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Compaq finds location-based services

Compaq Computer is trying to find its footing in the location-based services market. The Houston-based computer maker is teaming up with SignalSoft, SnapTrack and Wireless Facilities to offer telephone service providers a package of software called the Compaq Discovery Location System. The system is one of many vying for the dollars from carriers, which must comply with a U.S. law to make the location of every cell phone customer available to emergency services in case the person needs help.

Compaq Computer is trying to find its footing in the location-based services market. The Houston-based computer maker is teaming up with SignalSoft, SnapTrack and Wireless Facilities to offer telephone service providers a package of software called the Compaq Discovery Location System. The system is one of many vying for the dollars from carriers, which must comply with a U.S. law to make the location of every cell phone customer available to emergency services in case the person needs help.