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HP in pact with mobile-phone location firm

HP Services will integrate software from Cambridge Positioning Systems.

Hewlett-Packard announced a deal on Monday under which it will resell software from Cambridge Positioning Systems used to help mobile-phone service providers determine the location of mobile-phone users. HP Services will integrate the software with HP's OpenCall Intelligent Network Server software used on the company's high-end NonStop servers.

CPS' Matrix software can locate a cell phone within about 330 feet, useful for emergency response and other location-based services. HP and CPS will both sell the joint product to operators of GSM mobile-phone networks worldwide.