Andrew Corporation, a global leader in communications systems and products, has enhanced its popular Geometrix(R) mobile location center (MLC) platform to support the broadest array of standards-compliant, fully-interoperable locating options in a single carrier-grade system.

In the most prominent addition, the Geometrix MLC now includes the secure user plane location (SUPL) standard, complementing its broad array of control plane location capabilities. This enables operators to quickly implement and offer a variety of location-based services (LBS) with minimum risk or changes to existing network infrastructure.

"The enhancements to Geometrix further extend Andrew's global leadership in offering advanced location technologies to support operators' ability to offer location-based services," said Terry Garner, group president, Andrew Network Solutions. "Andrew's Geometrix MLC is the highest performing, most flexible location platform available and it enables operators of any size to market new, high-value services now."

The enhanced Geometrix MLC solutions will be featured at Andrew's exhibit (Hall 1, Stand D08-D09) February 13-16 at 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona.

Geometrix's new SUPL capabilities address the desires of many industry participants that operators must offer both user plane and control plane mobile location options in order to provide the greatest flexibility for LBS applications. By integrating the SUPL standard onto the same basic hardware as Andrew's other MLC offerings, Andrew has uniquely combined control plane and user plane technologies, simplifying operation and maintenance through a single application interface.

Andrew's Geometrix MLC carrier-grade platforms support all handset-based and network-based wireless location methods, including assisted global positioning system (A-GPS) in both mobile-based and mobile-assisted versions, Matrix, cell identity (CID), enhanced cell identity (E-CID), and uplink time difference of arrival (U-TDOA) technologies. In addition, Andrew employs hybrid location methods that combine features from the individual locating technologies.

"As demand for location based services increases and changes, operators can have full confidence that their Geometrix MLC system will transition seamlessly as networks are upgraded or new capabilities are added," said Garner. "Geometrix MLC is the highly flexible, carrier-grade platform that will serve as the foundation for location-based service applications for years to come. Andrew has led the way in the standards bodies to ensure operators have access to solutions that not only are standards compliant, but also meet the dynamic requirements of LBS customers."

Andrew Geometrix, which identifies locations of mobile devices, is the world's most advanced mobile locating system and already is deployed in multiple markets with A-GPS handsets running advanced location applications. Operators and third-parties worldwide count on Geometrix MLCs to offer location-based services for:

-- Consumers, such as navigation, motorist assistance, child tracking, vehicle location, and shipment status

-- Enterprises, to enhance vehicle and service dispatch, follow fleet movement, and track valuable assets

-- Public safety, to help locate callers for emergency service centers.

Location-based services are a growing set of innovative value-added applications that are enabled or enhanced with location information. Geometrix MLC precisely meets the location-based service performance, deployment, and cost requirements of operators worldwide. With Geometrix MLC, operators can install a single location system and select the locating technologies that best meet their requirements for cost and location-based service performance.

"Working closely with the leading LBS application companies, and through years of end-to-end testing with operators, network equipment vendors, and handset manufacturers, Andrew provides the experience required to successfully launch value-added services in any given market," said Garner.

Andrew is the world's most trusted supplier of high-accuracy mobile location systems. Andrew's Geometrix location systems have been installed by more operators than any competing system. Since the first Geometrix systems entered service in 2001, cellular network operators covering hundreds of millions of people have installed Andrew mobile location systems to provide accurate location of mobile users for a wide range of advanced services.

About Andrew Corporation

Andrew Corporation (NASDAQ:ANDW) designs, manufactures, and delivers innovative and essential equipment and solutions for the global communications infrastructure market. The company serves operators and equipment manufacturers from facilities in 35 countries. Andrew (, headquartered in Westchester, IL, is an S&P 500 company founded in 1937.

Geometrix is a registered trademark of Andrew Corporation.

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