Open Technologies develop GSM positioning system. Open Technologies, Russian system integrator, informed about successful completion of GSM positioning system project.

2 April 2012

April 2 2012. Open Technologies , Russian system integrator, about successful completion of GSM-positioning system project used by Biline Busisness to launch Search service for corporate clients.

A decision on introducing the system was taken by the operator, as it was extending the client services. The problem of personnel (couriers, drivers) control is relevant for many organizations and the choice of a service provider often depends on it.

Open Technologies won a tender for contracting the project.

The Search service from Biline Business (Corporation Personnel and Site Positioning) allowed the corporate clients of VympelCom OJSC in the entire Russia using GSM network for on-line control over the movement of its employees and suggesting them the best route.

The data on location come to the client on request or automatically in compliance with the preliminary report schedule. The user has an opportunity of mapping the territory, where the employee should be located during the working day and specify certain areas, say "Store", "Warehouse". Then all the information about the entry and exit of an employee according to the set coordinates will be supplied in SMS to the mobile phone of the manger or a designated person.

Logic simplicity off the interface, flexibility of personal configurations and a wide selection of instruments make Search service differ from analogues offered by other operators of Big 3.

The service is simple in use and does not require additional investment. It needs no additional equipment, special phones or change sim-card by the personnel. The accuracy of positioning depends on the proximity of the station, where the phone is registered. The service is managed by Web interface.

The solution uses mapping materials of NOKIA L&C (former NAVTEQ), the world mapping leader. It uses WebMap sliding head designed by Resident Consulting to display the map.

"We are happy that our partners chose the mapping of NOKIA L&C.During the last 3 years we gave a high priority to improving quality and extending our product to Russia and CIS. Now the result of these efforts is available to clients of VympelCom. Hopefullly, thy are going tom like the solution", said Pavel Kozlov, director on sales at NOKIA L&C.

According to Krill Luchkin, the head of the department of corporate communication and partnership products at VympeCom OJSC, 'during the project Open Technologies recommended itself as a reliable solutions supplier capable of meeting all its obligations with the required level of quality and in set terms. The specialists of system integrator made professional and prompt decisions of all rising complicated technical and technological problems demonstrating high motivation and interest in the result".

According to Konstantin Khlopov, OT Corporate Clients Manager, "the successful implementation of the project is a very important event for us. Now we have a complete portfolio of the checked and reliable solutions for VAS, based on wide rage of convergent technologies and rich experience in creating additional innovation services. Our next step will be introduction of business models helping the operators to find additional resources in developing services and fields for their promotion".

VympelKom OJSC makes part of VympelKom Ltd Group of Companies, one of the largest group of operators in the world offering integrated telecommunication services including communication and data transfer services based on a wide range of technologies with contactless and fixed communication, as well as broadband Internet access in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Algeria, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Burundi, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Central African Republic, Italy. It takes part in the share capital of Globalive Wireless Canada (“Wind Mobile”). VympelCom conducts its operations worldwide on the territory with the total population of 843 million people. The company offers its services under the brands Biline, Kievstar, djuice, Wind, Infostrada, Mobilink, Leo, Banglalink, Telecel and и Djezzy. The shares of VympelCom have VIP quotations at New York Stock Exchange.

Biline Business is a structural subdivision of VympelKom operating at the market of corporate users and rendering services to 240 thousand users. The portfolio of Biline Business includes over 70 business solutions based on convergence of mobile and fixed communications. Call-center of Biline Business is one of the major representatives at Russian market of outsourcing call-centers. It has over 110o operators' sites and it processes over 100 messages a day. Biline Business is the leader of communication services at real estate market. The total number of sites switched to Biline exceeds 4000 buildings in Moscow and Russian regions. About 305 of them are A class business centers. The main networks of VympelKom stretch for 111 thousand km. Biline Business is the principal operator of mainstream Internet for ove 300 ISP in Russia, CIS and Baltic States. The international IP network with the capability of 170 Gbit/s has its centers in Stockholm, Frankfurt, London and New York.

NOKIA L&C (former Navteq Russia&CIS) is the leading world producer of digital maps and other data for geo—information (GIS) used in numerous packages of software including navigation systems and net maps.

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