Navman has announced the Navman PiN in the North American market. The Personal Interactive Navigation (PiN) device integrates an advanced GPS navigation solution with a Pocket PC.
Navman's navigation software SmartST V2 comes pre-loaded on a configuration card. Other software capabilities include Microsoft Pocket Outlook integration for advanced address-to-contact routing, a zip code search tool, the ability to pre-select areas to avoid, a handy town-to-town routing function, complete route summary, enhanced zooming functionality and a striking 3D map display option that truly enhances the visual navigation experience. Other features include address-to- address routing, selectable map views, automatic and manual zoom for map detail control, Back-on-Track rerouting when off-course, day and night screen modes and an extensive points-of-interest library. The fully automated software provides voice guidance, in addition to visual driving instructions and, large display icons and easy-to-read maps provide an operator-friendly, touch-screen interface for added safety while driving.
"The success of our existing GPS companion products for PDAs, makes leveraging our expertise to create an all-in-one handheld navigation system a logical next step," said George Arnott, president of Navman USA. "The PiN is perfect for anyone on the go that likes to stay organized and stay on course."
The PiN is equipped with a 3.5" color transflective LCD display and powered by an Intel PXA-255 300MHz processor with 64MB of internal RAM. Leveraging the power PiN OS, Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003, consumers can access personal information and contact data, manage email, compose documents and surf the web. The device also delivers full multimedia capabilities, supporting MP3 playback, fully motion video, picture viewing and voice recording. Programs and maps can be downloaded to the PiN using Microsoft ActiveSync through a USB 1.1 connection.
The complete PiN solution includes detailed street-level mapping for the 48 contiguous states, Hawaii, Alaska and Canada, as well as a vehicle power adapter and mounting bracket. Also included is the USB sync cable and power pack for the office desktop environment.
The Navman PiN is available for purchase at electronics stores in the US and is priced at US$499.95.