Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Socket ships new GPS navigation kit for Pocket PC, laptops and tablet PC
Posted on 23-Nov-2004 08:50. | Tags Filed under: News.


Socket ships new GPS navigation kit for Pocket PC, laptops and tablet PC
Socket Communications, Inc. is now shipping an enhanced version of its GPS Nav Kit for Pocket PCs, laptops and Tablet PC. The GPS Nav Kit communicates to these devices using Bluetooth wireless technology and includes Socket's MyNavigator software, a compact in-car navigation system that offers street maps, an intuitive user interface and voice prompts. The solution provides turn-by-turn instructions and map support for the United States & Canada and over 14 European countries.

"The U.S. Department of Transportation reports that Americans spend over 500 million hours per week in their cars," said Peter Phillips, vice president of marketing at Socket. "The widespread use of Pocket PCs and other handheld devices has increased the need for consumers to remain connected while behind the wheel. Our improved GPS technology solutions not only improve the efficiency of these connected commuters, but also helps them find particular locations more safely. The enhanced graphics and 3-D maps in the GPS Nav Kit provide detailed, visual location information at-a-glance, while clear voice prompts provide audio feedback."

New MyNavigator software features include:

  • Allows hotkeys to be assigned to the most popular functions
  • Ability to select destination by intersection or city center
  • More than 1.2 million new points of interest and new categories including attractions, businesses/shopping, education/government, emergency, lodging, recreation, restaurants and transportation
  • Improved optional map views including flat, bird's eye and 3-D
  • Updated NAVTEQ maps of North America and Europe

    Additional hardware features include a new receiver chip-set from u-blox that is capable of receiving 16 GPS channels and processing 8192 simultaneous search bins as well as a removable and replaceable battery. In addition, it includes Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) support for increased location accuracy with the Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) in the U.S. and EGNOS in Europe. The hardware weighs only 71 grams and fits into the palm of your hand without requiring wires or cables.

    The GPS Nav Kit is available for an estimated street price of US$249.




  • comments powered by Disqus




    Trending now »

    Hot discussions in our forums right now:

    NZ Prime Minister John Key Resigns
    Created by ajobbins, last reply by frankv on 8-Dec-2016 15:12 (208 replies)
    Pages... 12 13 14


    Gareth Morgan is a genius
    Created by Satch, last reply by Rikkitic on 8-Dec-2016 16:41 (41 replies)
    Pages... 2 3


    The President Of The USA - Who do you think?
    Created by TimA, last reply by DarthKermit on 8-Dec-2016 16:22 (909 replies)
    Pages... 59 60 61


    Dishwasher not Working Properly
    Created by tdgeek, last reply by mdav056 on 5-Dec-2016 20:18 (28 replies)
    Pages... 2


    Wilson's Car Park - When Free is not free
    Created by nzkiwiman, last reply by ajobbins on 8-Dec-2016 13:31 (47 replies)
    Pages... 2 3 4


    Spark wireless broadband and home /lan access: CGNAT limitations
    Created by yokkem, last reply by BarTender on 8-Dec-2016 15:57 (19 replies)
    Pages... 2


    Spark not planning to deploy native IPv6 at all. Ever.
    Created by Erayd, last reply by sbiddle on 7-Dec-2016 20:57 (19 replies)
    Pages... 2


    JB Hifi Cost & GST Sale - 7th Dec
    Created by Finch, last reply by Kopkiwi on 7-Dec-2016 15:11 (16 replies)
    Pages... 2