Portable Navigation Devices use image-based technology.

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Equipped with SiRFstarIII chipset, N-Series Navigators feature NavPix(TM) technology, which lets users identify destinations as pictures, rather than just names. Model N40i provides turn-by-turn voice guidance along with detailed street maps on 3.5 in. color screen. It includes Tele Atlas map data for North America, dedicated buttons to locate gas stations and parking, and Back on Track(TM) technology. Model N60i includes same features but has 4.3 in. widescreen display and IR remote.



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Navman Launches New N-Series Navpix(TM)-Ready Portable Navigation Devices



Navman Unveils Next Generation Products With Award-Winning Image-Based Navigation Technology

LAKE FOREST, Ill., Sept. 25 // -- Navman, a leading designer and manufacturer of world-class Global Positioning System (GPS), communication and marine products, announced today a new generation of portable, in-vehicle navigation devices, the N40i and N60i. Designed with the latest in GPS technology, an enhanced user interface and a sleek new form factor, the two N-Series devices leverage Navman's innovative image-based navigation technology. NavPix(TM) lets you identify destinations as pictures, rather than just names, letting you define your world as you see it. With NavPix and a new Navman N-Series navigator, users simply select a picture, touch and drive.

Featuring a new slim line design for enhanced style and added convenience, the Navman N-Series navigators are the most portable devices on the market. Both models feature the second-generation SiRFstarIII chipset for rapid satellite acquisition, as well as an anti-glare touchscreen. Offering two levels of features and functionality, the N40i and N60i are a perfect fit for anyone who travels.

NavPix
The new N40i and N60i harness the power of Navman's NavPix technology. Premium NavPix photos can be accessed at www.navpix.net/ and downloaded free of charge to the navigation devices. Once images are added to a Navman N-series device, users simply touch an image on the screen to be directed to their desired location. In addition to downloading NavPix photos, both the N40i and N60i also contain an integrated 1.3 megapixel camera, allowing users to easily compile their own NavPix library. With the push of a button, digital images, coded with the exact latitude and longitude of the location, are added to the device. NavPix images loaded on either N-Series device can be edited with labels and additional destination information. Users can also upload their custom, geo-stamped photos to the Navman website to share with other NavPix users around the world.

Navman N40i
Providing clear turn-by-turn voice guidance along with detailed street maps displayed on a 3.5-inch color screen, the N40i is a serious navigator. In addition to NavPix, destinations can be entered manually by entering the street address, intersection, zip code or by selecting from the extensive list of Points Of Interest (POIs). With preloaded Tele Atlas map data for all of North America, convenient dedicated buttons to locate nearest gas stations and parking facilities, and exclusive Back on Track(TM) technology, the N40i is the key to a simple and stress-free journey.

Navman N60i
The ultimate GPS tool and flagship Navman device, the N60i contains all of the features of the N40i along with some luxurious additions. A unique 4.3-inch widescreen display allows users to view an unparalleled lay of the land while en route. The photo library can be displayed as thumbnails or in bold full-screen mode to make browsing and selecting destinations a snap. Navman's new navigation software maximizes the widescreen format, and enhances the user-friendly touchscreen with shortcuts and soft keys for quick, convenient access to navigation functions. The N60i also comes with a handy IR remote for complete control of the device from anywhere in the vehicle.

Each Navman N-Series device comes complete with a vehicle mounting bracket, vehicle power adapter, AC power adapter, USB cable and deluxe padded carrying case.

Availability:
Navman's N40i will be available this October at electronics stores nationwide and competitively priced at U.S. $499.95. The flagship Navman N60i will be available this November, priced at U.S. $599.95 and introduced exclusively by Amazon.com. For more information on the N-Series products, NavPix, Navman and its entire GPS product line, contact 866-9NAVMAN (toll- free) or visit http://www.navman.com/.

About Navman:
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/.

About Brunswick:
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, Back-On-Track and NavPix are trademarks of Navman. All other product names are registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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