People Finder Service
Canvas® PFS, People Finder Service, is a personalized real time context driven service that takes mobility and location awareness to a new level. It enables mobile subscribers to receive location information about selected individuals with their consent. It improves user experience in the network and creates new revenue sources from consumers and enterprises for the network operators, without compromising user privacy and network security.
Canvas PFS is a location-based application for GSM/GPRS and CDMA/1XRTT networks. It allows users to locate and communicate with their colleagues, friends and family members who use the same mobile network. Canvas PFS allows users to get their bearings and find their colleagues and friends easily on a map with enhanced mapping functionalities. It also supports geo-coding, reverse geo-coding, routing information and displaying Point of Interest.
Canvas PFS supports opt-in as an essential component to guarantee subscriber privacy, as well as, other anonymity features such as aliases and code words to prevent the subscribers' actual phone number, or identity from being displayed to unauthorized users.