Crossing, during a special ceremony held at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Also present during the ceremonial delivery was Mr. Hansjörg Sage representing 3i Deutschland, a significant investor in u-blox.
Rugged handheld devices like the Mobile Crossing WPX are built to higher standards of quality, durability and performance. Mobile Crossing chose u-blox’s latest GPS receivers for the WPX thanks to their combination of low-power consumption, high accuracy and exceptional indoor performance. All WPX rugged computers come standard with SuperSense(R), the ultra-high sensitivity GPS technology from u-blox. The WPX is available immediately to system integrators and software developers as a GPS integrated platform.
Mobile Crossing also plans to release a consumer navigation system based on the WPX hardware in the coming months. As a result of the ruggedness, unique industrial design and integrated GPS technology, this personal navigation device is extremely versatile and appealing to outdoors sportsmen and fashion-conscious drivers alike.
“We are pleased to have selected u-blox for unsurpassed performance, reliability and features. We are honored to accept the 5 millionth u-blox GPS receiver shipped,” said Mr. Hou.
“We are excited that Mobile Crossing has decided to use u-blox for its WayPoint X,” said Mr. Papadopoulos. “Leaders such as Mobile Crossing are instrumental for u-blox’s strategy to become the dominant GPS provider to the consumer navigation market.”
Mr. Sage, Director at 3i Deutschland, added: “We are very impressed with u-blox’s performance and how fast it has reached the five million receivers sold mark. We are very confident that u-blox will sustain this accelerated growth rate in the years to come.”
u-blox is an international company headquartered in Switzerland, with sales organizations in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Founded in 1997, u-blox develops leading positioning technology, products and services based on the Global Positioning System (GPS) for the automotive and mobile communications markets.