Personal Navigation Device offers traffic information.

Press Release Summary:

Measuring 4.2 x 3.3 x 0.9 in., NAVIGON 5100 features 3.5 in. touch screen, 2D or 3D maps, and intuitive menus that predict city, state, and address as user types. Unit provides spoken driving directions and street names as well as real-time traffic information without subscription, including traffic flow, incidents, and alternate routes. Reality View(TM) offers 3D photo-realistic virtual reality view of complex interchanges, while Lane Assistant directs drivers to optimal lane for selected route.

Original Press Release:

NAVIGON Introduces the Compact, Easy to Use 5100 Personal Navigation Device

NAVIGON-Branded Product Enhances Consumer Lifestyles with Unparalleled Navigation

CHICAGO, July 12 /-- NAVIGON, a leading provider of navigation products and solutions, announces the general availability of the NAVIGON 5100 -- a new personal navigation device (PND) that will help busy consumers reduce stress and get wherever they need to go more efficiently. One of the very first NAVIGON-branded PNDs available in North America, the NAVIGON 5100 will be available for purchase this July.

Designed for consumers with active lifestyles who are overloaded with daily personal and professional responsibilities, the NAVIGON 5100 can be taken everywhere by everyone, from traveling business professionals to busy working moms. Portable and easy-to-use, the NAVIGON 5100 is housed in an attractive, chrome shell and delivers smart features that help drivers reduce stress, boost their confidence and focus on the road ahead.

Product features include:
-- Compact Size: Measures 4.2 x 3.3 x 0.9 inches and weighs 6.35 ounces
-- Text-to-Speech: Provides clearly spoken driving directions and street names
-- Subscription-Free Real-Time Traffic: Advises on traffic flow, incidents and alternate routes without any additional fees or trial periods
-- ZAGAT Survey(R) Ratings and Reviews: Five destination guides, including top U.S. hotels, resorts and spas, restaurants, golf courses, as well as attractions and nightlife in 70+ U.S. cities help users make informed destination choices
-- Reality View(TM): 3D, photo-realistic virtual reality view of complex interchanges with road geometry
-- Lane Assistant: Reduces confusion by directing drivers to the optimal lane for the selected route

"Consumers are confronted by a slew of navigation systems that look and act exactly alike; there's not a concerted effort to offer differentiated products," says NAVIGON's general manager for the Americas, Andreas Hecht. "We created the NAVIGON 5100 to provide consumers with a navigation experience that's better and different than anything else out there--at an affordable price."

Less than an inch thick, the NAVIGON 5100 is ultra-portable and features an impressive 3.5 inch easy-to-use touch screen. The NAVIGON 5100 also offers intuitive menus that predict the city, state and address as the user types, as well as easy-to-read maps views that adapt to consumers' needs, including 2D or 3D maps, and portrait or landscape mode. NAVIGON partners with NAVTEQ to deliver the comprehensive digital map information on the NAVIGON 5100.

The NAVIGON 5100 will be available for purchase online and at major North American retail outlets this July for an MSRP of $499. Visit to fully experience the NAVIGON 5100, where online demos, reviews and detailed product information are available.

NAVIGON INC. is one of the world's leading providers of navigation products and software solutions. NAVIGON makes its own navigation brand consumer products and creates software solutions for OEM customers operating in personal navigation, wireless, and automotive sectors. Founded in 1991, NAVIGON employs more than 300 people and has offices in Asia, Europe and North America. For more information, please visit

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 2,800 employees located in 167 offices and in 28 countries.

NAVTEQ is a trademark in the U.S. and other countries. All rights reserved.

CONTACT: Peg Herbst, Director, marketing communications of NAVIGON INC.,

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