GPS Smart Sensor comes in RJ11 and USB models.

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GPS3260 Smart GPS Sensor combines 20-channel GPS receiver and antenna, providing location-based capabilities to mobile applications. It offers fast acquisition fixes with less than 1 sec hot starts, 32 sec warm starts, and 38 sec cold starts. Device supports SiRFInstantFix, advanced power management modes, user-selectable datums, and SBAS differential GPS. Built-in Li-Ion battery holds data for rapid position acquisition, while green LED indicates GPS fix.

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Navman Announces a Smarter GPS Smart Sensor

Navigation Leader's Ultra Sensitivity, Tethered Solutions Offers Easy Installation and Enhanced GPS Capabilities for a Variety of Applications

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., Jan. 19 /-- Navman, a leading designer and manufacturer of world-class global positioning system (GPS) technology, announced today a tethered, ultra sensitive GPS receiver and antenna device, the Smart GPS Sensor. With an all-in-one design, very fast time to first fix, low power requirements and SiRFStar III technology, the Navman GPS3260 series Smart GPS Sensor is the smart way to provide location based capabilities to a variety of mobile applications from PDAs to commercial vehicles.

Easily adapted to automotive, scientific, commercial, government and leisure uses, the flexibly of the new Navman Smart GPS Sensor supports a host of individual applications. Common uses include inexpensive digital mapping and navigation programs on notebook computers, data gathering and logging for scientific, environmental and inventory applications on handheld computers, vehicle tracking on mobile data terminal solutions, and vehicular digital video recorders with GPS options.

"Navman's GPS3260 Series makes smart GPS antennas smarter by incorporating the best GPS performance into a simple plug and play design," said George Arnott, vice president of Navman's OEM Division. "With built-in user- selectable target application modes, the Navman GPS3260 is the best GPS product available for quick and easy integration into solutions for most any market."

A fully integrated GPS antenna and receiver, the Smart GPS Sensor features a 49.0mm x 41.0mm x 14.2mm form factor and includes an ultra-high sensitivity 20-channel receiver, as well as over 200,000 effective correlators for rapid satellite acquisition fixes and tracking even in weak signal conditions less than -159 dBm. The device provides fast acquisition fixes with less than 1 second hot starts, 32 second warm starts and 38 second cold starts (typical). Featuring the same core firmware as Navman's Jupiter 30 series of products, the GPS3260 supports SiRFInstantFix, advanced power management modes, user selectable datums and SBAS (WAAS, EGNOS and MSAS) differential GPS. A built-in Lithium ION battery holds system data for rapid position acquisition and includes a green LED that indicates GPS fix. Units ship standard with a fixed 3 meter cable for the RJ11 (GPS3260) and a fixed 2 meter cable for the USB (GPS3261) connector models.

Fully waterproof (iPX7 submersible), the Navman Smart GPS Sensor is operational at altitudes up to 60,000 feet (18,462 meters), velocities up to 1000 knots, acceleration up to 5 G and within a temperature range of -22 degrees to 185 degrees Fahrenheit (-30 degrees to 85 degrees Celsius). The operating voltage of the device is 4.0 - 6.0 VDC and power consumption is a mere 63mA at 5 VDC. The Navman Smart GPS Sensor supports SBAS, multiple advanced power management modes for a plug and play GPS solution in battery powered applications.

Both the RJ11 and USB models of the Navman Smart GPS Sensors are currently available in sample quantities and will be available in production quantities in February. For more information and a datasheet, please contact Navman Customer Service at (+1) 949-461-7150, or visit

About Navman:
Navman Limited, a unit of the Brunswick New Technologies division of Brunswick Corporation, is a recognized world leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of high reliability GPS, marine, vehicle navigation and mobile positioning and communication. Navman is committed to the creation of world- class products that add value to its broad base of users. Navman's success comes from taking high cost, sophisticated technologies and applying them to mass markets. The company's growth is fueled by its reputation for providing products to its OEM customer base and through its own distribution network and partners with the Navman brand name.

Navman and the Navman logo are registered trademarks of Navman Ltd. SiRF is a registered trademarks of SiRF Technology, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

CONTACT: Diane DuVall, Director of Marketing of Navman OEM, +1-949-461-7150,

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