Impressive Roster of Top LBS Companies Exhibiting at NAVTEQ Booth at CES
CHICAGO, Jan. 8 /- NAVTEQ (NYSE:NVT), a leading global provider of digital maps for vehicle navigation and location-based solutions, unveiled its latest offerings with NAVTEQ Discover Cities(TM), a pedestrian relevant guide for mobile devices, and NAVTEQ's dynamic suite of traffic solutions at the 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV (booth #36226).
NAVTEQ Discover Cities, a new bundle of map and Points of Interest (POI) data built specifically for personal media and location aware devices, offers pedestrian relevant content for those visiting large cities. It works in much the same way a tourist guide would, displaying neighborhood boundaries, reviewed and rated restaurants, public transportation, walkways, hotels, shopping, nightlife and more. NAVTEQ Discover Cities is being demonstrated on the latest portable media player from iriver, the W10, which will be the first commercially available device to offer NAVTEQ Discover Cities.
Additionally, NAVTEQ's traffic solutions: NAVTEQ Traffic(TM), NAVTEQ Traffic RDS(TM), NAVTEQ Traffic Mobile(TM) and NAVTEQ Traffic Patterns(TM) are on display, emphasizing the uniquely comprehensive process of collecting, integrating, testing and distributing traffic information while linked to the industry leading NAVTEQ® map. Demonstrations underline the importance of combining multiple sources of historic and real time traffic data with intelligent data processing.
NAVTEQ is also demonstrating prototypes for:
o Traffic flow data from probe sources -- Flow information generated
from probes placed on vehicles, typically delivery trucks or business
service vehicles that report their location via a GPS device. Traffic
flow data from probe sources will be an increasingly useful component
of an overall traffic solution. Probe data may be a complement to our
expanding sensor network, and will be especially valuable once the
probe vehicles reach a critical mass.
o Traffic for HD Radio -- Traffic data delivered over HD Radio(TM)
systems which combine greater bandwidth for richer content with the
reliability of digital transmission.
In addition, many of the world's top portable navigation device (PND) manufacturers will demonstrate how they use NAVTEQ map and dynamic content products.
o Alpine Blackbird PMD-8100 comes pre-loaded with maps of the U.S. and
Canada and a built-in traffic receiver, allowing it to access the
NAVTEQ Traffic RDS(TM) service.
o Delphi NAV200 offers the budget-conscious customer a unique blend of
advanced navigation and entertainment features in a sleek, portable
o Garmin nuvi 660 is a sleek navigator and travel assistant. This
preloaded navigator brings a colorful widescreen display, hands-free
calling, traffic alerts, FM transmitter and more.
o Infogation Portable Navigation J-430 is an award-winning application
which allows you to enjoy your favorite music, movie, photos and the
most powerful Multiple Language voice-guided navigation system.
You'll never need to set the local time again.
o Lowrance iWay 250c is an affordable palm-sized, 1" thin, fully
portable precision GPS navigator. It includes over 4.5 million Points
of Interest, built-in battery, on road/off road routing flexibility,
MP3 player and a picture viewer.
o Magellan CrossoverGPS is the world's first crossover, pocket sized
GPS. Auto navigation plus the ability to transition to the great
outdoors with one GPS.
o Pioneer AVIC-S1 provides turn-by-turn route guidance and voice prompts
to your destination. Built-in Bluetooth also allows for hands-free
o Samsung's UMPC combines the capabilities of a PDA, MP3 / Personal
Media Player, tablet PC with an in-vehicle route guidance navigation
solution, in one sleek and stylish mobile device.
o Sony NV-U71T is ready to use right out of the box with maps for USA,
Canada and Puerto Rico with nearly 7 millions Points of Interest
o TomTom RIDER, designed specifically for motorcycles, is the smartest
portable navigator on two wheels. The RIDER is rugged and weather
resistant with hands-free calling.
o Uniden Maptrax GPS352 provides "Best in Class" navigation utilizing
the fastest processor, preloaded maps, daylight viewable display, and
a Lithium Ion battery for portability in a remarkably small "Easy to
o ViaMichelin Portable GPS Navigation X-930 combines ease of use and
portability. ViaMichelin's Portable GPS Navigation X-930 is the
lightest weight, slimmest product in its class, offers a full size
color touch screen, includes the latest GPS receiver technology, plus
a complete set of pre-loaded U.S. maps and points of interest.
Leading wireless application providers are displaying their LBS solutions at the NAVTEQ booth.
o Garmin Mobile provides real-time GPS navigation for mobile phones,
with a moving map and automatic route calculation to millions of
points of interest nationwide, including turn-by-turn voice-guided
o Jentro activepilot provides a location based experience on mass market
phones -- local search, community tools, e911 and navigation on one
o Networks in Motion NAVBuilder features real-time navigation
capabilities that speed time to market and reduce design and
development costs. It's a fast, easy way to add location-based
services to your wireless applications.
o PTV NaviGuide. PTV is a leading software provider for mobile
navigation with award-wining GPS navigation and LBS technology for
o Proxpro Locate People empowers individuals to find and meet the people
that matter the most to them.
o Smarter Agent's Mobile GPS Real Estate Search helps you look for your
next home or apartment. Revolutionary cell phone search uses GPS to
let you know about properties near you.
o TeleNav GPS Navigator helps you find your way with turn-by-turn voice
and on-screen driving directions from your mobile phone.
"NAVTEQ is pleased to be joined at CES by some of the world's most recognizable consumer brands and leading LBS companies," commented Winston Guillory, Senior Vice President - Consumer & Business Sales, NAVTEQ. "Our strong relationships with these companies is an output of their trust in NAVTEQ to deliver accurate, reliable digital map data as well as innovative, cutting-edge content that stimulates development of new location-enabled products."
NAVTEQ is a leading provider of comprehensive digital map information for automotive navigation systems, mobile navigation devices, Internet-based mapping applications, and government and business solutions. NAVTEQ creates the digital maps and map content that power navigation and location-based services solutions around the world. The Chicago-based company was founded in 1985 and has approximately 2,000 employees located in 139 offices in 25 countries.
Kellie Prowse of NAVTEQ,
Bob Richter for NAVTEQ,
Web site: http://www.navteq.com/