Press Release Summary:
Incorporating second-generation SiRFstarIII chipset, Model iCN 530 optimizes in-vehicle navigation in environments with weak signals such as urban canyons and areas of dense foliage. It features 3.5 in. QVGA touchscreen display, 2 GB on-board Flash memory, and routing algorithms that ensure users travel most intuitive course. In event of traffic jams, accidents, or missed turns, Back-on-Track(TM) feature redirects users to their destination using nearest viable route.
Original Press Release:
Navman Unveils Sleek New iCN 530 Portable Navigation Device With Second-Generation SiRFstarIII
Navigation Leader Announces Next Generation GPS Technology
RALEIGH, N.C., April 3 / -- Navman, a leading designer and manufacturer of world-class Global Positioning System (GPS), communication and marine products, announced today the addition of another powerful device to its innovative in-vehicle navigation line. The iCN 530 is the most recent rendition of the iCN 520 and iCN 510, its award-winning predecessors. The device offers a sleek new exterior, pocketsize form factor for ultimate portability, the latest GPS technology for rapid satellite acquisition, internal memory for map data storage, and an enhanced user and touchscreen interface.
Powered by Navman's new feature-rich navigation software, exciting capabilities of the iCN 530 include:
o Enhanced Signal Reception: Incorporating the new second-generation SiRFstarIII chipset, the iCN 530 greatly improves in-vehicle navigation in environments with weak signals such as urban canyons, areas of dense foliage, under covered bridges and in vehicles with athmeric windshields;
o Extended Battery Operation: ultra-low power components and intelligent power conservation algorithms maximize battery life for non-tethered use;
o One-Touch Fuel and Parking: two dedicated Points-of-Interest (POI) buttons provide instant access to the location of nearby gas stations or parking lots -- saving time and eliminating hassle;
o Multiple Navigation Views: 3D map view, 2D map view, quick next-maneuver icon view with 2D mini-map, and a text-based instruction list that displays the next four maneuvers;
o Preloaded Detailed Tele Atlas Map Data: providing total Drive Away(TM) convenience for the USA, Puerto Rico and Guam (U.S. version) and Canada (Canadian version), as well as more than 5 million POIs including food, gas, parking, hotels, airports, hospitals, shopping, and many more;
o Newly Designed Mounting Bracket: facilitating simple windshield application and single hand connection and removal of the iCN 530;
o Wireless Remote Control: allowing maximum operational convenience;
o Improved Routing Options: offering users an unprecedented level of routing control, and a sliding preference scale for options like quickest/shortest routes, preference for freeways and urban roads;
o My Points-of-Interest (MyPOI(TM)): enabling users to customize their iCN 530 by defining individual POIs, or downloading and importing third-party POI databases; and
o Active My POI: user-definable alarms, notifying the approach of user-selected points of interest.
Standard capabilities of the iCN 530 include enhanced routing algorithms ensuring users travel the most intuitive course; improved speed and accuracy for town, zip code, street, intersection and house number searches; and an extensive Points-of-Interest (POI) database. User-selectable data such as ETA, speed, current time, time-to-go and total distance can be accessed with the touch of a button. In the event of traffic jams, accidents or missed turns, Navman's powerful "Back-on-Track(TM)" feature quickly redirects users to their destination using the nearest viable route.
The Navman iCN 530 features a high-resolution (320x240), 3.5-inch QVGA, touchscreen display; employs a reliable, integrated, high-performance GPS antenna; and houses a long-lasting internal Lithium-Ion battery for operating the unit without external power. The complete iCN 530 solution includes 2GB of on-board FLASH memory; a CD-ROM containing the latest detailed map data; a vehicle power adapter and mounting bracket; a stylus for quick and efficient data entry; a USB sync cable and power pack for PC connectivity; a protective carrying case for convenient storage and travel, and a wireless remote control.
Navman's iCN 530 is currently available at electronics stores nationwide and competitively priced at U.S. $599.95. For more information on the iCN 530, Navman and its entire GPS product line, contact 866-9NAVMAN (toll-free) or visit http://www.navman.com/.
Navman is a recognized world leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of Global Positioning System (GPS) technology products. Established in 1988, the New Zealand based company provides a diverse range of GPS solutions across wide-ranging industries including marine, personal GPS, fleet management and OEM markets. Satellite navigation technology has been a core technology for Navman's products since inception. The company recognizes the need for applications in transportation, recreation, survey and personal information. Navman New Zealand has received a number of awards, including New Zealand's Supreme Exporter of 2002, and the 2002 HiTech Supreme Award. It is part of Brunswick New Technologies, a unit of U.S.-based Brunswick Corporation. For more information, visit http://www.navman.com/.
Headquartered in Lake Forest, Ill., Brunswick Corporation endeavors to instill "Genuine Ingenuity"(TM) in all its leading consumer brands, including Mercury and Mariner outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrives and inboard engines; MotorGuide trolling motors; Teignbridge propellers; MotoTron electronic controls; Northstar marine electronics; Navman marine and GPS-based products; IDS dealer management systems; Sea Ray, Bayliner, Maxum, Hatteras, Meridian, Sealine, Bermuda, Ornvik, Quicksilver, Savage and Uttern pleasure boats; Baja high-performance boats; Arvor, Boston Whaler, Palmetto, Sea Boss, Sea Pro and Trophy offshore fishing boats; Crestliner, Lowe, Lund and Princecraft aluminum fishing, deck and pontoon boats; Attwood marine parts and accessories; Land 'N' Sea marine parts and accessories distributor; Life Fitness, Hammer Strength and ParaBody fitness equipment; Brunswick bowling centers, equipment and consumer products; Brunswick billiards tables; and Valley-Dynamo pool, Air Hockey and foosball tables. For more information, visit http://www.brunswick.com/.
Navman, the Navman logo, Drive Away, MyPOI and Back-on-Track are trademarks of Navman. All other product names are registered trademarks of their respective holders.