Autodesk LocationLogic Connects Disney Mobile Families in New Ways
SAN RAFAEL, Calif., May 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Autodesk, Inc.
(Nasdaq: ADSK), today announced that Disney Mobile will use Autodesk(R)
software and professional services to bring their forthcoming Family
Locator(TM) wireless location services to market. Disney Mobile is leveraging
Autodesk's award-winning LocationLogic(TM) platform and software applications
to enable parents to locate their children's handsets using GPS technology.
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"We selected Autodesk for its corporate strength, software development
expertise and long-standing commitment to the wireless location services
marketplace," said George Grobar, senior vice president and general manager of
Disney Mobile. "Autodesk is a trusted partner in delivering our go-to-market
Family Locator is part of Disney Mobile's Family Center(TM), a set of
integrated features that also includes Family Monitor(TM), Call Control and
Family Alert!(TM) wireless services. The Family Center features allow parents
* Set spending allowances and track usage for voice minutes, text
messaging, picture messaging and downloadable content
* Determine the hours of the day and days of the week when kids can use
* Program restricted and always-on phone numbers to manage with whom kids
* Prioritize important family messages
"Disney Mobile is continuing their commitment to families by providing
them with new tools to connect with each other," said Joe Astroth, vice
president of Autodesk's Location Services Division. "Location-based features
will give parents additional information conveniently from their mobile
Disney Mobile joins other Tier 1 national carriers in selecting Autodesk
to provide solutions for the growing location-based marketplace.
Autodesk, Inc. is a Fortune 1000 company, wholly focused on ensuring that
great ideas are turned into reality. With seven million users, Autodesk is the
world's leading software and services company for the building, manufacturing,
infrastructure, media and entertainment, and wireless data services fields.
Autodesk's solutions help customers create, manage and share their data and
digital assets more effectively. As a result, customers turn ideas into
competitive advantage by becoming more productive, streamlining project
efficiency, and maximizing profits.
Autodesk Location Services, a division of Autodesk, Inc., provides
platform software, application frameworks and professional services to deliver
location-based services to wireless customers.
Founded in 1982, Autodesk is headquartered in San Rafael, California. For
additional information about Autodesk, please visit www.autodesk.com.
About Disney Mobile
Disney Mobile is the first national wireless phone service built to meet
the unique communication needs of today's family. Launching June 2006, Disney
Mobile will provide wireless voice and data services and custom handsets. In
addition, Disney Mobile will offer a package of features and applications
tailored to meet the unique communication needs of families. The Family
Center, a suite of four exclusive services, will enable parents to directly
manage their family's wireless experience, including controlling when and how
often kids use their phone; locating kids' handsets using GPS technology;
protecting their kids from unwanted calls and messages and sending priority
text messages to all Disney Mobile family plan members simultaneously. Disney
Mobile will offer an array of content that parents trust and kids enjoy drawn
from the rich entertainment heritage of Disney.
George Grobar is senior vice president and general manager of Disney
Mobile, a division of the Walt Disney Internet Group, which is headquartered
in North Hollywood.
NOTE: Autodesk and LocationLogic are registered trademarks or trademarks
of Autodesk, Inc., in the United States and/or other countries. Disney, Disney
Mobile, Family Alert!, Family Locator and Family Monitor are trademarks of
Disney Enterprises, Inc. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks
belong to their respective holders.
Autodesk Contact: Elissa Brown, 503-471-6815
Disney Mobile Contact: Anthony Sprauve, 818-623-3864
SOURCE Autodesk, Inc.
Web site: http://www.autodesk.com